Approximately 21,902 personal and commercial automobiles consider the roads of Washington County their home. All of the vehicles in Washington County account for 0.12% of all the registered cars in the entire state of Florida.
In Washington County, nearly 88% of adult drivers travel to and from work alone, and more than half (52%) of those commutes take more than half an hour to complete.
About 1 in 5 drivers in Florida are uninsured, which means over 4,000 vehicles in Washington County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
Statistically, about every seventh crash in Washington County is a hit and run.
Washington County’s motor vehicle fatalities statistically occur at a rate of 21.93 per 100,000 automobiles on the road: nearly five fatal crashes yearly.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported 388 crashes in Washington County: 7 fatal crashes, resulting in 7 deaths (including one motorcyclist). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for fatal crashes in Washington County in an estimated 15% of all driving fatalities.
To learn more about your auto insurance and to find affordable car insurance in Washington County, contact a knowledgeable Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Washington County’s 11,155 housing unit market mainly consists of homes inhabited by the owners (at nearly 78%) against renters (22%). This owner-occupied percentage is the highest among its nearby counties, with Holmes County coming in second, with 76% for homeowners against 24% for renters. On the other hand, the highest rate for renters among Washington County’s neighbors is seen in Bay County, with 35% of its homes listed for rent.
Almost 12% of housing units in Washington County encounter various housing problems like plumbing issues, overcrowding, or kitchen problems. In 25% of homes, residents allocate more than half of their salary to housing alone.
Nearly 19% of adult residents in Washington County do not have proper health insurance coverage. Compared to its neighbors, Holmes County has the highest uninsured adult rate, at almost 21%, while Jackson County reports the lowest, at just over 17%. In the entire state of Florida, Hendry County has the highest uninsured adult rate, with 35%, while the lowest rate is reported in St. Johns County at a litter under 13%.
Almost 27% of adults (or over 7,000 residents) in Washington County report health problems.
Approximately 35% of residents in Washington County fail to engage in any physical exercise activities, which contributes to why nearly 38% of its residents are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more). Compared to its neighbors, Washington County has the highest obesity rate, with Jackson County coming in second at just over 37%, while Bay County reports the lowest obesity rate, at 30%. In the entire state of Florida, the average obesity rate is over 27%.
In 2022, Washington County has 14 health insurers that offer inexpensive and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Washington County residents have an average life span of 72.5 years, which is significantly shorter than the statewide average of 80 years, and the lowest among its nearby counties. The longest average life expectancy within Washington County’s immediate area is observed in Walton County, with 78.8 years, followed by Bay County, with 76.4 years.
In the entire state of Florida, Collier County reports the longest life span, at 86 years, while Union County has the shortest, at under 69 years.
In 2022 there were approximately 4,500 seniors (65 and older) resided in Washington County.
The average funeral cost in Washington is around $5,300, which is more cost-effective than the Florida average of $5,900. Compared to Washington County’s neighbors, Walton County is similar to Washington County’s average, while Holmes County and Jackson County both have an average funeral price of $5,200.
Across Florida, DeSoto County and Putnam County have the least expensive funeral costs averaging at $4,600. While Collier County has the most expensive figure at $9,600.
Commercial insurance differs between each of the nearly 500 thousand business establishments in Washington County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for over 63.9% of all employment in the county in 2020 were: