It is estimated that about 9,674 registered private and commercial vehicles call the roads of Gulf County their home. This total constitutes around 0.05% of all the registered vehicles in Florida.
Approximately 75% of adult drivers in Gulf County commute to and from their places of employment by themselves, and roughly 2 out 5 of those drivers will be behind the wheel for more than half an hour for at least 5 days a week.
About 1 in 5 Florida-based drivers do not have auto insurance coverage, and this implies that around 2,000 vehicles in Gulf County could possibly be uninsured or underinsured. Aside from this, around every 10th traffic accident in Gulf County is a hit and run.
Deaths caused by vehicular collisions in Gulf County statistically occur at a rate of 16.42 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 152 crashes in Gulf County: 1 fatal crash that caused 1 death. Studies have shown that in 5% of traffic-related fatalities, alcohol was a significant factor — which is the lowest percentage in the state of Florida.
To discuss your auto insurance needs in Gulf County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
There are around 10,000 homes in Gulf County and about 75% of them are inhabited by their owners, and 25% are rentals. This owner-occupied rate is almost 10 percentage points lower than the Florida state average of 65%. Looking at the neighboring counties, Calhoun County has the highest owner-occupied rate in the area at 81%, while Bay County has the lowest at 65%.
About 16% of the homes in Gulf 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 Gulf County, contact a Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
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Approximately 15% of the adult population in Gulf County do not have proper health insurance coverage — this percentage is lower than the Florida state average of 19%. Within its area, Gulf County has the lowest rate, followed by Liberty County with 16%, while Franklin County has the highest figure at 20%. Across Florida, Hendry County has the highest figure in Florida at 35%, while St. Johns County has the lowest rate at 13%.
Approximately 21% (≈2,600) of Gulf County residents experience health issues. This is partially due to the fact that among the adult population, 21% smoke, 24% consume too much alcohol, and around 32% of the residents do not exercise regularly.
The fact that nearly 1 in 3 Gulf County residents does not exercise regularly contributes to Gulf County’s 33% obesity rate (BMI of 30 or more) — this rate is above the Florida average of 27%. Among the neighboring counties, Liberty County has the highest obesity rate at 40%, while Bay County has the least number of obese residents in the region, at 30%.
In 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Gulf County offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
The average Gulf County resident has a lifespan of 75.9 years old, which is 4 years shorter compared to the Florida average of 80.2 years. Among its peer counties, Franklin County has the longest life expectancy of 77.3 years, while Calhoun County has the shortest at 75.4 years old.
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 3,400 seniors (65 and older) residing in Gulf County.
The family and friends of a deceased Gulf County resident could possibly spend around $6,800 for the immediate funeral of their loved one. This average funeral cost is significantly higher than the Florida average of $5,900. Among the neighbors, Franklin County has the most expensive average at $7,700. Bay County has the most affordable funeral cost average in the area at $5,300.
Across Florida, Collier County’s average of $9,600 is deemed as the most expensive in Florida, 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 500 business establishments in Gulf County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for approximately 57% of all employment in 2020 were: