Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Florida

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1. Population. The Florida total population increased from 15,982,378 (2000) to 19,057,542 (2011) -- a change of 3,075,164 ( 19.24%). The median age increased from 38.7 (2000) to 41.1 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 2,700,517 (2000) to 2,920,626 (2011) -- a change of 220,109 ( 8.15%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 15,982,378 100.0 19,057,542 100.0 3,075,164 19.2
  Male 7,797,715 48.8 9,321,149 48.9 1,523,434 19.5
  Female 8,184,663 51.2 9,736,393 51.1 1,551,730 19.0
  Under 5 years 945,823 5.9 1,074,324 5.6 128,501 13.6
  5 to 9 years 1,031,718 6.5 1,085,959 5.7 54,241 5.3
  10 to 14 years 1,057,024 6.6 1,126,994 5.9 69,970 6.6
  15 to 19 years 1,014,067 6.3 1,219,318 6.4 205,251 20.2
  20 to 24 years 928,310 5.8 1,283,366 6.7 355,056 38.2
  25 to 34 years 2,084,100 13.0 2,328,282 12.2 244,182 11.7
  35 to 44 years 2,485,247 15.5 2,408,924 12.6 -76,323 -3.1
  45 to 54 years 2,069,479 12.9 2,739,211 14.4 669,732 32.4
  55 to 59 years 821,517 5.1 1,253,012 6.6 431,495 52.5
  60 to 64 years 737,496 4.6 1,178,757 6.2 441,261 59.8
  65 to 74 years 1,452,176 9.1 1,777,707 9.3 325,531 22.4
  75 to 84 years 1,024,134 6.4 1,120,268 5.9 96,134 9.4
  85 years and over 331,287 2.1 461,420 2.4 130,133 39.3
  Median age 38.7... 41.1... 2.4 6.2

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4547,9852.9525,5212.8
  5- 9551,0532.9529,2022.8
  10-14578,6893.1552,1582.9
  15-19631,2873.4597,0953.2
  20-24627,0633.3601,6953.2
  25-29594,8973.2584,3303.1
  30-34555,2393.0555,0793.0
  35-39585,1413.1593,3263.2
  40-44623,3303.3629,4573.3
  45-49691,3353.7709,8673.8
  50-54650,0333.5690,2583.7
  55-59569,0093.0633,4093.4
  60-64533,8682.8601,3823.2
  65-69448,1932.4511,0402.7
  70-74357,9081.9410,7992.2
  75-79280,0871.5335,4271.8
  80-84205,9251.1276,0981.5
  85+ 158,3130.8275,8121.5

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 266,256 (2000) to 463,164 (2011) -- a change of 196,908 ( 73.95%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 23,998 (2000) to 32,476 (2011) -- a change of 8,478 ( 35.33%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 15,982,378 100.0 19,057,542 100.0 3,075,164 19.2
One Race 15,606,063 97.6 18,634,061 97.8 3,027,998 19.4
  White 12,465,029 78.0 14,535,897 76.3 2,070,868 16.6
  Black or African American 2,335,505 14.6 3,046,628 16.0 711,123 30.4
  American Indian and Alaska Native 53,541 0.3 63,416 0.3 9,875 18.4
  Asian 266,256 1.7 463,164 2.4 196,908 74.0
    Asian Indian 70,740 0.4 129,970 0.7 59,230 83.7
    Chinese 46,368 0.3 82,251 0.4 35,883 77.4
    Filipino 54,310 0.3 80,743 0.4 26,433 48.7
    Japanese 10,897 0.1 12,269 0.1 1,372 12.6
    Korean 19,139 0.1 22,297 0.1 3,158 16.5
    Vietnamese 33,190 0.2 69,433 0.4 36,243 109.2
    Other Asian 31,612 0.2 66,201 0.3 34,589 109.4
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 8,625 0.1 12,545 0.1 3,920 45.4
    Native Hawaiian 2,131 0.0 4,944 0.0 2,813 132.0
    Guamanian or Chamorro 2,319 0.0 2,624 0.0 305 13.2
    Samoan 1,232 0.0 656 0.0 -576 -46.8
    Other Pacific Islander 2,943 0.0 4,321 0.0 1,378 46.8
  Some other race 477,107 3.0 512,411 2.7 35,304 7.4
Two or more races 376,315 2.4 423,481 2.2 47,166 12.5
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 12,734,292 79.7 14,884,076 78.1 2,149,784 16.9
  Black or African American 2,471,730 15.5 3,245,366 17.0 773,636 31.3
  American Indian and Alaska Native 117,880 0.7 155,194 0.8 37,314 31.7
  Asian 333,013 2.1 585,292 3.1 252,279 75.8
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 23,998 0.2 32,476 0.2 8,478 35.3
  Some other race 697,074 4.4 607,438 3.2 -89,636 -12.9
Hispanic 2,682,715 16.8 4,355,051 22.9 1,672,336 62.3

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 6,337,929 (2000) to 7,106,283 (2011) -- a change of 768,354 ( 12.12%). The number of families increased from 4,210,760 (2000) to 4,559,858 (2011) -- a change of 349,098 ( 8.29%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 6,337,929 100.0 7,106,283 100.0 768,354 12.1
  Family households (families) 4,210,760 66.4 4,559,858 64.2 349,098 8.3
    Married-couple family 3,192,266 50.4 3,293,055 46.3 100,789 3.2
  Nonfamily households 2,127,169 33.6 2,546,425 35.8 419,256 19.7
    Householder living alone 1,687,303 26.6 2,078,284 29.2 390,981 23.2
      Householder 65 years and over 710,025 11.2 833,447 11.7 123,422 17.4

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 3,165,748 (2000) to 4,033,074 (2011) -- a change of 867,326 ( 27.40%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 11,024,645 100.0 13,267,581 100.0 2,242,936 20.3
  Less than 9th grade 739,222 6.7 749,262 5.6 10,040 1.4
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,480,726 13.4 1,118,540 8.4 -362,186 -24.5
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,165,748 28.7 4,033,074 30.4 867,326 27.4
  Some college, no degree 2,403,135 21.8 2,761,492 20.8 358,357 14.9
  Associate's degree 773,486 7.0 1,175,984 8.9 402,498 52.0
  Bachelor's degree 1,573,121 14.3 2,190,780 16.5 617,659 39.3
  Graduate or professional degree 889,207 8.1 1,238,449 9.3 349,242 39.3
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 79.9... 85.9 6.0 7.5
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 22.3... 25.8 3.5 15.7

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 3,933,279 (2000) to 4,682,575 (2011) -- a change of 749,296 ( 19.05%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 3,933,279 100.0 4,682,575 100.0 749,296 19.1
  Nursery school, preschool 271,313 6.9 298,557 6.4 27,244 10.0
  Kindergarten 212,744 5.4 219,985 4.7 7,241 3.4
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,716,991 43.7 1,796,841 38.4 79,850 4.7
  High school (grades 9-12) 845,406 21.5 948,343 20.3 102,937 12.2
  College or graduate school 886,825 22.5 1,418,849 30.3 532,024 60.0

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 1,554,865 (2000) to 2,133,967 (2011) -- a change of 579,102 ( 37.24%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 15,043,603 100.0 17,983,218 100.0 2,939,615 19.5
  English only 11,569,739 76.9 13,024,032 72.4 1,454,293 12.6
  Language other than English 3,473,864 23.1 4,959,186 27.6 1,485,322 42.8
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,554,865 10.3 2,133,967 11.9 579,102 37.2
  Spanish 2,476,528 16.5 3,646,758 20.3 1,170,230 47.3
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,187,335 7.9 1,633,754 9.1 446,419 37.6
  Other Indo-European languages 755,214 5.0 944,748 5.3 189,534 25.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 268,263 1.8 355,491 2.0 87,228 32.5
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 164,516 1.1 265,511 1.5 100,995 61.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 75,990 0.5 116,859 0.6 40,869 53.8

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 6,995,047 (2000) to 8,101,898 (2011) -- a change of 1,106,851 ( 15.82%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 12,744,825 100.0 15,545,512 100.0 2,800,687 22.0
  In labor force 7,471,977 58.6 9,300,255 59.8 1,828,278 24.5
    Civilian labor force 7,407,458 58.1 9,249,754 59.5 1,842,296 24.9
      Employed 6,995,047 54.9 8,101,898 52.1 1,106,851 15.8
      Unemployed 412,411 3.2 1,147,856 7.4 735,445 178.3
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.6... 12.4 6.8 121.4
    Armed Forces 64,519 0.5 50,501 0.3 -14,018 -21.7
  Not in labor force 5,272,848 41.4 6,245,257 40.2 972,409 18.4

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 6,995,047 100.0 8,101,898 100.0 1,106,851 15.8
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 92,463 1.3 93,732 1.2 1,269 1.4
  Construction 562,111 8.0 508,449 6.3 -53,662 -9.5
  Manufacturing 507,870 7.3 425,594 5.3 -82,276 -16.2
  Wholesale trade 278,360 4.0 240,143 3.0 -38,217 -13.7
  Retail trade 943,449 13.5 1,085,605 13.4 142,156 15.1
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 374,179 5.3 418,845 5.2 44,666 11.9
  Information 215,787 3.1 161,000 2.0 -54,787 -25.4
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 563,552 8.1 606,282 7.5 42,730 7.6
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 739,516 10.6 1,007,673 12.4 268,157 36.3
  Educational, health and social services 1,264,965 18.1 1,734,149 21.4 469,184 37.1
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 732,460 10.5 985,181 12.2 252,721 34.5
  Other services (except public administration) 359,425 5.1 441,195 5.4 81,770 22.8
  Public administration 360,910 5.2 394,050 4.9 33,140 9.2

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 9,262,269 (May 2012) to 9,341,750 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 79,481 ( 0.9%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force9,262,2699,269,8979,271,1939,262,6949,302,1649,341,750
  Employed8,467,3218,472,8058,452,9168,443,5698,492,1688,551,739
  Unemployed794,948797,092818,277819,125809,996790,011
  Unemployment rate 8.6 8.6 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.5

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 26.2 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 6,910,168). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 25.8 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 7,991,880).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 51.13% ( 7,691,512) of the population 5 years and over ( 15,043,603) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 16.55% ( 3,121,780) of the population 1 year and over ( 18,863,948) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $38,819 (2000) to $44,299 (2011) -- a change of $5,480 ( 14.12%). The per capita income increased from $21,557 (2000) to $24,905 (2011) -- a change of $3,348 ( 15.53%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $45,609 (2010) to $44,299 (2011) -- a change of ($1,310) ( -2.87%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.474 (2010) to 0.481 (2011) -- a change of 0.007 ( 1.477%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 6,341,121 100.0 7,106,283 100.0 765,162 12.1
  Less than $10,000 606,995 9.6 593,446 8.4 -13,549 -2.2
  $10,000 to $14,999 427,050 6.7 447,984 6.3 20,934 4.9
  $15,000 to $24,999 918,455 14.5 928,685 13.1 10,230 1.1
  $25,000 to $34,999 901,454 14.2 868,318 12.2 -33,136 -3.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 1,103,554 17.4 1,076,024 15.1 -27,530 -2.5
  $50,000 to $74,999 1,170,569 18.5 1,283,849 18.1 113,280 9.7
  $75,000 to $99,999 552,379 8.7 746,683 10.5 194,304 35.2
  $100,000 to $149,999 398,860 6.3 689,939 9.7 291,079 73.0
  $150,000 to $199,999 114,432 1.8 235,660 3.3 121,228 105.9
  $200,000 or more 147,373 2.3 235,695 3.3 88,322 59.9
  Median household income (dollars) 38,819... 44,299... 5,480 14.1
  Median family income (dollars) 45,625... 53,958... 8,333 18.3
  Per capita income (dollars) 21,557... 24,905... 3,348 15.5

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $757,479M (2011Q2) to $778,447M (2012Q2) -- a change of $20,968M ( 2.8%). Per capita personal income increased from $40,199 (2011Q2) to $40,847 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,565 ( 3.9%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 752,849757,479754,385756,717768,985778,447
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 750,535755,244752,281754,555766,502775,702
  Farm income 10.2/ 2,3142,2352,1052,1622,4832,745
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 456,913460,561458,266460,486470,270474,912
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 46,12146,48346,25046,44347,58447,927
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 22,31522,51522,37722,50722,90223,077
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 23,80623,96823,87223,93524,68124,850
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 2,0262,0312,0442,0472,0772,094
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 412,818416,110414,060416,090424,764429,079
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 186,832187,968187,232187,185188,993192,750
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 153,199153,402153,093153,442155,229156,619
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 332,823335,203333,357334,532342,605345,806
Supplements to wages and salaries 77,24178,11377,63778,35379,46980,023
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 53,43454,14653,76554,41754,78855,174
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 23,80623,96823,87223,93524,68124,850
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 46,84947,24547,27247,60148,19649,083
  Farm proprietors' income 1,0981,0148799349131,370
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 45,75146,23146,39346,66647,28347,712
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 39,95340,19940,03540,15840,35140,847

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 9.04 (2000) to 12.40 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 12.51 (2000) to 17.00 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 18,752,294) with health insurance was 14,840,913. Of those with health insurance, 10,810,465 had private health insurance and 6,243,470 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 22.23% ( 3,274,566) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 14,730,208) had a disability. In 2011, 12.91% ( 2,420,035) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 18,752,294) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 7,302,947 (2000) to 9,027,271 (2011) -- a change of 1,724,324 ( 23.61%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 7,302,947 100.0 9,027,271 100.0 1,724,324 23.6
  Occupied housing units 6,337,929 86.8 7,106,283 78.7 768,354 12.1
    Owner-occupied housing units 4,441,799 60.8 4,741,169 52.5 299,370 6.7
    Renter-occupied housing units 1,896,130 26.0 2,365,114 26.2 468,984 24.7
  Vacant housing units 965,018 13.2 1,920,988 21.3 955,970 99.1

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $105,500 (2000) to $151,000 (2011) -- a change of $45,500 ( 43.13%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 4,441,799 100.0 4,741,169 100.0 299,370 6.7
  Less than $50,000 232,080 5.2 464,550 9.8 232,470 100.2
  $50,000 to $99,999 1,287,169 29.0 994,868 21.0 -292,301 -22.7
  $100,000 to $149,999 839,775 18.9 891,772 18.8 51,997 6.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 407,296 9.2 767,443 16.2 360,147 88.4
  $200,000 to $299,999 270,659 6.1 798,789 16.8 528,130 195.1
  $300,000 to $499,999 132,683 3.0 522,708 11.0 390,025 294.0
  $500,000 to $999,999 54,446 1.2 224,259 4.7 169,813 311.9
  $1,000,000 or more 18,094 0.4 76,780 1.6 58,686 324.3
Median value (dollars) 105,500... 151,000... 45,500 43.1

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $641 (2000) to $949 (2011) -- a change of $308 ( 48.05%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,004 (2000) to $1,470 (2011) -- a change of $466 ( 46.41%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 2,323,452 100.0 2,975,808 100.0 652,356 28.1
  Less than $300 12,975 0.6 4,110 0.1 -8,865 -68.3
  $300 to $499 122,608 5.3 48,720 1.6 -73,888 -60.3
  $500 to $699 335,230 14.4 148,710 5.0 -186,520 -55.6
  $700 to $999 683,336 29.4 448,380 15.1 -234,956 -34.4
  $1,000 to $1,499 700,028 30.1 890,296 29.9 190,268 27.2
  $1,500 to $1,999 266,771 11.5 636,478 21.4 369,707 138.6
  $2,000 or more 202,504 8.7 799,114 26.9 596,610 294.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,004... 1,470... 466 46.4
Housing units without a mortgage 918,750 39.5 1,765,361 100.0 846,611 92.1
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 306... 461... 155 50.7


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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