Florida by the Numbers:
Key Statistical Data and Facts

Key Details

  • Florida had an estimated population of 22,244,823, according to population data published by the US Census Bureau in 2022.
  • 5% of Florida’s population is under 5, and 50.8% of them are women.
  • Ron DeSantis is the 46th Governor of Florida.
  • As of February 2023, the unemployment rate in Florida is at 2.6%.
  • Florida recorded a 14.1% decrease in overall crime from 2019 to 2020, with 78,373 fewer reported property crimes.
  • 89.0% of Floridians 25 and over had a high school diploma or higher
  • The median value for owner-occupied homes in Florida is $248,700, and the median gross rent is $1,301.

Florida Population Demographics

Florida is the third most populous state in the US, following California and Texas. It has an estimated population of 22,244,823, according to population data published by the US Census Bureau. Of this population estimate, 19% are under 18, and 21.1% are 65 and older.

Meanwhile, 5% of Florida’s population was under 5. Florida also had a slightly higher female population, with 50.8% being women.

Florida Housing

As of 2021

there are housing units in Florida
of the housing units in the state were owner-occupied
What's the average number of persons per household
The median gross rent in Florida was also
Florida issued building permits

Between 2017 and 2021

households in the state
In the same timeframe, the state had persons per household
of the people in these households lived in the same house as they did a year ago.
94.2% and 87.5%
Florida is also a computer-literate state, its households having access to computers and the Internet, respectively.

Florida Racial Demographics


According to US Census Bureau estimates from 2022, Florida has a majority white population, as they make up 76.9% of the state’s population. Additionally, 3% of the state’s population is Asian alone.

  • Whites alone
  • Asian

Meanwhile, 5% of Florida’s population was under 5. Florida also had a slightly higher female population, with 50.8% being women.

Furthermore, less than 1% of Florida’s population was American Indian and Alaska Native alone. Florida also has a relatively high foreign-born population at 21%, one of the highest in the US. Furthermore, in 2022, Florida’s Hispanic or Latino population was 26.8% of the state’s population was.

Black or African American17%
White alone (not Hispanic or Latino)83.3%
Asian alone83.3%
American Indians and Alaskan Natives alone0.5%
Two or more races2.4%
Foreign-born persons21%
Hispanic or Latino26.8%

Elections in Florida

Florida is majorly a red state, voting mostly Republican in the US Presidential Elections since 1980. From 1980 to 2020, Florida has voted Democrat just three times in the presidential elections.

Additionally, Florida’s last four governors since 1999 have been Republicans. Gov. Jeb Bush (1999 to 2007), Gov. Charlie Crist (2007 to 2011), Gov. Rick Scott (2011 to 2019), and Gov. Ron DeSantis (2019 to present).

As of 2023, the two senators from Florida are Republicans: Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. Both have been in office since 2010 and 2019, respectively.

Before being elected into the Senate in 2010, Marco Rubio was first elected into Florida’s House of Representatives and spent almost a decade there. Meanwhile, Rick Scott was the 45th Governor of Florida from 2011 to 2019 before being elected into the Senate.

Ron DeSantis is the 46th Governor of Florida. DeSantis is a member of the Republican party and ran against Andrew Gillum in the 2019 Gubernatorial Elections and won. He was again reelected in 2022, defeating Charlie Crist in the process.

2020 Presidential Election

Donald Trump, the incumbent president, and a Republican candidate, won the 2020 presidential election with a slight majority of 51.22% of the total votes cast. Trump won a total of 5,668,731. Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, won 47.86% of the votes the remaining 0.87% went to third-party candidates and Write-ins.

Donald Trump

51,22% of votes

Joe Biden

47.86% of votes

Florida Voting Statistics

The Florida Department of State's Division of Elections reports that there were 14,479,961 total registered voters in Florida as of April 2023. According to statistics, 4,854,087 Democrats and 5,309,005 Republicans are among the registered voters, while the remaining voters are of minor parties or are unaffiliated.


Voter Turnout

In the 2020 general elections, Florida saw a 77% voter turnout, with 11,137,676 votes cast out of a total of 14,565,738. Fewer people turned out to vote in the elections of 2018, 2016, and 2014, with respective turnout rates of 63%, 75%, and 51%.

General Election

YearTurnout Percentage (Voting Age Population)

How Educated in Florida

According to data published by the US Census Bureau, 89.0% of Florida residents, 25 or older, had a high school diploma or higher between 2017 and 2021. During the same period, 31.5% of people 25 and older had a bachelor's degree or higher.

According to the Census Bureau, in 2021, roughly 20.6% of Florida residents who were 25 years of age and older had a bachelor's degree. Around 4.4% of Floridians had less than a ninth-grade education in that same year.

In Florida, there are 385 colleges and universities operating during the 2022–2023 academic year, including 94 public and 291 private institutions. In Florida, there are 123 trade/vocational schools, 92 community colleges, and 170 four-year or higher schools.

Florida Employment Rate

The unemployment rate in Florida was at 2.6% in February 2023, according to reports published by Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity. This is a 0.1% drop from the unemployment rate as of December 2022.

The figure is also lower than the US national average unemployment rate of 3.5%. Between February 2022 to February 2023, only two counties in Florida saw an increase in their unemployment rates

These counties were DeSoto County (up from 2.7% to 3.1%) and Hardee County (up from 3.2% to 3.3%). Other counties, including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Duval, and Gulf County, all experienced a drop in unemployment rates within the same period.

In February 2023, Florida’s seasonal nonagricultural employment was 9,681,900 jobs, a 4.6% (427,400 jobs) increase from February of the previous year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Florida had a civilian workforce of about 10,879,000 people as of 2023. This is roughly a 0.4% increase from September 2022. Out of the total workforce, there were 10,594,500 employed people and 284,500 unemployed people.

With 1,970,600 employees, the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities sector was the largest employer, closely followed by Professional and Business Services (1,611,400 jobs).

Furthermore, sectors such as Education & Health Services and Leisure & Hospitality experienced slight growths in their employment rates.

Average Income in Florida

The estimated median household income for Florida in 2022 is $61,777, approximately a 29% increase from the previous decade, according to the 2021 US Census Bureau. However, there are differences in income levels within the state based on places, jobs, levels of education, and other demographics.

For instance, Florida Department of Health statistics show that St. Johns County ($62,663) and Seminole ($58,971) had the highest median household incomes, respectively, followed by Nassau County ($58,712).

According to statistics published by the US Department of Justice, in 2022, families with just one income earner had a median household income of $55,681. Two- and three-earner households reported $69,884 and $75,057, respectively. Families with four or more people had the highest median family income, $89,206. From 2017 to 2021, the per capita in the last 12 months was $35,216. Furthermore, 13.1% of Florida‘s population is below the poverty line.

Families in Florida

Florida Marriage Rates

6.8 per 1000 person
10.9 per 1000 person

The National Center for Health Statistics reported that Florida had a marriage rate of 6.8 per 1000 persons in 2021, which was slightly higher than the national average of 6 per 1000 persons.

Additionally, it is a significant decrease from the 1990 rate of 10.9 per 1000  persons. Since 1990, marriage rates have suffered a significant decrease each decade. For instance, marriage rates went from 10.9 in 1990 to 9.0 in 2000 to 7.3 in 2010, and lastly, to 5.8 in 2020. The 2020 rates were the lowest they had ever been in those 30 years.

According to the US Census Bureau 2020 ACS Survey, 48.7% of Florida men 15 and over are married. 65 and over had the highest percentage of marriages at 68.3%. As for women, 44.5% of them who were 15 and over were married, ages 15 to 19 taking up the least percentage at 1.1%. 58.3% of the women who were 15 and older and married were aged between 45 and 54. This was the most of any age group.

Florida Divorce Rates

As of 2021, Florida’s divorce rate was 3.4 divorces per 1000 persons, a slight increase from 2020’s marriage rate of 3.0. Additionally, the divorce rate was 3.5 in 2019. Florida’s divorce rates have also seen a decrease at the beginning of each decade since 1990.

For example, in 1990, the divorce rate was 6.3. In 2000, it was 5.1. In 2010, it was 4.4, And finally, it was 3.4 in 2020. According to the US Census Bureau ACS Survey, women's divorce numbers were higher than men's. For instance, in 2020, 68,320 men got divorced, while 73,248 women got divorced.

Life Expectancy in Florida

Florida's life expectancy rate is 77.5 years, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2020. According to statistics published by the Florida Department of Health, men had a life expectancy of 76.9 years between 2015 and 2019. Women, on the other hand, had a life expectancy of 82.6 years in that same period.

The fertility rate of women aged between 15 and 44 in Florida is 54.9 births per 1000 women. In 2020, it was estimated that 226,404 women between 15 and 50 years had given birth in the past 12 months.

An overwhelming majority of these women were between the ages of 20 to 34, and 70.6%. 63.9% were white women, while 21.6% and 3.9% were Black or African American and Asian women, respectively.

Florida’s leading cause of death is heart disease. Also, as of 2021, Florida had a drug overdose death rate of 37.5 per 100,000 persons. Additionally, the firearm injury death rate in the same year was 14.1 per 100,000 persons.

Florida Crime Rates

According to the Annual Uniform Crime Report, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation published in 2020, crime is on the decline in Florida. According to the figures in the report, Florida experienced a 14.1 percent decrease in overall crime from 2019 to 2020, or 76,523 fewer reported index crimes. Also, the total number of property crimes decreased in this report by 78,373 offenses, or 17%.

In the meantime, violent crime increased by 1,850 crimes, or 2.3%, according to the FDLE's report. While murder and severe assault climbed, the index crimes of rape, robbery, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft decreased. In 2020, domestic violence murders decreased, but stalking rose.

According to data published by the Florida Department of Health, 80,823 violent crimes took place in Florida in 2021. These crimes occurred at a rate of 367.3 per 100,000 persons. The county with the most violent crimes in Florida was Miami-Dade, 11,971. According to the US Census Bureau, Florida has a homicide rate of 7.4 per 100,000 persons.

Florida Incarceration Rate

According to statistics from the National Institute of Corrections,

87 jails
There were in 67 Florida counties
The state’s total jail population in the same year
81,027 inmates
As of December 31, 2020, there were inmates under the control of Florida's correctional authorities, housed in 143 state prisons as well as in private and municipal detention facilities.

Facilities run by Florida had a budget of $4,918,224,703 and a staff of 25,154 workers. In 2019, In Florida's community correctional system, there were 4,280 people on parole and 179,594 people on probation. Additionally, in 2020, Florida had an incarceration rate of 371 per 100,000 persons. The state also had 1,021 per 100,000 persons in probationers and 24 per 100,000 persons in parolees.

Florida Bankruptcy Rate

25,760 bankruptcy

Florida has seen a steady decline in bankruptcy filings since the beginning of the Millennium, according to a report published by the American Bankruptcy Institute in 2023. According to the report, there were 25,760 bankruptcy filings in Florida in 2022. This was an 18% decrease from the previous year. There were 16,175, 53, and 9,010 bankruptcy filings across Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, respectively.

Furthermore, Florida’s bankruptcy filings have fallen by about 68.5% over the last decade. These figures show that there has been a significant improvement in the economic stability of families and small businesses in Florida. These improvements can be attributed to better financial management, better decision-making, more investments, and economic growth.

Weird Laws in Florida

As one of the most interesting places in the US, Florida has its fair share of peculiar laws. These laws are particularly unusual, and some are not enforced due to their unusual nature. Here are a few examples of these laws:

  • Singing in a swimsuit is illegal in Florida.
  • Selling oranges on the side of Miami Beach is prohibited.
  • It's against the law for a woman to doze off while using the hair dryer in a saloon.
  • Kidnapping a horse carries a death by hanging sentence.
  • Sunday parachute jumps by single women may result in fines.
  • It is improper for men to appear in public wearing strapless dresses.

Cities in Florida

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Cities in Florida