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Population
  2010 2019
Population 18,801,310 21,477,737
Rank 4 3
Median Age 40.7 42.5
   
Total 8 year-olds 216,159 235,348
Boys 110,332 120,151
Girls 105,827 115,197
Total 9 year-olds 223,553 232,832
Boys 113,695 118,726
Girls 109,858 114,106
Total 10 year-olds 226,247 232,988
Boys 115,270 118,954
Girls 110,977 114,034
Total 11 year-olds 224,386 242,629
Boys 114,908 123,673
Girls 109,478 118,956
Total 12 year-olds 224,856 244,614
Boys 114,914 124,706
Girls 109,942 119,908
Total 13 year-olds 226,434 243,892
Boys 116,415 124,078
Girls 110,019 119,814
Total 14 year-olds 228,924 241,924
Boys 117,182 123,538
Girls 111,742 118,386
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 79.9% 78.1%
Car Pool 9.6% 9.1%
Public Transportation 2.0% 1.6%
Work at Home 4.6% 7.0%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 94.5%

Geography
  2010
Capital Tallahassee
Largest City Jacksonville
Second Largest City Miami
Persons Per Square Mile 350.6

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 7,350 8,267
Amusement Parks 61 36
Fast-Food Restaurants 11,250 14,061
Toy Stores 523 520
Video/Disc Rental Stores 541 45
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 57 59
Candy & Nut Stores 191 193
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 690 866
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 33 49

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: March 3, 1845
  • Population 1850: 87,445
  • Population 1900: 528,542
  • Population 1950: 2,771,305
  • Population 2000: 15,982,378
  • Population 2010: 18,801,310

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Sunshine State
  • Flower : Orange Blossom
  • Tree : Sabal Palm
  • Bird : Mockingbird
  • Animal : Florida Panther
  • Drink : Orange Juice
  • Reptile : American Alligator
  • Song : The Swanee River

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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