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State Demographics Data - FL

Florida

Demographics & Social
2017
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 4,379,341
% Foreign Born 20.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 64.0%
% change: 1990-2000 60.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.8%
White
65.8%
Black or African American
16.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
9.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
5.8%
Two or more races 2.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,502,735
% Latino 57.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.1%
18-64 73.3%
65 and older 21.0%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

48.1
Gender (% female) 53.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 23.5%
Married 53.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.7%

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 16,605,059
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 24.7%
% change: 1990-2000 18.1%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White 77.6%
Black or African American 16.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 2.1%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,868,125
% Latino 17.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.6%
5-17 17.2%
18-64 56.4%
65 and older 19.9%
Median Age 39
Gender (% female) 50.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.4%
Married 43.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.9%
Foreign Born
Number 2,670,828
% Foreign Born 16.7%
Population Change over Time  
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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.

4,379,341
Born in Africa 80,737
Born in Asia 464,718
Born in Europe 402,236
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 3,310,080
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 114,193
Born in Oceania 7,377
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.

4,379,341
Europe 402,236
Northern Europe 99,198
United Kingdom
79,119
Ireland
8,739
Other Northern Europe
11,340
Western Europe 87,839
France
19,027
Germany
49,089
Other Western Europe
19,723
Southern Europe 71,718
Italy
29,636
Portugal
9,762
Other Southern Europe
32,320
Eastern Europe 143,334
Poland
21,157
Russia
27,336
Other Eastern Europe
94,841
Other Europe (no country specified) 147
Asia 464,718
Eastern Asia 104,390
China
70,901

China, excluding Taiwan

62,568

Taiwan

8,333
Japan
12,245
Korea
21,244
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 129,268
India
88,689
Iran
9,825
Other South Central Asia
30,754
Southeastern Asia 171,707
Philippines
81,120
Vietnam
53,789
Other Southeastern Asia
36,798
Western Asia 57,531
Israel
15,105
Lebanon
7,301
Other Western Asia
35,125
Other Asia (no country specified) 1,822
Africa 80,737
Eastern Africa 12,684
Northern Africa
27,944
Western Africa
19,173
Middle and Southern Africa
18,678
Other Africa (no country specified)
2,258
Oceania 7,377
Australia and New Zealand subregion 5,887
Oceania (no country specified) 1,490
Americas 3,424,273
Latin America 3,310,080
Caribbean
1,800,200

Cuba

995,439

Jamaica

214,993

Other Caribbean

589,768
Central America
650,931

Mexico

265,212

El Salvador

49,999

Other Central America

335,720
South America
858,949

Brazil

109,688

Colombia

273,916

Other South America

475,345
Northern America 114,193
Canada
112,864
Other Northern America
1,329
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 1,370,972
1990-1999 867,934
2000-2009 1,108,713
Since 2010 1,031,722
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 1.8%
Born in Asia 10.6%
Born in Europe 9.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 75.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.6%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 23
Country #2 6.90%
Country #3 6.2
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.2%
Northern Europe 2.3%
United Kingdom 1.8%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.0%
France 0.4%
Germany 1.1%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 1.6%
Italy 0.7%
Portugal 0.2%
Other Southern Europe 0.7%
Eastern Europe 3.3%
Poland 0.5%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 2.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 10.6%
Eastern Asia 2.4%
China 1.6%
China, excluding Taiwan 1.4%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 0.3%
Korea 0.5%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 3.0%
India 2.0%
Iran 0.2%
Other South Central Asia 0.7%
Southeastern Asia 3.9%
Philippines 1.9%
Vietnam 1.2%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.8%
Western Asia 1.3%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 0.8%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 1.8%
Eastern Africa 0.3%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 0.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 78.2%
Latin America 75.6%
Caribbean 41.1%
Cuba 22.7%
Jamaica 4.9%
Other Caribbean 13.5%
Central America 14.9%
Mexico 6.1%
El Salvador 1.1%
Other Central America 7.7%
South America 19.6%
Brazil 2.5%
Colombia 6.3%
Other South America 10.9%
Northern America 2.6%
Canada 2.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 31.3%
1980-1989 19.8%
1990-1999 25.3%
Since 2000 23.6%
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 7.10%
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 1329
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 5.00%
Country #3 4.60%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 4,379,341
Naturalized citizens 2,418,826
Noncitizens 1,960,515
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 2,418,826
Before 1980 307,112
1980-1989 238,169
1990-1999 420,419
2000-2009 710,322
Since 2010 742,804
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 55.2%
Noncitizens 44.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 12.7%
1980-1989 9.8%
1990-1999 17.4%
2000-2009 29.4%
Since 2010 30.7%
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) 1,154,396
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 62,851
% married among women who gave birth
70.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
29.6%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 3,506,560
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 168,265
% married among women who gave birth 56.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 43.1%
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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.19
Average family size 3.75
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.52
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 3,980,211
Only native parent(s)
2,588,961
One or more foreign-born parents
1,391,250

Child is native

1,166,682

Child is foreign born

224,568
Children under age 6 with 1,287,270
Only native parent(s)
852,989
One or more foreign-born parents
434,281

Child is native

399,879

Child is foreign born

34,402
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 2,692,941
Only native parent(s)
1,735,972
One or more foreign-born parents
956,969

Child is native

766,803

Child is foreign born

190,166
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.

1,800,145
Only native parents 1,106,784
One or more foreign-born parents 693,361
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 65.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 35.0%
Child is native 29.3%
Child is foreign born 5.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 66.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 33.7%
Child is native 31.1%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 64.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 35.5%
Child is native 28.5%
Child is foreign born 7.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 61.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 38.5%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.