The roads of Hendry County are home to an estimated 35,878 personal and commercial vehicles, which constitute roughly 0.2% of all automobiles registered in Florida State.
Over 63% of adult drivers in Hendry County drive to work unaccompanied, and over 1 in 3 of those commutes last for over half an hour for each trip to and from the workplace.
With an estimated 20% of Florida drivers uninsured, about 7,200 vehicles in Hendry County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
About every seventh crash in Hendry County is a hit and run.
Traffic-related fatalities in Hendry County happen at a rate of 29.10 per 100,000 cars on the road, which results in around 10 fatal crashes yearly.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported over 520 crashes in Hendry County: 19 fatal crashes, with a resultant 23 deaths (including 1 motorcyclist). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Hendry County in an estimated 30% of all driving fatalities.
To discuss your auto insurance needs and to find affordable car insurance in Hendry County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Hendry County’s estimated 15,516 housing units are mostly made up of owner-occupied homes (65%). This rate is at par with the homeownership rate in Florida State.
Other counties in the region also largely consist of homes inhabited by owners: Charlotte County is tied with Glades County for having the highest Homeowner-occupied rate in the region, at over 80%. Palm Beach County is at 69%, while Broward County is split 62% owner-occupied / 38% for rent.
Across Florida, Sumter County has the most homes occupied by owners (nearly 90%) while Miami-Dade County offers the highest percentage of its real estate as rentals (49%).
Over 21% of housing units in Hendry County report housing problems, such as overcrowding, inadequate plumbing, or issues with the kitchen. In 1 out of 4 homes, residents spend more than 50% of their income on housing.
Nearly 35% of Hendry County’s adult residents do not have proper health insurance coverage. This rate is observed to be the highest in its region and across Florida. Looking at its immediate neighbors, Okeechobee County has the second-highest uninsured rate in the region, while Martin County and Charlotte County are tied for the lowest rate, at 18% — closer to the Florida State average of 19%.
With Hendry County having the highest uninsured adult rate statewide, the lowest rate, on the other hand, is observed in St. Johns County at under 13% of the adult residents.
Almost 1 in 3 adults (≈14,090) in Hendry County report problems with health.
Nearly 35% of the Hendry County population do not participate in physical exercise activities.
About 35% of Hendry County residents are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is higher than the Florida average of over 27%. Among the neighboring counties, Martin County reports the lowest obesity rate – at over 20% of the residents, while approximately 39% of adults from Glades County may be considered obese.
As of 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Hendry County, offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
In Hendry County, the average lifespan of residents is around 78.5 years. Looking at the bordering counties, Okeechobee County reports the shortest average life expectancy, at 76.4 years, while Collier County posts the longest average lifespan, both in the region and across Florida, at over 86 years.
With Collier County having the longest average life expectancy across Florida, the shortest, on the other hand, is seen in Union County, at under 69 years.
In 2022 there were approximately 5,971 seniors (65 and older) residing in Hendry County.
Funeral expenses in and around Hendry County vary drastically. The average price of a funeral in Hendry County is around $6,200, which is higher than the Florida State average (of $5,900). Among the neighbors of Hendry County, Charlotte County posts the lowest funeral average, at $5,500, while Collier County has the highest average funeral cost of almost $9,600, which is also the highest across Florida.
Statewide, Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest figures, both closer to $4,600.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the nearly 1 thousand business establishments in Hendry County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for around 61% of all employment in the county in 2021 were:
Retail businesses typically insure all business-owned or leased property and the employees. Besides that, every customer-facing operation typically requires liability insurance, in case the visitor gets hurt on the premises or by using the product. If the business stores and transports goods, it needs inventory insurance and inland marine coverage.
To assess your business insurance needs in Hendry County and to get a commercial insurance quote, speak with a knowledgeable Florida-licensed commercial insurance agent with access to multiple insurers and premium finance options. Always try to compare at least 2 or 3 options before deciding on the coverage.