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Martin County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 153,392 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 126,731 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,893
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,303
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 44,131
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,703 (it was 11,157 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 556 sq. mi.

Water area: 197.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 276 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Martin County: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.9%), Retail trade (12.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.5%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Martin County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 75,924  (49.5%)
Females: 77,468  (50.5%)
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Martin County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Martin County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,444 ($43,083 in 1999)

This county:

$49444
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $813 (lower quartile is $612, upper quartile is $1,026)
This county:

$813
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $191,100 (it was $114,400 in 2000)
Martin:

$191,100
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,100 - $336,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $369,190
Here:

$369,190
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $152,344
Here:

$152,344
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $133,090
Here:

$133,090
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,528
Here:

$121,528
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,497
Here:

$144,497
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $52,059
Here:

$52,059
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,094
Here:

$14,094
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,546
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $491

Institutionalized population: 3,088

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 124
  • Assaults: 361
  • Burglaries: 578
  • Thefts: 1865
  • Auto thefts: 188

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 7
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 89
  • Assaults: 327
  • Burglaries: 664
  • Thefts: 2232
  • Auto thefts: 172
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Health of residents in Martin County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
77.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
61.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
74.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 149 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1026 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2001: 947 buildings, average cost: $251,400
  • 2002: 1440 buildings, average cost: $219,400
  • 2003: 1390 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2004: 1243 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2005: 1120 buildings, average cost: $249,100
  • 2006: 936 buildings, average cost: $288,700
  • 2007: 318 buildings, average cost: $425,900
  • 2008: 174 buildings, average cost: $565,100
  • 2009: 106 buildings, average cost: $473,100
  • 2010: 167 buildings, average cost: $484,500
  • 2011: 205 buildings, average cost: $523,700
  • 2012: 299 buildings, average cost: $453,700
  • 2013: 474 buildings, average cost: $468,800
  • 2014: 366 buildings, average cost: $516,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,482 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,737 (1.1%)

Martin County household income distribution in 2009 Martin County home values distribution Martin County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.1%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.3% for American Indian residents, 38.7% for other race residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.1%
Martin County:

13.1%
Florida:

17.0%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 34.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.1% for American Indian residents, 37.9% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 50 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 53 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 18 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Martin County is $557 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $933 a month.

Cities in this county include: Palm City, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno, Indiantown, North River Shores, Sewall's Point, Rio, Jupiter Island.

Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
33455Hobe Sound2502020
33475Hobe Sound10----
34956Indiantown101010
34957Jensen Beach180----
34990Palm City620----
34994Stuart2252020
34996Stuart280----
34997Stuart542----

2012 air pollution in Martin County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Martin County: Benbow Number Two (A), Benbow Number Three (B), Gramlin Number Two (C), Silver Lake Ranch (D), Citrus Center (E), South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 131 (F), South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 129 (G), Liberty Point Number Two Siding (H), Moore Haven Correctional Facility (I), Palmdale Volunteer Fire Department (J), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (K), Glades County Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (L), Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton Indian Reservation Fire Department (M), Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department (N), Muce Volunteer Fire Department (O), Ortona Volunteer Fire Department (P), Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Glades County Sheriff's Office (R), Seminole Department of Law Enforcement (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Martin County include: Marco Christian Fellowship Church (A), Ortona Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), New Hope Baptist Church (D), Lakeport Church of Christ (E), Lakeport Church (F), Indian Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ortona Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lykes Brothers Pond (A), W H Peeples Pond One (B), W H Peeples Pond Two (C), W H Peeples Pond Three (D), Lake Hicpochee (E), Grogan Lake (F), Jacks Lake (G), Picnic Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gopher Gully (A), Chaparral Slough (B), Turkey Branch (C), Rainey Slough (D), East Prong Pollywog Creek (E), Deadmans Branch (F), Cypress Branch (G), York Branch (H), Fisheating Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Martin County include: Tom Lykes Park (1), Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Fisheating Creek Wildlife Refuge (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Big Bear Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Honolulu County, Hawaii , Charlotte County , Glades County , Brooks County, Texas , Hardee County , Lee County , Palm Beach County , Jim Hogg County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,372
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 10,318 (43% naturalized citizens)

Martin County:

8.1%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,203
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,470
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,319
  • 1980 to 1984: 803
  • 1975 to 1979: 631
  • 1970 to 1974: 543
  • 1970 to 1974: 539
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,810

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.0%

Martin County marital status for males Martin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 33,210
  • One, attached: 5,456
  • Two: 1,925
  • 3 or 4: 3,394
  • 5 to 9: 4,167
  • 10 to 19: 6,143
  • 20 or more: 3,410
  • Mobile homes: 7,626
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 140

Housing units in Martin County with a mortgage: 18,828 (1,888 second mortgage, 1,912 home equity loan, 122 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,984

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Martin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic31,2826
Evangelical Protestant13,63668
Mainline Protestant11,46719
Other3,45415
Black Protestant1,1988
Orthodox2001
None85,081-
Martin County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Martin County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Martin County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 164
This county:

11.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Martin County:

8.9%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

20.3%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Martin County:

Average size of farms: 493 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $305,395
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1794.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.43%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $218,272
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,195
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.23
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.45%
Land in orchards: 48,896 acres

Tornado activity:

Martin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 10650621.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/17/1982, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Martin County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 398.6 miles away from Martin County center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 399.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 365.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 215.2 miles away from Martin County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 409.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaMartin County Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 11, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 12, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2819, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1785): August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaOkeechobee Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 29, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2696, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaHurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1609): October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1551): September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Martin County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (22%)
  • Guatemala (14%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Haiti (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Martin County (%):

  • German (15%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (13%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Martin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 39,783 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 6,089 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 95 (0%)
  • Railroad: 42 (0%)
  • Taxi: 49 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 204 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 385 (1%)
  • Walked: 683 (1%)
  • Other means: 437 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,474 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Martin County, Florida in 2000:

  • 1,116 people in state prisons
  • 921 people in nursing homes
  • 487 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 208 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 160 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 102 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 96 people in halfway houses
  • 79 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 42 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 40 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Martin County, Florida in 2010:

  • 1,521 people in state prisons
  • 712 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 630 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 272 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 259 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 176 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 173 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 72 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 69 people in college/university student housing
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $70,273.

8.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Martin County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.11%

4.75% relocated from other counties in Florida ($28,973 average AGI)
3.24% relocated from other states ($32,254 average AGI)
Martin County:

3.24%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Lucie County, FL  1.75% ($37,279 average AGI)
from Palm Beach County, FL  1.38% ($66,929)
from Broward County, FL  0.31% ($48,775)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.17% ($76,000)
from Orange County, FL  0.12% ($34,446)
from Brevard County, FL  0.10% ($38,321)
from Indian River County, FL  0.09% ($57,440)


7.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($129 average AGI)
Martin County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.12%

4.82% relocated to other counties in Florida ($25,283 average AGI)
2.42% relocated to other states ($16,776 average AGI)
Martin County:

2.42%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Lucie County, FL  1.89% ($33,065 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  1.07% ($47,575)
to Broward County, FL  0.26% ($36,943)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.25% ($29,985)
to Orange County, FL  0.16% ($33,635)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.14% ($28,622)
to Indian River County, FL  0.12% ($84,212)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Births per 1000 population in Martin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Martin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Martin County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Martin County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Martin County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 35,855 (33,175 aged, 2,680 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,823 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Martin County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2647)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2048)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1409)
  • Unspecified dementia (1323)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1121)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (821)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (781)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (697)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (480)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (444)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11932.07
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 223.260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41179.07

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 983.340
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1298.240
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.86

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54.34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.14

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21.47

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 37.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 164.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 92.0
  • Poisoning - 35.3
  • Suffocation - 25.7
  • Other - 11.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 142,385
  • In family households: 113,800 (29,685 male householders, 10,463 female householders)
    32,198 spouses, 31,505 children (29,395 natural, 769 adopted, 1,341 stepchildren), 1,860 grandchildren, 1,278 brothers or sisters, 1,172 parents, 1,595 other relatives, 3,364 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28,585 (10,506 male householders (8,227 living alone)), 13,245 female householders (11,612 living alone)), 4,834 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,933 (3,088 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 23,312 2-persons, 7,122 3-persons, 5,743 4-persons, 2,369 5-persons, 943 6-persons, 659 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,839 1-person, 3,384 2-persons, 335 3-persons, 97 4-persons, 49 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

16,111 married couples with children.
5,300 single-parent households (1,376 men, 3,924 women).

88.7% of residents of Martin County speak English at home.
6.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 20% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $935,675,000 ($6782 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $49,247,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $534,438,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $259,662,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,024,000
Federal grants: $91,632,000
Federal procurement contracts: $28,010,000 ($21,595,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,909,000 ($322,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,321,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,808,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,581,667,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,313
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,621
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,860
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13,587
Here:

+97 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Martin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 204
  • 2000 to 2004: 10,997
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,445
  • 1980 to 1989: 24,816
  • 1970 to 1979: 20,815
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,333
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,142
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,139
  • 1939 or earlier: 267
Rooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 90
  • 2 rooms: 740
  • 3 rooms: 2,143
  • 4 rooms: 7,916
  • 5 rooms: 11,777
  • 6 rooms: 9,627
  • 7 rooms: 5,857
  • 8 rooms: 3,483
  • 9+ rooms: 2,498
  • 1 room: 475
  • 2 rooms: 1,036
  • 3 rooms: 2,013
  • 4 rooms: 3,411
  • 5 rooms: 2,667
  • 6 rooms: 914
  • 7 rooms: 357
  • 8 rooms: 159
  • 9+ rooms: 125
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 146
  • 1 bedroom: 2,217
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,434
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,690
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,669
  • 5+ bedrooms: 975
  • no bedroom: 553
  • 1 bedroom: 2,671
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,653
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,979
  • 4 bedrooms: 263
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
Cars and other vehicles available in Martin County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,653
  • 1 vehicle: 18,828
  • 2 vehicles: 18,400
  • 3 vehicles: 4,242
  • 4 vehicles: 766
  • 5+ vehicles: 242
  • no vehicle: 1,305
  • 1 vehicle: 6,007
  • 2 vehicles: 3,151
  • 3 vehicles: 600
  • 4 vehicles: 85
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

51% of Martin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Florida.

Martin County:

51.1%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29790
  • Northeast: 47435
  • Midwest: 21412
  • South: 13324
  • West: 2864

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $127,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Martin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (94.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Electricity (89.9%)
  • No fuel used (4.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,436
Here:

12.1%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 382
Here:

7.4%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 850
Here:

22.9%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Martin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $26,598,000
    General - Other: $19,948,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,236,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,120,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,380,000
    Health - Other: $28,861,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,661,000
    General - Other: $26,311,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,389,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,587,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,949,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,384,000
    Water Utilities: $10,146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,350,000
    Regular Highways: $8,455,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,006,000
    Sewerage: $5,984,000
    Financial Administration: $5,734,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,698,000
    Libraries: $3,358,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,894,000
    Air Transportation: $1,265,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,137,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,784,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,115,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,203,000
    Sewerage: $627,000
    Solid Waste Management: $545,000
    Parks and Recreation: $421,000
    Air Transportation: $357,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $84,410,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,410,000

Martin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $20,798,000
    All Other: $17,464,000
    Sewerage: $10,684,000
    Air Transportation: $1,099,000
    Parks and Recreation: $553,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,429,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,693,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $746,000
    All Other: $489,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,293,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,288,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,982,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,589,000
    Special Assessments: $1,041,000
    Rents: $1,034,000
    Sale of Property: $144,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,059,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,637,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,468,000
    Highways: $7,575,000
    Water Utilities: $183,000
  • Tax - Property: $131,081,000
    Other License: $22,814,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $8,527,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,765,000
    Other Selective Sales: $692,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $357,000

Martin County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $154,177,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $152,371,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,673,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,453,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,271,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,465,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,220,000

Martin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $115,323,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,292,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,099,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,441
  • Number of aged recipients: 185
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,256
  • Number of recipients under 18: 375
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 796
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 270
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 496
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 647
Martin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Martin County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED442$173,233814$214,8321,432$230,99289$136,7421$13,221,000417$219,95921$67,143
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$157,974104$221,058233$228,48920$60,3000$058$200,6723$17,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED95$163,811235$226,702923$250,05672$44,2641$265,000204$205,47124$45,542
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN45$214,844134$242,694435$251,68519$110,8420$084$192,02412$108,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$171,94124$564,917147$223,00011$111,8180$012$237,5831$21,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED39$250,8213$272,3331$279,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$287,1904$222,5007$269,0001$68,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$179,0003$215,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$219,0004$261,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$285,0005$212,8000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Martin County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John95077.8 years
Robert80875.7 years
William79377.9 years
Mary63781.5 years
James54376.1 years
George45779.3 years
Joseph45578.8 years
Charles42377.8 years
Helen39184.0 years
Dorothy35682.3 years
Most common last names in Martin County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23979.8 years
Johnson16277.8 years
Miller13480.0 years
Williams11777.2 years
Brown11777.3 years
Jones10675.5 years
Wilson8277.8 years
Davis8176.9 years
Anderson7980.9 years
White7678.2 years
Businesses in Martin County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4LA Fitness1
ALDO1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T4Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware5LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott2
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Ashley Furniture1Mazda1
Audi1McDonald's6
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins5Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance7
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike12
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Brookstone1OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Burger King3Olive Garden1
CVS7Outback1
Cache1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread2
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza3
Chico's1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Circle K1PetSmart1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel2Plato's Closet1
Curves3Publix Super Markets11
DHL3Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack4
Decora Cabinetry1Red Lobster1
Dennys1Rooms To Go2
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday3
Dunkin Donuts7SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx31Sears4
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Soma Intimates1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
GNC2Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks4
Gap1Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill1Suburban1
Gymboree1Subway11
H&R Block4T-Mobile4
Havertys Furniture1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1Tire Kingdom2
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot2True Value1
Honda1U-Haul7
Hot Topic1UPS35
Hyundai1Vans3
IHOP1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York8Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens5
Justice1Walmart1
KFC2Wet Seal1
Kincaid1YMCA3
Kohl's1

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"