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Florida State Profile

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Population

  • With 17,789,864 residents in 2005, Florida is the 4th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Florida grew 11.3 percent from 2000 to 2005 – the third largest percentage growth of any state in the last five years.
  • Florida is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 65.6% 64.8% 64.1% 63.4% 62.8% 62.1%
Hispanic, Latino 16.9% 17.5% 18.0% 18.5% 19.0% 19.5%
African-American 14.5% 14.7% 14.8% 14.8% 14.9% 15.0%
Native American, AK Native 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.8% 1.8% 1.9% 1.9% 2.0% 2.1%
Two or More Races 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Florida - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Florida are Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Tamps-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Orlando-Kissimmee, and Jacksonville.
  • Miami had an estimated population of 5,422,200 in 2005 – the 6th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Tampa-St. Petersburg in 2005 was 2,647, 658 – the 20th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Orlando was the 28th largest metropolitan area with 1,933,255 residents.
  • The Jacksonville MSA had 1,248,371 – the 42nd largest in the U.S.

Florida - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Florida ranked 24th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($31,469 per resident 15 and older).
  • Florida’s personal income rose to about the U.S. average during the 1960s, remained close to the U.S. average from 1970 to 1995, and has fallen slightly in recent years (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Florida as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Florida per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Florida has the 24th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (12.8%) and the 24th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (17.9%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Florida - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Florida ranked 33rd among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (87.3%).
  • Florida ranked 31st in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (26.7%) and 28th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (8.9%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Florida has higher percentages of adults who have just a high school diploma an associate’s degree and smaller percentages with a bachelor’s degree and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Florida and the U.S. Average
Florida education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Florida - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Florida had the 7th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 3.8 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Florida has higher percentages of its workforce in service, sales, and construction occupations and lower percentages employed in professional and production occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals that Florida has higher percentages of employment in entertainment, retail, professional, and construction industries and lower percentages in education and healthcare and manufacturing industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Florida ranked 18th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Florida - Health and Well-Being

  • Twenty percent of Florida residents do not have health insurance – the 3rd highest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • Less than a quarter of Florida residents (22.8 %) are overweight enough to be labeled obese – slightly lower than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Florida, 193 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Florida residents (305 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complication from 2000 to 2002 – lower than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Florida ranked 40th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Florida - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Florida had the 2nd highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (711 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 4,180 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Florida – well above the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Florida had the 14th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 492 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Florida was slightly higher than the U.S. average from 1980 to 1995, then fell below the U.S. average by 2000, and rose again to the U.S. average by 2004 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Florida and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Florida and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Florida Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Florida ranges from $14,535 in Union County to $44,518 in Palm Beach County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 6.4 percent in Liberty County to 43.6 percent in Leon County (a ratio of nearly 7 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

Florida Counties

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