Franklin County residents have registered a total of around 10,239 vehicles for personal and business use. This figure accounts for approximately 0.06% of all the registered vehicles in Florida.
About 4 in 5 vehicles utilized for daily commutes to work only transport the driver and no one else. Additionally, 22% of these vehicles require more than 30 minutes for each trip.
About 1 in 5 Florida-based drivers do not have auto insurance coverage, and this implies that around 2,000 vehicles in Franklin County could possibly be uninsured or underinsured. Aside from this, around every 6th traffic accident in Franklin County is a hit and run.
Deaths caused by vehicular collisions in Franklin County statistically occur at a rate of 18.15 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: approximately 2 fatal crashes per year.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported 97 crashes in Franklin County: 3 fatal crashes that caused 3 deaths. Studies have shown that in 18% of traffic-related fatalities, alcohol was a significant factor.
To discuss your auto insurance needs in Franklin County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
In Franklin County, most homes are inhabited by the owners, at a rate of 75%, and 25% of its estimated 9,000 dwellings are rentals. All the counties in the region are mostly dotted with owner-occupied homes. From lowest to highest: Gulf County (74%), Liberty County (75%), and Wakulla County (82%) — all are above the Florida homeowner-occupied average of 65%.
About 15% of the homes in Franklin County encounter housing problems, overcrowding, substandard plumbing, or kitchen problems. In 1 out of 4 homes, residents dedicate more than 50% of their income to housing expenses.
For consultation and advice about Homeowners, Renters, Condo, Flood, and other types of property insurance in Franklin County, contact a Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
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About 19.7% of adult residents in Franklin County do not have proper health insurance coverage, which is comparable to the Florida average of 19.2%. Franklin County’s neighbors are all below the Florida average. Liberty County is at 16%, while 15% of Wakulla County and Gulf County adults do not have proper health insurance. Across Florida, Hendry County has the highest figure in Florida at 35%, while St. Johns County has the lowest rate at 13%.
Approximately 24% (≈3,000) of Franklin County residents experience health issues. This is partially due to the fact that among the adult population, 26% smoke, 24% consume too much alcohol, and around 31% of the residents do not exercise regularly, even though 88% of the population have access to places where physical exercise can be done.
The fact that nearly 1 in 3 Franklin County residents does not exercise regularly contributes to Franklin County’s 34% obesity rate (BMI of 30 or more) — this rate is above the Florida average of 27%. Among the neighboring counties, Liberty County and Wakulla County have the highest figures both at 40%, while Gulf County has the lowest obesity rate in the region at 33%.
In 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Franklin County offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Franklin County residents have an average life expectancy of 77.3 years old, which is a couple of years short of the Florida average (80.2). Among the neighbors, Wakulla County’s 76.9-year average is the longest life expectancy in the area, and Gulf County’s 75.9-year average is the shortest.
In the entire state of Florida, Collier County has the longest average life expectancy at 86 years old, while the shortest average is recorded in Union County, at under 69 years old.
In 2022 there were approximately 3,000 seniors (65 and older) residing in Franklin County.
Franklin County has an average funeral cost of approximately $7,700, and the same figure applies to one if its neighbors, Wakulla County. Liberty County, on the other hand, has an average cost of $9,400. Gulf County has the lowest figure in the region with, $6,800. All average funeral costs in the area are above the Florida average of $5,900.
Across Florida, Collier County’s average of $9,600 tends to be the highest in the state , while Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest figures, both at closer to $4,600.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the nearly 400 business establishments in Franklin County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for approximately 67% of all employment in 2020 were: