Florida is in the southeastern side of the U.S. With the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It is also known as “Sunshine State,” it has hundreds of miles of beaches. Miami is known for it’s entertaining Latin Side and influential arts scene as well as it’s nightlife. Orlando is known for theme parks, which includes the Walt Disney World.
It has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km), and is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the state is near sea level and consists of sedimentary soil. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south.
The American alligator, American crocodile, Florida panther can be found in the Everglades National Park of the State.
POPULATION OF FLORIDA IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 19.11 Million, 2012 – 19.36 Million, 2013 – 19.6 Million, 2014 – 19.89 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Florida in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Florida have expanded by 0.78 Million . Thus, the present year population ought to be around 20.085 Million and the anticipated population of Florida of the year 2016 ought to be 20.28 Million.
The center of population has moved less than 5 miles (8 km) to the east and around 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north between 1980 and 2010 and has been located in Polk County since the 1960 census.
The population exceeded 19.7 million by around December 2014, over taking the population of the state of New York for the first time. Florida contains the highest percentage of people over 65 . There were 186,102 military retirees living in the state in the year 2008.
About two-thirds of the population was born in another state, the second highest in the country. In the year 2010, illegal immigrants amounted around 5.7% of the population. This was the sixth highest percentage in the country. There were an estimated 675,000 illegal immigrants in the state in 2010.
DEMOGRAPHY OF FLORIDA:
The United States Census estimates that the population of Florida was 19,893,297 on July 1, 2014, a 5.81% increase since the 2010 United States Census.
The population of Florida in the 2010 census was 18,801,310. Florida was actually the seventh fastest-growing state in the U.S around July 1, 2012.
Miami Metropolitan Area is the largest metropolitan area in the state as well as the entire southeastern United States, with a population of around 5.8 million people. The Tampa Bay Area, with over 2.8 million people and is the second largest. The Orlando metropolitan area, with over 2.2 million people, is the third and the Jacksonville metropolitan area, with over 1.3 million people, is fourth.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF FLORIDA:
Population Density (per sq. mi.): 339.87.
Florida’s growth rate is one of the faster in the country (ranked 7th) at 1.36%.
Data shows that from 1830 around 34,730 people lived in Florida but, like the rest of the US, those numbers were to grow dramatically from then onwards.
In 1840, the population of Florida had increased by over 50% to 54,477 and similar jumps were experienced for the rest of the 19th century. That trend remained for the early part of the 20th century as well and by 1950 the population of Florida had grown to 2,771,305. The biggest growth was yet to follow and by the year 1960, the census showed that numbers had escalated by 78.7% to 4,951,560 over the preceding ten years.
FACTS ABOUT FLORIDA:
- Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can actually hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park.
- Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
- The name Punta Gorda, which means actually “fat point” when translated from Spanish. The moniker was given to the city due to a big part of the land in Punta Gorda juts into Charlotte Harbor. The harbor is quite different and unique as compared and it is the point where the Peace River meets the ocean.