Fwd: Demographics for Florida Counties that Ban Unattended Tethering

From: Andrea B.
Sent on: Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:43 PM
From: Renee Rivard
Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 1:41 PM
Subject: Demographics for Florida Counties that Ban Unattended Tethering
To: 

Hello Marion County Commissioners,
 
     There have been some questions about demographics relation to dog chaining. We have provided the charts below--taken from the U.S. Census Bureau--some numbers have been rounded for the sake of ease---if there are any gross errors, please let us know.  These charts show all of the Florida counties that ban unattended tethering and their demographics. We have included Marion County for comparison. Sorry we could not get this information to you sooner, the U.S. Census Bureau site was not available due to the government shut down.  We want to remind you that there are two goals that should be kept in mind when considering an anti-tethering ordinance. These goals apply to ALL communities, urban or rural, and regardless of demographics.  These two goals are Public Safety and Safety for the Dog. Demographics have shown not to make a difference when trying to accomplish these two goals. Thank you.
 
County                                      Population           People per Square Mile    
 
Miami/Dade                                     2.6M                         1,315
Broward                                          1.8M                         1,444
Palm Beach                                      1.3M                           670
Hillsborough                                    1.2M                         1,204
Duval                                             900,000                       1,133
Pasco                                            470,000                          622
Sarasota                                         386,000                         682
Marion County                               335,000                         209
Manatee                                         333,000                         435
Collier                                            332,000                         160
Lake                                               303,000                         317
Okaloosa                                        190,000                         194


County                        % of Persons Below Poverty Level             Median Household Income
 
Miami/Dade                                     17.9                                                        $43,957
Marion                                            16.5                                                          40,103
Hillsborough                                    15.0                                                         50,195
Duval                                               14.9                                                         49,964
Pasco                                              14.0                                                         44,103
Manatee                                           13.6                                                         48,181
Collier                                              13.5                                                         56,876
Palm Beach                                      13.3                                                         52,951
Broward                                           13.0                                                         51,782
Okaloosa                                          11.7                                                         54,140
Lake                                                 11.4                                                         47,509
Sarasota                                           11.0                                                         49,212
 
 
County                                White (Non-Hispanic or Latino)       Black (Non-Hispanic)      Hispanic or Latino           
 
Marion County                               73.0 %                                                13.0 %                             11.4 %
Sarasota                                         84.2                                                     5.0                                   8.4 
Pasco                                             78.8                                                     5.2                                  12.6 
Okaloosa                                        75.6                                                     9.8                                   8.1
Lake                                               73.5                                                     10.5                                13.0 
Manatee                                          72.7                                                     9.3                                 15.3 
Collier                                             65                                                       7.1                                  26.2
Palm Beach                                    58.7                                                     18.2                                 20.1
Duval                                             55.9                                                     29.9                                   8.1
Hillsborough                                   53                                                       17.4                                  25.6   
Broward                                        41.9                                                     27.9                                  26.5
Miami/Dade                                   16.3                                                     19.2                                  64.3
                                 
_________________________________________________
Renee Rivard
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