Approximately 35,406 personal and commercial cars consider Levy County highways their home. This figure amounts to approximately 0.2% of all automobiles registered in the entire state of Florida.
Nearly 81% of adult drivers in Levy County commute to and from their places of employment unaccompanied and more than half of those commutes need over 30 minutes to complete.
With an estimated 20% of Florida drivers uninsured, about 7,100 vehicles in Levy County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
Nearly every sixth crash in Levy County is a hit-and-run.
Vehicular fatalities in Levy County statistically occur at a rate of 37.28 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: roughly 13 fatal crashes per year.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported over 638 crashes in Levy County: 15 fatal crashes, with a resultant 15 deaths (including 2 motorcyclists). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Levy County in an estimated 36% of all driving fatalities.
To discuss your auto insurance needs find affordable car insurance in Levy County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Levy County's estimated 21,569 housing units are divided between homeowners (78%) and renters (22%). This homeownership rate is higher than the Florida State average of 65%.
Other counties in the region also largely consist of homes inhabited by owners: Gilchrist County with more than 83% of its residential real estate occupied by owners, Citrus County at 82%, while Alachua County is nearly split in half at 55% owner-occupied / 45% for rent. This means that every other housing unit is a rental.
In all of 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%).
In Levy County, nearly 14% of dwelling units experience housing problems like overcrowding, bad plumbing, or issues with the kitchen. In an estimated 1 out of 4 homes, residents spend more than 50% of their income on housing expenses.
In Levy County, about 21% of adult residents lack proper health insurance coverage, which is higher than the Florida average (≈19%) and the highest in the region. Neighboring counties’ uninsured rate from lowest to highest: Alachua County (over 13%), Citrus County (over 18%), Dixie County and Gilchrist County tied at (over 19%), and Marion County as the second-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 (≈10,364) in Levy County report problems with health.
Nearly 37% of the Levy County population do not participate in physical exercise activities.
Approximately 33% of the Levy 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, Alachua County reports the lowest obesity rate – at over 27% of the residents, while almost 38% of adults from Gilchrist County may be considered obese.
As of 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Levy County, offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Levy County has an average life expectancy of around 75.5 years. This figure is almost identical to its immediate neighbor, Dixie County, averaging 75.4 years — the shortest average lifespan in the region. Alachua County, on the other hand, posts the longest average in the area, with 79.2 years, almost at par with the Florida State average of 80 years.
Statewide, the lowest life span is seen in Union County, at under 69 years old, while Collier County’s 86-year average is the longest.
In 2022 there were approximately 10,778 seniors (65 and older) residing in Levy County.
Funeral expenses in and around Levy County vary drastically. The average price of a funeral in Levy County is around $5,900, which is at par with the Florida state average (of $5,900). Among the neighbors of Levy County, Marion County has the highest average funeral cost of almost $6,500, while Alachua County has the lowest average in the region, with $5,700.
Statewide, Collier County tends to have the most expensive funerals (≈$9,600), while Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest, both closer to $4,600.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the estimated 1 thousand business establishments in Levy County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for nearly 55% 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 Levy 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.