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Population

Florida Estimates of Population provides comparative census data from the 2000 census and county-level census data from the 1980 and 1990 censuses conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Detailed state and county population census counts, estimates, and projections to the year 2030 are available for seven race categories by the following five-year age categories in Detailed Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties. Users can order a single individual race category, multiple categories, or order all seven.
Race categories: All races, White, Black, Non-Hispanic White, Non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic, and Non-White.
Age categories: 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85 and over.
BEBR produces and publishes state- and county-level household data as part of its Florida Population Studies: Number of Households and Average Household Size in Florida. This four-page brief features a methodology and trend discussion along with a tabular presentation of the number of households and average household size for the current year. Comparative census data from the 1990 and 2000 censuses conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau are also provided.

Housing

Monthly and annual building permit data for the state, counties, municipalities, and unincorporated areas of Florida as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau are published in Building Permit Activity in Florida. This report provides data on the total estimated cost of construction and the number of single- and multifamily units permitted within a month or year. Building Permit Activity in Florida also provides comparative data for the same month of the previous year. You may purchase a monthly/annual subscription or order individual reports.
Historical annual permit and start data for the state and counties of Florida back to 1976 as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau are published in Annual State and County Building Permits and Housing Starts. Each year’s data is broken down by single- and multifamily units permitted or started for the state and each county. Please note that the U.S. Census Bureau discontinued start data effective January 1, 2011.

Ordering Information

Some are, but most must be purchased. Visit our BEBR Products or our Free Data section for details. Online ordering of BEBR Products is now available.
Go to the BEBR Products tab on our Web site and select the product(s) you wish to order. Place the product(s) in your cart. When you have selected all of the products you wish to order, check out and follow the instructions for creating your account. Products may be ordered using a credit card, check, or purchase order. Some products ordered by credit card may be available immediately (i.e., downloadable products). Allow 3-5 days for processing other orders. Products ordered by check or purchase order will not be processed until payment is received. If you find that you are having difficulty ordering online you can phone us and we can assist you.

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General

The most comprehensive source of data about Florida is the Florida Statistical Abstract. Data are presented in a 26-chapter, 900+ page reference volume for the state as a whole and for all 67 Florida counties. Limited city-level data are also available. This publication is available as a download for immediate use, and in print or on CD-ROM. The hard-bound book and CD-ROM are also sold as a set at a discount.
Florida County Perspective offers the same data presented in Florida County Rankings, but in a single-county format with comparisons to the state. In addition, each Florida County Perspective provides basic historical demographic, economic, and social data for the state and the specified county for users interested in monitoring trends within a county or counties and making comparisons to the state as a whole.
Florida County Rankings and Florida County Perspective primarily differ in presentation. Your decision on which to choose is based upon your need. Florida County Rankings provides a snapshot tabular presentation of all 67 counties and the state on each table throughout the book, arranged in 13 chapters. Florida County Perspective is a detailed summary of a single, specified county using all of the variables found in Florida County Rankings. Florida County Perspective also includes a special historical section for the selected county and the state that does not appear in Florida County Rankings.