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State Demographics Data - FL

Florida

Demographics & Social
2014
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 3,973,515
% Foreign Born 20.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 48.8%
% change: 1990-2000 60.6%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
66.3%
Black or African American
16.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
9.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
5.3%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,265,915
% Latino 57.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 4.8%
18-64 74.5%
65 and older 20.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

47.3
Gender (% female) 52.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.1%
Married 53.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.5%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 15,919,782
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 19.6%
% change: 1990-2000 18.1%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 78.4%
Black or African American 16.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.8%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,522,955
% Latino 15.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.6%
5-17 17.5%
18-64 57.1%
65 and older 18.8%
Median Age 38.9
Gender (% female) 50.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 33.9%
Married 43.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.6%
Foreign Born
Number 2,670,828
% Foreign Born 16.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 13,311,550
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Foreign Born
Number 1,662,601
% Foreign Born 12.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 11,275,325
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

3,972,753
Born in Africa 64,673
Born in Asia 422,486
Born in Europe 389,866
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 2,981,581
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 105,964
Born in Oceania 8,183
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Cuba
Country #2 Mexico
Country #3 Colombia
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

3,972,753
Europe 389,866
Northern Europe 99,793
United Kingdom
75,247
Ireland
9,351
Other Northern Europe
15,195
Western Europe 92,092
France
17,679
Germany
53,193
Other Western Europe
21,220
Southern Europe 73,536
Italy
31,261
Portugal
10,881
Other Southern Europe
31,394
Eastern Europe 124,101
Poland
21,712
Russia
19,402
Other Eastern Europe
82,987
Other Europe (no country specified) 344
Asia 422,486
Eastern Asia 98,483
China
58,946

China, excluding Taiwan

52,658

Taiwan

6,288
Japan
12,630
Korea
26,819
Other Eastern Asia
88
South Central Asia 113,224
India
76,325
Iran
7,537
Other South Central Asia
29,362
Southeastern Asia 159,817
Philippines
73,422
Vietnam
56,249
Other Southeastern Asia
30,146
Western Asia 47,782
Israel
11,174
Lebanon
9,080
Other Western Asia
27,528
Other Asia (no country specified) 3,180
Africa 64,673
Eastern Africa 12,576
Northern Africa
23,147
Western Africa
13,896
Middle and Southern Africa
11,361
Other Africa (no country specified)
3,693
Oceania 8,183
Australia and New Zealand subregion 6,855
Oceania (no country specified) 1,328
Americas 3,087,545
Latin America 2,981,581
Caribbean
1,643,950

Cuba

917,033

Jamaica

208,754

Other Caribbean

518,163
Central America
638,729

Mexico

282,594

El Salvador

39,525

Other Central America

316,610
South America
698,902

Brazil

66,376

Colombia

252,890

Other South America

379,636
Northern America 105,964
Canada
104,911
Other Northern America
1,053
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 1,430,113
1990-1999 901,230
2000-2009 1,128,396
Since 2010 513,776
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 1.6%
Born in Asia 10.6%
Born in Europe 9.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 75.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.7%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 23.0%
Country #2 6.9%
Country #3 6.2%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.8%
Northern Europe 2.5%
United Kingdom 1.9%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 2.3%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.3%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 1.9%
Italy 0.8%
Portugal 0.3%
Other Southern Europe 0.8%
Eastern Europe 3.1%
Poland 0.5%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 2.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 10.6%
Eastern Asia 2.5%
China 1.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 1.3%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 0.3%
Korea 0.7%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 2.9%
India 1.9%
Iran 0.2%
Other South Central Asia 0.7%
Southeastern Asia 4.0%
Philippines 1.8%
Vietnam 1.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.8%
Western Asia 1.2%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 0.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 1.6%
Eastern Africa 0.3%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 0.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 77.7%
Latin America 75.1%
Caribbean 41.4%
Cuba 23.1%
Jamaica 5.3%
Other Caribbean 13.0%
Central America 16.1%
Mexico 7.1%
El Salvador 1.0%
Other Central America 8.0%
South America 17.6%
Brazil 1.7%
Colombia 6.4%
Other South America 9.6%
Northern America 2.7%
Canada 2.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 36.0%
1980-1989 22.7%
1990-1999 28.4%
Since 2000 12.9%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 2,670,828
Born in Africa 34,495
Born in Asia 231,976
Born in Europe 355,427
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 1,943,781
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 100,158
Cat28 4,957
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Cuba
Country #2 Mexico
Country #3 Haiti
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.3%
Born in Asia 8.7%
Born in Europe 13.3%
Born in Latin America 72.8%
Born in Northern America 3.8%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 24.1%
Country #2 7.1%
Country #3 6.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 1,589,453
Born in Africa 14,856
Born in Asia 116,278
Born in Europe 302,436
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 1,073,631
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 78,474
Cat21 3,778
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Cuba
Country #2 Haiti
Country #3 Jamaica
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 0.9%
Born in Asia 7.3%
Born in Europe 19.0%
Born in Latin America 67.5%
Born in Northern America 4.9%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 29.8%
Country #2 5.0%
Country #3 4.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 3,973,515
Naturalized citizens 2,136,462
Noncitizens 1,837,053
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 2,136,462
Before 1980 319,813
1980-1989 247,812
1990-1999 405,703
2000-2009 704,180
Since 2010 458,954
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 53.8%
Noncitizens 46.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.0%
1980-1989 11.6%
1990-1999 19.0%
2000-2009 33.0%
Since 2010 21.5%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 2,670,828
Naturalized citizens 1,207,502
Noncitizens 1,463,326
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.2%
Noncitizens 54.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,662,601
Naturalized citizens 713,505
Noncitizens 949,096
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 42.9%
Noncitizens 57.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,077,126
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 59,865
% married among women who gave birth
68.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
31.4%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 3,439,479
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 153,331
% married among women who gave birth 55.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 45.0%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.18
Average family size 3.72
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.51
Average family size 3.17
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 3,837,835
Only native parent(s)
2,580,665
One or more foreign-born parents
1,257,170

Child is native

1,072,020

Child is foreign born

185,150
Children under age 6 with 1,242,026
Only native parent(s)
847,248
One or more foreign-born parents
394,778

Child is native

372,043

Child is foreign born

22,735
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 2,595,809
Only native parent(s)
1,733,417
One or more foreign-born parents
862,392

Child is native

699,977

Child is foreign born

162,415
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

1,891,484
Only native parents 1,201,609
One or more foreign-born parents 689,875
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 67.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 32.8%
Child is native 27.9%
Child is foreign born 4.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 68.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 31.8%
Child is native 30.0%
Child is foreign born 1.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 66.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 33.2%
Child is native 27.0%
Child is foreign born 6.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 63.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.5%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 3,429,832
Only native parent(s) 2,508,617
One or more foreign-born parents 921,215
Child is native 719,439
Child is foreign born 201,776
Children under age 6 with 1,072,293
Only native parent(s) 780,885
One or more foreign-born parents 291,408
Child is native 265,992
Child is foreign born 25,416
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 2,357,539
Only native parent(s) 1,727,732
One or more foreign-born parents 629,807
Child is native 453,447
Child is foreign born 176,360
Children in Low-Income Families* 1,361,454
Only native parents 938,745
One or more foreign-born parents 422,709
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 73.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.9%
Child is native 21.0%
Child is foreign born 5.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.2%
Child is native 24.8%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 73.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.7%
Child is native 19.2%
Child is foreign born 7.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 69.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 31.0%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 2,722,076
Only native parent(s) 2,185,326
One or more foreign-born parents 536,750
Child is native 403,908
Child is foreign born 132,842
Children under age 6 with 967,967
Only native parent(s) 779,778
One or more foreign-born parents 188,189
Child is native 168,897
Child is foreign born 19,292
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,754,109
Only native parent(s) 1,405,548
One or more foreign-born parents 348,561
Child is native 235,011
Child is foreign born 113,550
Children in Low-Income Families* 1,131,688
Only native parents 875,824
One or more foreign-born parents 255,864
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.7%
Child is native 14.8%
Child is foreign born 4.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.4%
Child is native 17.4%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.9%
Child is native 13.4%
Child is foreign born 6.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 77.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.6%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.