Monroe County, FL

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2020 Population
75,137
0.872% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
47.9
0.419% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
3.57% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,012
2.83% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$558,100
13% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
39,263
1.98% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Monroe County, FL had a population of 75.1k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $72,012. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Monroe County, FL declined from 75,798 to 75,137, a −0.872% decrease and its median household income grew from $70,033 to $72,012, a 2.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.4%), White (Hispanic) (19.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.02%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.74%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.98%).

None of the households in Monroe County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.5% of the residents in Monroe County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, FL are The College of the Florida Keys (348 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Monroe County, FL was $558,100, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

Most people in Monroe County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Monroe County, FL borders Collier County, FL and Miami-Dade County, FL.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Monroe County, FL is home to a population of 75.1k people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 19.8% of Monroe County, FL residents were born outside of the country (14.9k people).

In 2020, there were 3.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.1k people) in Monroe County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.4k White (Hispanic) and 5.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.5%
2020 Citizenship
90.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 90.5% of Monroe County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, FL was 90.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.1k ± 231
  2. White (Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 738
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.28k ± 279
24.6%
Hispanic Population
18.5k people

In 2020, there were 3.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.1k people) in Monroe County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.4k White (Hispanic) and 5.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.6% of the people in Monroe County, FL are hispanic (18.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Monroe County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.9k people
19.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.5k people

As of 2020, 19.8% of Monroe County, FL residents (14.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County, FL was 19.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,140 ± 226
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,556 ± 277
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    689 ± 149

Monroe County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Monroe County, FL employs 39.3k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (7,217 people), Retail Trade (3,981 people), and Construction (3,772 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($80,156), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,893), and Utilities ($67,137).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

39.3k
2020 Value
± 1,427
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 5.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, FL declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 40.1k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, FL, are Management Occupations (4,645 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,411 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39.3k
2020 Value
± 1,427
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 5.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, FL declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 40.1k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (7,217 people), Retail Trade (3,981 people), and Construction (3,772 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Monroe County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,213
Median earning men ± $2,389
$32,383
Median earning women ± $2,237

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,283), Public Administration ($67,068), and Manufacturing ($56,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($59,100), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,920), and Information ($41,528).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,038
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 883
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 882
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $595k
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. $285k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $192k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Monroe County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 53.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.725%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Monroe County, FL awarded 348 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 353 male students and 503 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, FL are White (176 and 52.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (100 and 29.8%), Black or African American (38 and 11.3%), and Two or More Races (9 and 2.68%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, FL by number of degrees awarded are The College of the Florida Keys (348 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (63 and 18.1%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (59 and 17%), and General Business Administration & Management (44 and 12.6%).

The median tuition cost in Monroe County, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,483 for in-state students and $9,933 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 856 students enrolled in Monroe County, FL, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 444 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 33 degree-majors awarded
  2. 14 degree-majors awarded
  3. 63 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monroe County, FL was Registered Nursing with 33 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Monroe County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
348 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The College of the Florida Keys with 348 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, FL, which is 1 times more than the 174 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 176 degrees mean that there were 1.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,483) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($793) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,388) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, FL was $558,100 in 2020, which is 2.43 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $494,100 to $558,100, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, FL is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Monroe County, FL have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe County, FL is $72,012. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, FL was Census Tract 9725 with a value of $105,074, followed by Census Tract 9717 and Census Tract 9716, with respective values of $102,639 and $100,903.

In 2021, 25.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.02%.

Property

$558,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$21,866
$19,388
Median Property Taxes
±$894

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Monroe County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2020
71.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.1% of the housing units in Monroe County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Monroe County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9725
  2. Census Tract 9717
  3. Census Tract 9716

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, FL was Census Tract 9725 with a value of $105,074, followed by Census Tract 9717 and Census Tract 9716, with respective values of $102,639 and $100,903.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Monroe County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,012
Median Household Income
± $4,580
32.8k
Number of Households
± 1,237

In 2020, the median household income of the 32.8k households in Monroe County, FL grew to $72,012 from the previous year's value of $70,033.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe County, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.72%)
  3. Carpooled (7.45%)

In 2020, 68% of workers in Monroe County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.72%) and those who carpooled to work (7.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, FL have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Monroe County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, FL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 25.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, FL (7.8k out of 73.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.8% of the children was living in poverty in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 431 in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 77 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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82.9% of the population of Monroe County, FL has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 8.74% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 21.2% on non-group plans, and 4.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, FL see 1340 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.68% increase from the previous year (1305 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1579 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 417 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,340 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, FL

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, FL see an average of 1,340 patients per year. This represents a 2.68% increase from the previous year (1,305 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Monroe County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.6% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 44% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

17.1%
Uninsured
32.3%
Employer Coverage
8.74%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
21.2%
Non-Group
4.09%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, FL declined by 5.87% from 18.2% to 17.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monroe County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.3 in Monroe County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 20.9% in Monroe County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.6% in Monroe County, FL.

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