Florida: Profile

Government 
Governor:Rick Scott (R)
Treasurer:Jeff Atwater (R)
Senators:Bill Nelson (D)
Marco Rubio (R)
Entered Union:March 3, 1845
U.S. Representatives:25
Area 
Total Area170,312 km2 / 65,758 mi2
Land Area138,887 km2 / 53,625 mi2
Water Area31,424 km2 / 12,133 mi2
Water Area Percentage18.45 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature109°F / 43°C , Monticello (June 29, 1931)
Record Low Temperature-2°F / -19°C , Tallahassee (February 13, 1899)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$840 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$38,690 (2014)
Population 
Population19,057,542 (2011)
Under 19 Population4,512,990 / 24% (2010)
65 and older Population3,259,602 / 17.3% (2010)
Male Population9,189,355 / 48.9% (2010)
Female Population9,611,955 / 51.1% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 4,465,787 (2007)
Net International Immigration 87,381 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)11.9 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)17.1% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Jacksonville 836,507
Miami 413,892
Tampa 347,645
Employment 
Employment 8,066,200 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$774 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)6.1% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$3,272 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$3,375 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$8,570 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$42,737 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$154 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$196,509 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$1,718 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)87.2% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)27.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)9.8% (2014)
Largest Universities  
Miami Dade College
University of Florida
University of Central Florida
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)121,829 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)36.42% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 123 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
FLLFort Lauderdale/Hollywood InternationalFort Lauderdale
MCOOrlando InternationalOrlando
MIAMiami InternationalMiami
RSWSouthwest Florida InternationalFort Myers
TPATampa InternationalTampa
Ports 
Cape Canaveral
Daytona Beach
Fernandina Beach
Fort Myers
Jacksonville
Key West
Leesburg
Melbourne
Miami
Orlando
Palm Beach
Panama City
Pensacola
Port Canaveral
Port Everglades
Port Manatee
Sanford
Sarasota
St. Augustine
St. Petersburg
Tampa
West Palm Beach

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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