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Florida

  •   State: 
    Florida
      Coordinates: 
    24° 27' N to 31° 00' N | 80° 02' W to 87° 38' W
      Area total: 
    65,758 sq mi (170,312 km²) [42,084,577.920 acres]
      Area land: 
    53,625 sq mi (138,887 km²) [34,335,081.600 acres]
      Area water: 
    18.5% = 12,133 sq mi (31,424 km²) [7,749,496.320 acres]
      Elevation: 
    345 ft (105 m)
      Established: 
    March 3, 1845 (27nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Tallahassee

  • Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    22,244,823
      Population density: 
    414.8/sq mi (160/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
    $57,700
      Households: 
    7,458,092
      Unemployment rate: 
    11.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      GDP: 
    $1,389,070 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 5.37% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 5.34% from 2021.  10.9% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  133,482. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  6.9%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $62,446 respectively per capita 2023 = $65,390.
      Housing units: 
    10,257,426 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 4.0% increase compared to 2020, specifically 392,065 more housing units.

Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive (65,755 sq mi or 170,300 km²), the 3rd-most populous (21,312,211 inhabitants), and the 8th-most densely populated (384.3/sq mi or 148.4/km²) of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital. Florida's $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth largest in the United States. If it were a country, Florida would be the 16th largest economy in the world, and the 58th most populous as of 2018. The first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, who called it la Florida ("the land of flowers") upon landing there in the Easter season, known in Spanish as Pascua Florida. Today, Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center, and as a popular destination for retirees. Florida is the flattest state in the United States.

The given map of Florida state shows that Florida is located in south-east region of the United States. The Florida US has peninsular feature that you can see on Florida map. It has coastline with Atlantic Ocean in the east, Florida Strait in the South and Gulf of Mexico in the west. Likewise, it is surrounded by water bodies from three sides. However, Alabama shares boundary from northwest and Georgia from north. The Florida state US was 27th state that admitted as state.

The state Florida has comparatively warm climate (specifically subtropical climate) and brightening Sunshine; this is because it is nicknamed the "Sunshine State". However, the Florida state USA is pretty developed state in terms of scientific research and institutions. Besides, the state has the four big urban areas including Jacksonville largest city, Miami largest metropolitan area, Tallahassee the capital city, and Tampa along with numerous smaller industrial cities and many small towns. The locations of all the cities, you can easily find on Florida state map. Besides, Florida map US also shows the railways, highways, other road and smaller cities.

Florida tourism is the largest source of state revenue. Hundreds miles of shining beaches along with warm climate attract about 60 million tourists every year. Besides, there are various other Florida attractions such as amusement parks, especially in the Orlando area, makes up a noteworthy for tourism., the Walt Disney World Resort is the largest vacation resort in the world, comprising four theme parks and more than 20 hotels in Lake Buena Vista. Others are Sea World, Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens, and many major parks stir up state tourism equally.

Board a boat or sea plane - that's the only way to get to Dry Tortugas National Park - and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Located off the coast of Key West, Dry Tortugas is home to Fort Jefferson (the largest masonry fort in the Western Hemisphere), remote beaches and nothing else. Take the Yankee Freedom III to enjoy complimentary snorkeling equipment and lunch.

The US State Florida occupies 138,905 m², about 1,52 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Florida with 20,984,400 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 31,3 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 11,238,076 fewer people. The capital Tallahassee alone has 194,17 inhabitants.

Tallahassee became the capital of Florida in 1823. The founder of Famous Amos Cookies, Wally Amos, was born and raised in Tallahassee. Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the continental United States with over 840 square miles.

Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Florida. About two-thirds of Florida occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km), not including the contribution of the many barrier islands. Florida has a total of 4,510 islands that are ten acres or larger in area. This is the second-highest number of islands of any state of the United States; only Alaska has more. It is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the state is at or near sea level and is characterized by sedimentary soil. Florida has the lowest high point of any U.S. state. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Along with Hawaii, Florida is one of only two states that has a tropical climate, and is the only continental state with either a tropical climate or a coral reef. The Florida Keys are a coral cay archipelago located off the southern coast of Florida, forming the southernmost portion of the continental United States. They begin at the southeastern coast of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the westernmost of the inhabited islands, and on to the uninhabited Dry Tortugas. The islands lie along the Florida Straits, dividing the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the northwest, and defining one edge of Florida Bay. At the nearest point, the southern part of Key West is just 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba. The Florida Keys are between about 23.5 and 25.5 degrees North latitude. More than 95 percent of the land area lies in Monroe County, but a small portion extends northeast into Miami-Dade County, such as Totten Key. The total land area is 137.3 square miles (356 km²). The city of Key West is the county seat of Monroe County. The county consists of a section on the mainland which is almost entirely in Everglades National Park, and the Keys islands from Key Largo to the Dry Tortugas.

Florida is known under different nicknames; aka Alligator State, or Everglade State, or Flower State, or Gulf State, or Gunshine State , or Orange State, or Peninsula State or Peninsular State, or Plywood State, or Sunshine State (used on license plates) and detailed official information about Florida can be found on the homepage at www.myflorida.com.

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Florida, FL about 2,830,813 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 13.2% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Florida are about 3,517,127 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $63,054 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $62,631, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $63,477 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Florida = 70.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 64. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 84. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Florida = 6.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Florida = 54.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 237. 90.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 49.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 27, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 22,244,823 individuals with a median age of 40 age the population grows by 18.05% in Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 414.8/sq mi (160/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.68 people per household in the 7,458,092 households with an average household income of $57,700 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.20% of the available work force and has dropped -5.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.06%. The number of physicians in Florida per 100,000 population = 221.9.

The percentage of housing units in Florida which are owned by the occupant = 60.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 24 years with median home cost = $140,180 and home appreciation of -16.00%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.96 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $4,557 per student. There are 16.3 students for each teacher in the school, 692 students for each Librarian and 447 students for each Counselor. 7.14% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.44% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.11% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Florida's population of 187,748 residents in 1870 has increased 40,75-fold to 21,538,187 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.92% female residents and 49.08% male residents live in Florida, USA.

    As of 2020, 58.02% in Florida are married and the remaining 41.98% are single population.

  • 28.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Florida require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.08% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.86% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.69% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.05% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Florida, 60.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 15.36% are rented apartments, and the remaining 24.44% are vacant.

  • 39.69% of the population in Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 48.100%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 50.910%) of those eligible to vote in Florida.

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