Jackson County highways are home to around 36,187 personal and business-type vehicles. This figure amounts to approximately 0.2% of all cars registered in the entire state of Florida.
Over 87% of adult drivers in Jackson County commute to work by themselves, and almost 2 out of 5 of those commutes last for over 30 minutes.
With an estimated 20% of Florida drivers uninsured, about 7,200 vehicles in Jackson County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
Approximately every sixth crash in Jackson County is a hit and run.
In Jackson County, traffic-related deaths statistically occur at a rate of 29.92 per 100,000 cars on the road: roughly 11 fatal crashes yearly.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported over 964 crashes in Jackson County: 16 fatal crashes, with a resultant 18 deaths (including 1 motorcyclist and 5 pedestrians). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Jackson County in an estimated 12% of all driving fatalities.
To discuss your auto insurance needs and to find affordable car insurance in Jackson County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Jackson County's roughly 21,200 housing units are split up between homeowners (70%) and renters (30%). This owner-occupied rate is higher than the Florida State average of 65%.
Other counties in the region also largely consist of homes inhabited by owners: Holmes County with more than 76% of its residential real estate occupied by owners, Washington County at 78%, and Calhoun County having the highest Homeowner-occupied rate at 81%. The lowest is recorded in Bay County at 65% owner-occupied / 35% 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%).
Around 13% of dwelling units in Jackson County have housing issues such as overcrowding, poor plumbing, and kitchen troubles. In about 1 in 4 homes, residents spend more than half of their income on housing expenses.
In Jackson County, about 17% of adult residents lack proper health insurance coverage, which is lower than the Florida average (≈19%). Neighboring counties’ uninsured rates from lowest to highest: Liberty County (over 16%), Calhoun County is tied with Bay County at (18%), Washington County and Gadsden County are also tied at (19%), and Holmes County as the highest in the region at 21%. The highest uninsured adult rate in the state of Florida is in Hendry County, with 35% of residents uninsured, while the lowest rate is observed in St. Johns County at under 13% of the adult residents.
Close to 1 in 4 adults (≈11,291) in Jackson County report problems with health.
Over 37% of the Jackson County population do not participate in physical exercise activities.
The lack of physical activities is partially the reason why about 37% of the Jackson 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, Bay County reports the lowest – at 30% of the residents, while almost 44% of adults from Gadsden County may be considered obese.
As of 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Jackson County, offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Average life expectancy for the residents of Jackson County is between 74 and 75 years old, which is lower than the state average in Florida (80). Among the neighboring counties, Washington county is recorded to have the shortest lifespan in the region at 72.5 years old, while Gadsden County shows longer life spans at over 76.6 years old. The shortest life span in Florida is seen in Union County, at under 69 years old, and Collier County’s 86-year-old average is the longest.
In 2022 there were approximately 9,355 seniors (65 and older) residing in Jackson County.
The average price of a funeral in Jackson County is around $5,200, which is less than the Florida state average (of $5,900), and the least expensive among its bordering counties. Gadsden County, Washington County, and Holmes County are all tied for the highest average funeral cost in the region, at $5,300.
Across Florida, funerals in Collier County cost the highest, averaging over $9,000, while those in Putnam County and DeSoto County are the least expensive, at around $4,600.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the nearly 1,023 business establishments in Jackson County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for nearly 68% of all employment in the county in 2021 were: