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Florida State Census Facts

Florida Population Facts

Florida Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 16.00%

Florida Total population: 18,182,321

Males in Florida: 8,926,415

Females in Florida: 9,255,906

Median age in Florida (years): 40.1

Under 5 years in Florida: 1,129,918

18 years and over in Florida: 14,165,913

65 years and over in Florida: 3,105,230

White in Florida: 13,948,307

Black or African American in Florida: 2,779,331

American Indian and Alaska Native: 53,215

Asian in Florida: 405,635

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 10,683

Some other race in Florida: 659,282

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Florida: 325,868

Hispanic or Latino in Florida (of any race): 3,725,173

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 48.90%

Foreign born people in Florida, percent, 2000: 16.70%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 23.10%

High school graduates in Florida, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 79.90%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Florida, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 22.30%

People with a disability in Florida, age 5+, 2000: 3,274,566

Mean travel time to work in Florida (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 26.2

Housing units in Florida, 2008: 8,800,294

Florida Homeownership rate, 2000: 70.10%

Florida Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 29.90%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000: $105,500

Households in Florida, 2000: 6,337,929

People per household in Florida, 2000: 2.46

Median household income, 2008: $47,802

Florida Per capita money income, 1999: $21,557

People in Florida below poverty level, percent, 2008: 13.30%

Florida Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Florida, 2007: 523,461

Private nonfarm employment in Florida, 2007: 7,425,331

Private nonfarm employment in Florida, percent change 2000-2007: 19.40%

Nonemployer establishments in Florida, 2007: 1,618,119

Total number of businesses in Florida, 2002: 1,539,207

Black-owned businesses in Florida, percent, 2002: 6.60%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.60%

Asian-owned businesses in Florida, percent, 2002: 2.70%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Florida, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Florida, percent, 2002: 17.30%

Women-owned businesses in Florida, percent, 2002: 28.40%

Manufacturers shipments in Florida, 2002 ($1000): 78,474,770

Wholesale trade sales in Florida, 2002 ($1000): 219,490,896

Retail sales in Florida, 2002 ($1000): 191,805,685

Retail sales per capita in Florida, 2002: $11,498

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 29,366,940

Building permits in Florida, 2008: 61,042

Federal spending in Florida, 2008: 149,872,178

Florida Geography Facts

Florida Land area, 2000 (square miles): 53,926.82

Florida People per square mile, 2000: 296.4

Florida Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Florida Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Florida: 2.51

Average family size in Florida: 3.08

Population 25 years and over in Florida: 12,566,850

Civilian veterans in Florida (civilian population 18 years and over): 1,704,969

Foreign born in Florida: 3,402,391

Male, Now married, except separated in Florida(population 15 years and over): 3,773,017

Female, Now married, except separated in Florida (population 15 years and over): 3,657,032

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over): 4,394,084

Florida Household population: 17,759,982

Florida Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 8,969,628

Mean travel time to work in minutes in Florida (workers 16 years and over): 25.9

Median household income in Florida(in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 48,637

Median family income in Florida (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 58,339

Florida Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 27,151

Florida Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Florida: 8,684,100

Occupied housing units in Florida: 7,080,705

Owner-occupied housing units in Florida: 4,975,344

Renter-occupied housing units in Florida: 2,105,361

Vacant housing units in Florida: 1,603,395

Owner-occupied homes in Florida: 4,975,344

Median value (dollars): 226,300

With a mortgage in Florida (dollars): 1,584

Not mortgaged in Florida (dollars): 467

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Florida is known for many illustrious drugs and drug related crime. The State of Florida is a primary area for international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, as well as a principal thoroughfare for cocaine and heroin transiting to the northeastern United States and Canada. Florida’s over 8,000 miles of coastline provides virtually unlimited access and opportunities for drug trafficking organizations to use maritime conveyances to smuggle drugs. The short distance between Florida and the Bahamas also serves as a smuggling corridor along the southeast coastline.

South Florida, with its unique mix of nationalities and ties to Central and South America, is a primary domestic command and control center for Colombian narcotics traffickers and money laundering organizations. Recently, Mexican organizations have also made tremendous inroads, and are responsible for the smuggling and distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine (i.e. crystal methamphetamine) and marijuana throughout large portions of the state – from the Panhandle to as far south as Palm Beach County.

Over the years a new form of rehabilitation has become very popular in Florida and across the United States because of its high success rates and fresh approach to addiction.  Non 12 step rehabs that offer addiction treatment that is individualized and result based are now becoming the featured form of rehabilitation in the addiction field.  Most non 12 step rehabs offer longer termed programs that provide individualized counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and life skills therapy.  All of which focus on addiction being a choice.  Of course it’s not to say that an addicted individual can just wake up in the morning and stop using drugs, but that with the right type of rehabilitation program a person can gain the ability to make a good choice or decision which is to not use drugs or alcohol.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUH

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 1,168 138 373 658 1,030
Past Year Marijuana Use 1,435 176 490 769 1,259
Past Month Marijuana Use 835 96 310 430 739
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 588 73 164 350 514
Past Year Cocaine Use 350 23 124 204 327
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 710 100 216 394 610
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 6,408 478 481 5,449 5,930
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 130 68 56 7 62
Past Month Alcohol Use 8,012 232 1,055 6,725 7,779
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 3,506 143 694 2,669 3,363
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
6,796 565 675 5,556 6,231
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 581 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 376 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 4,392 162 733 3,497 4,230
Past Month Cigarette Use 3,734 132 629 2,973 3,602
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
11,395 957 1,270 9,168 10,437
Illicit Drug Dependence 283 33 102 148 250
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 413 61 146 206 352
Alcohol Dependence 499 30 130 340 469
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 1,069 68 282 718 1,000
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 1,290 104 349 837 1,186
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 388 57 133 198 331
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 1,022 68 269 685 954

Florida Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 2,590 drug arrests in Florida during 2007.
  • During 2007, there were 1,202 murders reported by police in Florida. This is up from 1,129 reported murders in 2006.
  • During 2007, there were 781 adult arrests for murder in Florida. There were 696 adult arrests for murder in Florida during 2006.
  • Approximately 6.4 million (42.78%) Florida citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 437,000 (2.92%) Florida citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 285,000 (1.90%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2007, there was 1 child injured and an additional 21 children in Florida affected by methamphetamine laboratories.
  • During the first half of 2007, there were 1,008 deaths in Florida in which cocaine was found in the body of the deceased. During full year 2006, there were 2,052 reported deaths in which cocaine was found in the body of the deceased.
  • During the first half of 2007, there were 398 deaths in Florida in which cocaine was found at lethal levels in the body of the deceased.55 During full year 2006, there were 829 reported deaths in which cocaine was found at lethal levels in the body of the deceased.
  • During 2006, there were 47,627 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Florida. There were 37,498 such treatment admissions during 2005. During 2004, there were 104,737 admissions to treatment.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 395,000 (2.63%) Florida citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Florida it is estimated that there will be around 83,557 DUI's, and 994 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 5,065 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 25,958 tobacco related deaths, and 1,013 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 872,981 marijuana users, 143,054 cocaine addicts, and 8,104 heroin addicts living in Florida. It is also estimated that there are 382,293 people abusing prescription drugs, 36,469 people that use inhalants, and 64,924 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Florida, there will be around 110,203 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine is the primary drug threat within Florida. Cocaine is smuggled via a variety of conveyances, to include commercial cargo vessel, private pleasure craft, cargo and passenger aircraft, and automobiles. Cocaine originates from South America and arrives in Florida directly from those sources, or via the U.S. Southwest Border with Mexico. Recently there has been a noted increase in Mexican organizations transporting and distributing large quantities of cocaine from Mexico to as far south as Palm Beach County. Cocaine originating directly from South American sources, as opposed to the U.S. Southwest Border, is destined for distribution to the eastern United States and Canada. The DEA Miami Field Division’s Nassau Country is in a pivotal position in that the Bahamas archipelago is a major transportation route used by trafficking organizations to smuggle cocaine across the Caribbean corridor via vessels, ranging from go fast to sports fishing types. Bimini is merely a short distance of 45 miles from the southeast Florida coastline and Freeport lies 60 miles from West Palm Beach.
    • After the cocaine is smuggled into Florida, some is consumed locally within Miami, but the majority is destined for distribution to other areas of the state and outside Florida. A local market exists for cocaine in the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach areas, but much is designated for conversion into crack. On the west coast of Florida, Miami sources account for a portion of the cocaine found from Naples to the Tampa Bay area. Recently, sources from Mexico are transporting cocaine overland from the Southwest Border states into the Tampa Bay area. Cocaine is available in northern Florida, primarily from Mexican sources, but demand is mainly for the conversion into crack. Cocaine hydrochloride (HCl) is available throughout Florida from the gram to kilogram level. According to the 2006 Interim (January–June) Report of the Florida Medical Examiners, Jacksonville had the highest reported incidents of cocaine-related deaths (119 total), followed by West Palm Beach (90) and Orlando (84).
    • Miami remains the primary source of cocaine HCl procured by crack cocaine trafficking organizations for transport and conversion within their areas. Mexican organizations have especially made inroads in north and central Florida. Drug trafficking organizations dealing in crack cocaine have been identified in Orlando, Gainesville, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach, thus demonstrating the availability of crack throughout Florida. Each of these areas has organizations capable of conducting crack cocaine conversion operations. African American and Haitian traffickers, as well as street gang members, continue to dominate crack distribution throughout Florida. Distribution generally centers around public housing developments and inner city areas. Organizations typically employ minors as lookouts and runners, who re-supply the street dealers from stash locations.
  • Heroin:
    • South Florida is a primary U.S. point of entry for South American heroin. Miami International Airport is the main importation venue for heroin, which is secreted by couriers or in air freight shipments. In many instances, heroin is commingled with cocaine shipments and smuggled through legitimate cargo, such as flowers originating from Colombia. Cruise ship passengers and crewmembers are also being utilized to smuggle heroin into South Florida and this is generally done via body carrying methods. The majority of the heroin entering Florida is destined for markets along the east coast of the U.S., as Florida does not have a significant heroin abuse problem. The highest concentration of heroin use in Florida is in the Orlando area. Heroin is a dominant threat there and the majority of the heroin in central Florida is South American in origin. Heroin in southwest Florida and the Tampa area originates from sources in Miami, Orlando and New York City. Most heroin distribution and transportation organizations have ties to Colombia and New York, and are active throughout Florida. Once the heroin enters Florida, it is transported out of state via automobiles, buses and trains to the northeast U.S. Although Florida does not have a high heroin abuse population, the 2006 Interim (January–June) Report of the Florida Medical Examiners reports that Fort Lauderdale had the highest reported incidents of heroin-related deaths (9 total), followed by Miami (5) and St. Petersburg (3).
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine has impacted the majority of Florida’s 67 counties and use is widespread. The 2006 Interim (January–June) Report of the Florida Medical Examiners reports there were 58 methamphetamine-related deaths throughout the state. Methamphetamine is transported into Florida in multi-pound increments by Mexican drug trafficking organizations based along the Southwest Border and California. Methamphetamine produced in super labs in Texas and California transits into Florida along the Interstate-10 corridor. A new trend has recently emerged which is the distribution of crystal methamphetamine from Atlanta area sources. Crystal methamphetamine, with high purity levels, is transported from Atlanta into northern Florida and then distributed throughout the state. There has been a significant increase in crystal methamphetamine use within the South Florida club scene.
    • Methamphetamine labs became a growing threat within Florida in the past five years. Methamphetamine labs inundated the state starting in FY 2002, when there were 129 labs to FY 2006, when there were 245 labs. The majority of the labs are small-scale, producing gram amounts up to a maximum of 1-2 ounces per cook. But the dangers lie not simply in the quantity produced so much as the number of labs and the consequences derived from them. Most labs are set up anywhere and are almost always portable. They have been found and seized in mobile homes, hotel rooms, outdoor areas and near schools. In the past, methamphetamine labs were concentrated in west central Florida, around Tampa. But in the preceding three years a shift to northern Florida and the Panhandle occurred. Most recently, the central part of the state is experiencing an increased threat, but whereas before it was mainly in the Tampa area, it now extends east towards Orlando, and specifically Brevard County.
  • Club Drugs:
    • MDMA is the most readily available dangerous drug throughout Florida. MDMA is found at clubs and rave parties in all parts of Florida, and is frequently used in conjunction with other illegal and/or prescription drugs. MDMA is also found in higher amounts in areas with large populations of university/college students and during “spring break” events. LSD remains available in Florida; however, seizures are rare. GHB is also available, especially in and around colleges and universities. GHB is commonly abused in Florida, as well as two precursors - GBL and Butanediol (BD).
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana cultivation has become a lucrative business in Florida, especially indoor grow operations. These marijuana grows exist all over the state and are found in residential and rural areas in equal amounts. Numerous grow operations have been seized in South Florida and southwest Florida. Indoor cultivation has also risen in northern Florida. In the past several years, eradication efforts and weather patterns moved growers indoors. Additionally, within the state there are numerous supply stores that legally sell hydroponics agricultural equipment which is then utilized for marijuana cultivation. Domestically grown marijuana in Florida is coveted by users because the quality of the marijuana exceeds that of marijuana originating from Jamaica and Mexico. BC Bud marijuana from Canada is highly popular in the northeast section of the state, and organized groups in that area import it into Jacksonville for further distribution. Marijuana smuggled from the Bahamas is a significant problem as well. Caribbean polydrug transportation groups bring multi-pound quantities of marijuana into Florida from Caribbean locations via go fast vessels and other maritime conveyances. Marijuana is also imported into Florida from the Southwest Border. Tex/Mex marijuana is smuggled along Interstate-10 into the Panhandle.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Unprecedented increases in levels of abuse pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Florida citizens. The Florida Medical Examiners report that five people die in Florida daily as a direct result of prescription drug overdoses. Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone (e.g. Vicodin®) and oxycodone (e.g. OxyContin®) products are a problem. Benzodiapezines (such as Xanax® and its generic alprazolam) and methadone are also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Florida. Primary methods of diversion include the Internet, illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping,” forged prescriptions and employee theft. Florida has emerged as a center for Internet holding companies which organize (and sometimes control) websites, physicians, pharmacies, and even pharmaceutical wholesalers. The Tampa area has become “ground zero” for Internet diversion.

Florida was admitted as the 27th state in 1845, it is the most populous of the Southern states. The capital is Tallahassee, located in the northwestern panhandle. The climate and scenery of the “Sunshine State” have long attracted enormous numbers of visitors. Tourism has surpassed agriculture and manufacturing as the main component of Florida’s economy, and the prospect of employment in the state’s rapidly growing service sector has simultaneously drawn many immigrants, mostly from Latin America. Consequently, Florida has regularly ranked among the states with the fastest-growing immigrant population.

Florida’s Demographic

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 18,089,8891
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 76.1% white; 15.4% black/African American; 0.3% American Indian/Alaska Native; 2.2% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 4.3% other; 1.8% two or more races; 20.1% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)