GovernmentBack to top
Governor:Rick Scott (R)
Treasurer:Jeff Atwater (R)
Senators:Bill Nelson (D)
Marco Rubio (R)
Entered Union:March 3, 1845
U.S. Representatives:27
AreaBack to top
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 Back to top
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
WeatherBack to top
Record High Temperature109°F / 43°C , Monticello (June 29, 1931)
Record Low Temperature-2°F / -19°C , Tallahassee (February 13, 1899)
GDPBack to top
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$882,798 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$38,950 (2015)
PopulationBack to top
Population20,271,272 (2015)
Under 19 Population4,592,656 / 22.656% (2015)
65 and older Population3,945,233 / 19.462% (2015)
Male Population9,891,238 / 48.794% (2015)
Female Population10,380,034 / 51.206% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 2,107,585 (2013)
Net International Immigration 212,252 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)219,991 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)16.6% (2014)
Major CitiesBack to top
CityPopulation (2015)
Jacksonville868,031
Miami441,003
Tampa369,075
EmploymentBack to top
Employment 8,341,400 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$790 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.7% (2016)
ExpendituresBack to top
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$3,420 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$3,420 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$10,923 (2015)
RevenueBack to top
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$44,429 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$177,389 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$223,236 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$1,806 (2014)
EducationBack to top
High School Graduation Rate (%)86.5% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)26.8% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)9.6% (2014)
LogisticsBack to top
Public Road Length (Miles)122,088 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)36.58% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 123 (2015)
Main AirportsBack to top
CodeNameCity
FLLFort Lauderdale/Hollywood InternationalFort Lauderdale
MCOOrlando InternationalOrlando
MIAMiami InternationalMiami
RSWSouthwest Florida InternationalFort Myers
TPATampa InternationalTampa
PortsBack to top
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)