Quick facts about Florida
Location: See map on the right side of the page.
Size 53,927 square miles. Florida is the 26th largest state. The next larger state is Wisconsin and the next smaller state is Arkansas.
(: 1) Population 17,789,864 people. Florida is the 4th most populous state. The next more populous state is New York and the next less populous state is Illinois.
(: 2) Population Density: 329.89 people per square mile. Florida is the 8th most densely populated state. The next more densely populated state is New York and the next less densely populated state is Ohio.
Bordering States: Florida shares a border with 2 states: Georgia and Alabama.
Admission to the Union: March 3, 1845. Florida was the 27nd state admitted to the Union, after Michigan and before Texas.
Highest Point: 345 feet at Britton Hill. It is the lowest of any State high point. See SummitPost's Britton Hill page.
Lowest Point: Sea Level at the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
Government website: MyFlorida.com.
Official Tourism website: VISIT FLORIDA.
Still not enough? See Wikipedia's Florida page.
Interesting Florida county trivia
Miami-Dade county is one of the newest named counties. It was known simply as Dade county until 1997 when Miami was appended to the title in recognition of the importance of largest city in that county.
There is a point in the middle of Lake Okeechobee where five different counties come together at a single point: Martin, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee.
Counties in Florida
Below are the 67 counties in Florida. Although infrequent, counties sometimes do change so please let me know if any of this information is out of date and I will update it. Those counties that I have visited are in bold. If I have a photograph or other item associated with a county somewhere else on my website, there will also be a link.
Broward: South Florida Lighthouses
Escambia: Adjacent Counties, Same Name, Different States
Glades: Lake Okeechobee’s Five Counties
Gulf: Florida Time Zone Anomaly
Hendry: Lake Okeechobee’s Five Counties
Liberty: Smallest county population in Florida (7,021 people in 2000 Census).
Martin: Lake Okeechobee’s Five Counties
Miami-Dade: Largest county population in Florida (2,253,362 people in 2000 Census).
Monroe: Florida's Southern Keys, Part I, Florida's Southern Keys, Part II, Dry Tortugas Ferry, Dry Tortugas Lighthouses, Fort Thomas Jefferson, Fort Zachary Taylor; Key West Lighthouses, South Florida Lighthouses
Okeechobee: Lake Okeechobee’s Five Counties
Orange: Cheesy Orlando; My First Helicopter Ride
Osceola: Worst Commutes in the USA; Yeehaw Junction
Palm Beach: Largest county in Florida (2,386 square miles); Lake Okeechobee’s Five Counties; Ultralineamentum (Jupiter)
Polk: Worst Commutes in the USA
Union: Smallest county in Florida (240 square miles).
(1) U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder: 2005 Population Estimates; Table GCT-T1.
(2) U.S. Census Bureau FedStats - MapStats: 2000 Land Area; United States.
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