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Civic Quality

Civic Quality measures the affordability of a region, the health and safety of its citizens, and the recreational opportunities that impact its quality of life.

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When populations have a high rate of insurance coverage the community can manifest better health outcomes and reduce reliance on urgent-care facilities for non-emergency medical issues. The share of residents with health insurance may also be an indirect indicator of job quality within a region. The number of mental health and primary care practitioners also help track access to these resources.

Mental Health Providers
Primary Care Physicians
Share of Population with Health Insurance


Tampa Bay has improved it’s rate of residents with health insurance coverage to 89.13%. This puts us 6.46 percentage points behind the top performer Minneapolis-St. Paul (95.59%), and 2.84 percentage points below the U.S. average at 91.97%. 

We have improved slightly in the rate of Primary Care Physicians per 10,000 residents, and now sit at 15th place with 7.04 physicians available per 10,000 residents. Our metro area has 17.36 Mental Health Providers per 10,000 residents in Tampa Bay, more than 12 practitioners less than the U.S. average and over 44 less than the top performer, Portland.


  • Reflect a perceived increased value in mental and physical health in the market 
  • More affordable and easier sign up processes
  • Strong demand and supply of health care services and professionals


  • May be a result of benefits cliffs, where a small increase in wages results in a loss of qualification for subsidized health coverage. 
  • May reflect a resident’s lack of faith in the healthcare system
  • May reflect prohibitive costs of providers may be connected to deficiencies in the Talent pipeline for healthcare professions


  • Health Insurance Cost and Coverage
  • Employer Benefits
  • Language and Cultural Barriers
  • Saturation and Licensing Requirements
  • Talent Pipeline for Healthcare Professions
  • Wages
  • Transportation Access