Monroe County has an estimated 59,022 registered automobiles, and this accounts for 0.33% of all vehicles in Florida.
Over 68% of adult drivers in Monroe County drive alone to work, with almost 9,000 of them commuting for 30 minutes or more.
It is estimated that 20% of Florida drivers are uninsured and over 11,000 vehicles in Monroe County alone are uninsured.
Nearly one-fourth of crashes in Monroe County are hit and runs.
Motor vehicle fatalities in Monroe County statistically occur at a rate of 17.53 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: approximately 10-11 fatal crashes per year.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported over 1,435 crashes in Monroe County: 17 fatal crashes, with a resultant 19 deaths (including 4 motorcyclists). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Monroe County in an estimated 20% of all driving fatalities.
To discuss your auto insurance needs and to find affordable car insurance in Monroe County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
There are around 55,029 housing properties in Monroe County, which are primarily occupied by the owners themselves (59%), just like the majority of Florida (≈65%). Roughly 41% of the homes are rental units or available for tenants to move into.
Most of the neighboring counties are also dominated by owner-occupied homes, with Collier County leading the group with 73% of its homes inhabited by the owners. Miami-Dade County has the lowest figure at 51% (with nearly 49% of homes for rent).
Over one-fourth of housing units in Monroe County experience housing problems, overcrowding, poor plumbing, or issues with the kitchen. In 1 out of 4 homes, residents spend more than 50% of their income on housing.
In Monroe County, approximately 22% of adults do not have proper health insurance coverage, and this figure is higher than the state average (≈19%). It is also the lowest percentage compared to its immediate neighbors while Collier County has the highest uninsured adult rate at 26%.
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.
Over 17% (or over 12,000 residents) in Monroe County report problems with health.
This is probably because among the adult population, 17% smoke, 25% consume alcohol excessively, and over 1 out of 5 (≈22%) of the total population does not exercise regularly even though all of them (≈100%) have access to areas where physical exercise can be done.
As of 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Monroe County offering affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
The average life expectancy for the residents of Monroe County is between 81 and 82 years old, which is higher than the state average in Florida (80) but it is the lowest among its neighbors. Among the neighboring counties, Collier County shows a longer life span of 86, posting the longest average in the state. The lowest life span in Florida is seen in Union County, at under 69 years old.
In 2022 there were approximately over 17,000 seniors (65 and older) residing in Monroe County.
Funeral expenses in and around Monroe County vary drastically. The average price of a funeral in Monroe County is around $7,700, which is higher than the Florida state average (of $5,900). Among the neighbors of Monroe County, Collier County has the highest average funeral cost of almost $9,600, while Miami-Dade County is at $5,600.
In fact, Collier County has the most expensive funeral cost average in the entire state, while Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest, both at $4,600.
Commercial insurance needs vary between each of over 4 thousand business establishments in Monroe County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for over 66% of all employment in the county in 2020 were: