County Rankings
Florida
County
Overall Prosperity
Inclusive Societies
Safety and Security
Personal Freedom
Social Capital
Open Economies
Business Environment
Infrastructure
Economic Quality
Empowered People
Living Conditions
Health
Education
Natural Environment
St Johns110115791114102511216
Seminole23942551213533148323
Collier3813442181515514561218
Sarasota4141743141692653218452
Charlotte52123131252740142521211
Martin617233891621210267642
Broward757556323453177731441
Miami-Dade855612255642661212229
Palm Beach95158411568799305747
Indian River101821541313171819159142624
Pinellas115650651731125208162050
Lee12333433514138481210122514
Santa Rosa1323145365174125216236944
Flagler14131036127311935183323183
Okaloosa153838316211846183251122
Monroe16354037232436131317111628
Clay172927572230361746114241719
Sumter1865334433232592428181937
Orange1964675120271111929101549
Hillsborough20443664267216123032132458
Manatee214137523120222030171992340
Nassau22283357112443132223619860
Lake2326264629282829232215273213
Alachua24405161322123432255122435
Gilchrist2511486596052633949473512
Walton26313531829353915264526135
Brevard2762484267101911102124301032
Pasco282729319332628382735293027
Leon2967666744191133245221527
Wakulla301515338444643433127283345
Hernando312425328423331572821343630
Volusia324946362152114213234312739
St Lucie333031333343822393331203852
Osceola344239453725499342939173736
Gulf35191933238442549354140434
Bay36545713912232483613573153
Baker3721225743455237553420414526
Duval3865646646846333811332963
Franklin3954310353723456053506156
Lafayette403335626553604243584215
Citrus4120185651463430664123432864
Polk424544345322041294638374757
Marion4348454760392740374052424016
Columbia4452526248364038184337604421
Calhoun4577327665666443736484110
Union4612935554634941555866538
Holmes471616340563955584848615520
Hardee482524336494260145147455754
Bradford493632356515848564940536233
Escambia5066655066261035544416443466
Washington5111835261556462546365469
Suwannee52464734937534476261523961
Jackson533228350534557285254564938
Highlands544343341604756654550384831
De Soto555049354482962165344356717
Glades5696330656659675860465855
Liberty5742357676767314742555248
Okeechobee585860342403045206359516443
Gadsden593730364586151645656545446
Levy603441484574861426167495025
Jefferson614753321645965615046326351
Hamilton622220358506250276562646659
Dixie635354347636458365764625111
Hendry64595636341504766666396562
Madison656363353555454475955636034
Taylor66616232452576346457595665
Putnam676059359475142506765675967
Column Definitions
Safety and Security

The Safety & Security pillar measures the degree to which mass killings and injuries, violent crime, and property crime destabilize the security of individuals, both immediately and through longer lasting effects.

Personal Freedom

The Personal Freedom pillar measures progress towards basic legal rights, individual liberties, and social tolerance.

Governance

The Governance pillar measures the extent to which there are checks and restraints on power and whether government operates effectively and without corruption.

Social Capital

The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, institutional trust, social networks, and civic participation.

Business Environment

The Business Environment pillar measures the entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure, access to credit, labor market flexibility, and price distortions for goods and services.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure pillar measures the quality of the infrastructure that facilities trade – from telecommunications and transport to the availability and reliability of resources.

Economic Quality

The Economic Quality pillar measures how well the economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of its workforce.

Living Conditions

The Living Conditions pillar measures the degree to which a reasonable quality of life is experienced by all, including material resources, shelter, basic services, and connectivity.

Health

The Health pillar measures the health of the population, their illness and risk factors, and access to the services to maintain good health, including health systems, as well as health outcomes including mortality rates.

Education

The Education pillar measures the access to, and quality of, the four stages of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary), as well as the education level of the adult population.

Natural Environment

The Natural Environment pillar measures the aspects of the physical environment that have an immediate impact on people in their daily lives and also those that impact the prosperity of future generations.

How to use this table

The rankings tables show how 50 states and Washington D.C. plus 1,196 counties in 12 selected states compare across the different domains, pillars, elements, and indicators of the American Dream Prosperity Index. (Please note, element and indicator rankings are only displayed for the state level Index but are available for counties in the county profile datasheets available to download.)

We endeavor to create an Index that is methodologically sound, so have consulted a working group of academics and experts with knowledge spanning all of the metrics in the Index to determine the best way to measure prosperity across the U.S.

Our methodology is based on the concept of three domains, capturing institutional, economic, and social wellbeing, that are equally essential to prosperity. These domains are measured through 11 pillars, built upon 48 actionable policy areas (elements), and underpinned by over 200 indicators. For details of how each pillar, element, and indicator is currently weighted in the Index, you can download a copy of our full methodology report in the Downloads section of the site, along with the full 2021 dataset.

However, we know that different people may have different views on how important each metric is to a state or county's prosperity. So, we have created a Weightings tool that allows you to assign different weights - that is, different levels of importance - to the pillars, elements, and indicators.

If you click on the 'Adjust Weightings' button, you can choose to assign each metric in the current ranking table a value from x0 to x2 of the default ADPI weighting. The tool will then re-calculate the rankings based on your preferences. [Please note that the weighting function is intended to provide only an indicative understanding of how changing the weights can affect the rankings. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.]

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Weighting

This tool allows you to up- or down-weight individual metrics depending on what is important to you. Once you have made your selection, click the X in the top right corner or back onto the main page, and the table will update to provide an indication of the impact that change would have on a state or county's rank. The default ADPI setting weights all metrics as per our Index methodology (available to read in full in the Downloads section). Please note the resultant rankings are indicative only. For more details, please click on the 'How to use this table' button.

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The Governance pillar is not included in the table above as there is no county variation in Governance, all counties have been given the state score value.

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