Gilchrist County Data

County Health Profile:

Gilchrist County Data


Gilchrist County Health Rankings 2018

Health Outcomes51
Health Factors37

Gilchrist Population Age

AgeCounty (%)Florida (%)

Gilchrist Total Population

ItemCounty (Total) County (%)Florida (Total)Florida (%)
Total Population17,19120,278,447
Asian170.1547,518 2.7
Black1,0316.03,264,830 16.1
Other3612.11,115,315 5.5
Male8,99152.39,916,161 48.9
Prison7204.1119,036 0.6

Gilchrist Socioeconomics

Per Capita Income ($)21,14528,774
Median Household Income ($)42,93450,883
Percent of Persons Below 100% of the FPL (%)19.815.5
Percent of Persons Below 200% of the FPL (%)41.536.4
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch (%)99.969.4
Unemployment Rate (%)4.24.2
Percent of Businesses with <50 Employees (%)97.495.5
Percent with High School Diplomas (%)84.587.6
Percent with College Diplomas (%)23.938.2

Gilchrist Maternal and Infant Health

Total Birth Rate11.511.1
Teen Birth Rate12.58.2
Repeat Birth Rate7.715.7
Low Birthweight (%)9.58.7
Late or No Prenatal Care (%)4.15.5
Kindergartners Immunized (%)97.893.7
Infant Death Rate6.96.1

Gilchrist Healthcare Access - Uninsured

County (Total)County (%)Florida (Total)Florida (%)
Non-Elderly (Age 0-64) Uninsured2,03315.62,478,19415.4

Gilchrist Federal Designations

Designation StatusDesignation Type
Primary Health Professional Shortage AreaYes Low Income/Migrant Farmworker Population, Federally Qualified Health Center, Correctional Facility, Whole County
Dental Health Professional Shortage AreaYesLow Income Population, Federally Qualified Health Center, Correctional Facility, Whole County
Mental Health Professional Shortage AreaYesFederally Qualified Health Center, Correctional Facility, Low Income Population, Whole County
Medically Underserved Area/PopulationYesLow Income/Migrant Farmworker Population

Gilchrist Most Utilized Hospitals

Hospital NameNumber of Discharges
North Florida Regional Medical Center1,405
UF Health Shands Hospital820
UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital62

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Gilchrist Emergency Room Visit Rate


Gilchrist Leading Causes of Death

Cause (Florida Rank)County NumberCounty Age-adjusted Death RateFlorida Age-Adjusted Death Rate
All Causes194814.8685.2
Cancer (2)48194.1151.9
Heart Disease (1)38152.7150.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (3)1664.839.6
Stroke (4)1251.138.7
Unintentional Injury (5)1261.452.6

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