Martin County’s highways are considered home to approximately 133,018 personal and commercial automobiles. This number constitutes around 0.75% of all the registered vehicles in the entire state of Florida.
Nearly 79% of adult drivers in Martin County travel to and from work alone, and about 36% of those commutes take more than half an hour to complete.
With 1 in 5 drivers in Florida being uninsured, it is estimated that about 27,000 vehicles in Martin County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
Approximately 20% of crashes in Martin County are hit-and-run.
Martin County’s automobile fatalities statistically occur at a rate of 12.89 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: Roughly 17 fatal crashes yearly.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported 2,912 crashes in Martin County: 28 fatal crashes, with a resultant 29 deaths (including five motorcyclists). Alcohol was determined as the main factor for the deadly crashes in Martin County in an estimated 30% of all driving fatalities.
To discuss your auto insurance needs and to find affordable car insurance in Martin County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Martin County has roughly 82,229 housing units which are split between Homeowners (78%) and Renters (22%). The percentage of homeowner-occupied homes in Martin County is higher than the Florida state average of 65%. Among Martin County’s neighbors, the highest homeowner-occupied rate is observed in Glades County with almost 80%, while Hendry County has the lowest, at approximately 65%.
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%).
17% of homes in Martin County experience different housing problems like plumbing issues, overcrowding, or kitchen problems; at the same time, approximately 1 in 4 homes spend more than half of the resident’s income on paying for housing.
Roughly 18% of Martin County residents do not have proper health insurance coverage, which is the lowest rate compared to its nearby counties. Among Martin County’s neighbors, Hendry County has the highest uninsured adult rate, with nearly 35%, which is also the highest in the entire state of Florida, with St. Johns County being the lowest, at just under 13%. In 2021, the average uninsured adult rate in the state of Florida was 19%.
Approximately 16% of adults (or over 26,000 residents) in Martin County report health problems.
23% of the residents in Martin County do not engage in any physical exercise activities, which may be one of the reasons why nearly 20% (lowest within Florida state) of its population are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more). Compared to Martin County’s neighbors, Glades County has the highest obesity rate, at 39%, followed by Okeechobee County, with nearly 34%. The average obesity rate in the entire state of Florida is over 27%.
In 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Martin County offering inexpensive and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Martin County’s average life expectancy is around 82.3 years, which is close to the Florida state average of 80.1 years. Among its nearby counties, Glades County has the longest average life span, at 84.1 years, while the shortest is observed in Okeechobee County, at just 76.4 years.
Across the entire state of Florida, Collier County has the highest life expectancy, of over 86 years, while Union County reports the lowest, at under 69 years.
In 2022 there were approximately 51,000 seniors (65 and older) residing in Miami-Dade County.
Funeral expenses in and around Martin County vary drastically. The average funeral cost in Martin County is around $5,900, which is similar to the Florida state's average and is the second-lowest cost in the surrounding area. Among Martin County’s neighbors, Palm Beach County posts the highest average funeral cost of almost $6,300, while the lowest is observed in St. Lucie County, at around $5,800.
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 nearly 7 thousand business establishments in Martin County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for over 54% of all employment in the county in 2020, were: