State Facts for Students

Florida Flag Florida

Population
  2010 2014
Population 18,801,310 19,893,297
Rank 4 3
Median Age 40.7 41.8
Total 8 year-olds 216,159 227,040
Boys 110,332 115,871
Girls 105,827 111,169
Total 9 year-olds 223,553 225,667
Boys 113,695 115,528
Girls 109,858 110,139
Total 10 year-olds 226,247 220,691
Boys 115,270 112,622
Girls 110,977 108,069
Total 11 year-olds 224,386 222,958
Boys 114,908 113,580
Girls 109,478 109,378
Total 12 year-olds 224,856 224,468
Boys 114,914 114,676
Girls 109,942 109,792
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 79.9% 79.7%
Car Pool 9.6% 9.1%
Public Transportation 2.0% 2.1%
Work at Home 4.6% 5.4%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2014
Homes with a Computer 85.8%

Geography
Capital Tallahassee
Largest City Jacksonville
Second Largest City Miami
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 350.6

Business
  2010 2013
Dentist Offices 7,350 7,820
Amusement Parks 61 48
Fast-Food Restaurants 11,250 12,012
Toy Stores 523 454
Video/Disc Rental Stores 541 111
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 57 53
Candy & Nut Stores 191 190
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 690 723
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 33 38

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 data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

For the following combo box, to make a selection, press enter then alt plus down arrow and use the up and down arrows.

May I have another state, please?

Skip top of page navigation

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

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, and County Business Patterns.

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