Dixie County highways are home to approximately 14,133 commercial and personal automobiles. This figure represents around 0.08% of all registered vehicles in Florida.
Over 74% of drivers in Dixie County commute to and from work by themselves, and more than a quarter (28%) of those travels last for more than half an hour.
In Florida, 1 in 5 drivers lack insurance coverage, which implies that over 2,800 vehicles in Dixie County alone might be underinsured or uninsured.
Nearly 1 in 9 vehicular accidents in Dixie County is reported as a hit-and-run.
Dixie County’s automobile fatalities statistically occur at a rate of 30.55 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: Roughly four fatal crashes yearly.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported 206 crashes in Dixie County: 5 fatal crashes resulting in 5 deaths (including one motorcyclist). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Dixie County, over half (53%) of all driving fatalities, which is the highest in the entire state of Florida.
To learn more about your auto insurance and to find affordable car insurance in Dixie County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Dixie County has an estimated 9,676 housing properties, in which the houses are inhabited mostly by homeowners (79%) compared to renters (21%). Looking at Dixie County’s neighbors, the same distribution can be observed: Lafayette County leads the group with a homeowner-occupied rate of around 84% versus 16% for renters, while Taylor County tops the rate of rental housing, at 23%. In Florida, the average rate for houses inhabited by their owners is 65%.
Dixie County has nearly 14% of its housing units that experiences problems like overcrowding, plumbing issues, or kitchen problems. In 25% of homes, residents allocate more than half of their salary to housing alone. Dixie County reports the lowest rate throughout Florida in terms of the housing cost burden, at 7%.
Nearly 19% of Dixie County adults do not have adequate health insurance coverage, which is similar to the Florida average of 19.2%. Dixie County’s uninsured adult percentage is ranked 4th-highest among its neighbors, with Lafayette County having the highest uninsured adult rate of roughly 23%, while the lowest is observed in Taylor County at just over 17%. In the entire state of Florida, the highest uninsured adult rate is seen in Hendry County, with 35%, while St. Johns County has the lowest, at just under 13%.
Dixie County residents of roughly 27% experience health problems. This figure accounts for 4,717 people that are in poor health.
Furthermore, over 43% of its resident do not participate in any physical exercise activities. In addition, Dixie County leads the entire state of Florida in terms of the average number of mentally unhealthy days per month, at 5.73. These statistics may be one of the contributing factors to why 33% of its residents are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more). Among Dixie County’s neighbors, Gilchrist County has the highest obesity rate, with almost 38%.
In 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Dixie County offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Dixie County residents have an average life span of 75.3 years, which is about five years lower than the Florida average of 80.2 years and is the lowest among its immediate neighbors. Compared to Dixie County’s neighbors, the longest average life expectancy is in Lafayette County, with a 77-year average, followed by Gilchrist County at 76.9 years. In the entire state of Florida, the longest expected life span is in Collier County, with an average of 86 years, while Union County records the shortest at only 69 years.
In 2022 there were approximately 4,000+ seniors (65 and older) resided in Dixie County.
Dixie County’s average funeral cost is around $6,050, which is higher than the Florida State average of $5,900. Among Dixie County’s neighbors, Taylor County has a higher average funeral cost of $6,900, while Levy County’s $5,900 funeral cost average is the most affordable in the region. These costs already include burial vault, casket, and embalming.
Statewide, Collier County tends to have the most expensive funerals at about $9,600, while Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest, both closer to $4,600.
Dixie County has nearly 260 business establishments that have different commercial insurance needs. The three largest job-creating sectors that account for nearly 68% of all employment in the county in 2020 were: