Frequently Asked Questions

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The Florida Department of Revenue breaks out its sales data into approximately 100 different kinds of businesses.

No. Data are only available for the state and each of Florida’s 67 counties in Gross and Taxable Sales Reports. The Florida Department of Revenue does not report city-level sales data.

Sales are reported either by county or by kind of business, or “kind code.” The county data feature a breakdown of the sales for all of the different kinds of businesses that took place within a certain time period for that particular county. The kind code data reflect sales by a particular kind of business for all of the 67 Florida counties and the state. For example, a report for Alachua County shows the number of reports, gross sales, taxable sales, and the amount of tax collected for approximately 100 different kinds of business categories.

Gross and taxable sales and taxable sales collections as reported by the Florida Department of Revenue are available either by county or by kind of business category code and are reported annually or by month in Gross and Taxable Sales Reports.

Unfortunately, we do not produce home sales and price data. We provide limited Metropolitan Statistical Areas data in the Florida Statistical Abstract from the Florida Association of Realtors. We recommend that you contact the source agency for detailed information.

No. We only publish current building permit data in Building Permit Activity in Florida and historical annual data in Annual State and County Building Permits and Housing Starts as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.Please note that the U.S. Census Bureau discontinued start data effective January 1, 2011.

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.

No. We only publish residential permit data in Building Permit Activity in Florida as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

No. Building permits are issued by county and municipal agencies prior to starting a construction project. However, projects may be reclassified, abandoned, misclassified, or have design changes that can warrant permit changes. Housing start data refers to the actual start of construction. Please visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a complete discussion of factors affecting permit-start-completion relationships.

Contracted by the Florida Legislature, BEBR annually publishes the state’s official population estimates for the state, counties, municipalities, and unincorporated areas of Florida in Florida Estimates of Population, a 60-page booklet of Florida population tables and figures.

BEBR annually produces and publishes population estimates for the state, counties, municipalities, and unincorporated areas. We can also provide customized population estimates for other geographic areas such as utilities, TAZs, zip codes or custom boundaries; please contact us for pricing information. See the Population Services page for more details.

Florida Estimates of Population provides comparative census data from the 2010 census and county-level census data from the 1990, 2000, and 2010 censuses conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Yes, we annually publish low, medium, and high state- and county-level population projections based on the latest population estimates in five-year increments to the year 2045 as part of our Florida Population Studies series in Florida Population Studies: Projections of Florida Population by County, an 8-page publication..

BEBR annually produces and publishes population projections for the state and the 67 counties in Florida. We can also provide customized population projections for other geographic areas such as cities, utilities, TAZs, zip codes, or custom boundaries; please contact us for pricing information. See the Population Services page for more details.

State and county population census counts, estimates, and projections by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin are published in five-year increments to the year 2045 in Florida Population Studies: Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties. Age groups include: 0–4, 5–17, 18–24, 25–54, 55–64, 65–79, and 80+. Racial/ethnic categories include: All races, non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic.

Detailed state and county population census counts, estimates, and projections for five-year age groups for seven racial/ethnic categories are published in five-year increments to the year 2045 in Detailed Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties. Age groups include: 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. Racial/ethnic categories include: All races, non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, white, black, and non-white.

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 bulletin 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 2000 and 2010 censuses conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau are also provided.

The BEBR estimates and projections are normally released as follows:

  • Florida Estimates of Population: mid to late October (Table 1. Estimates of Population by County and City in Florida).
  • Florida Estimates of Population: late December/early January (publication and additional tables).
  • Florida Number of Households and Average Household Size: late December/early January.
  • Florida County Population Projections: release date depends on scheduling of the Demographic Estimating Conference (DEC) supporting the General Appropriations Act (http://edr.state.fl.us/Content/conferences/population/index.cfm); the release date is 60 days following the DEC (usually in April).
  • Florida Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: late June/early July.

We provide customized demographic analyses and geographic information system (GIS) consulting services; please contact us for pricing information. See the Population Services page for more details.

We do surveys to collect data for the University of Florida and other organizations. Some surveys are administered over the phone while others are conducted by mail, online, or face to face.

You were randomly selected. Depending on the type of survey, your phone number was randomly generated by a computer or randomly selected from a list.

The center has a toll free number that connects you directly to a supervisor. The number is 1-888-536-2434

We called you to get your valuable opinion. You were selected as a representative of a population, whether the survey is about Florida voters or members of a profession.

We collect data for a wide variety of agencies, businesses and organizations such as UF researchers, Florida state agencies, other universities, and private organizations.

All of your answers are confidential. The center considers that protecting people's privacy is an essential part of our operation. The responses you provide will not be linked to your name in any published reports.

We understand how busy life can be, so we work around your schedule. Just let us know when you are available. The center is open: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm. Saturday 12-6pm. Sunday 3-9pm.
We don’t have to do the survey all at once; we can pick up where you left off another time.

We believe in your right to know. The interviewer can tell you who is sponsoring the study, how long the survey will take and what the data will be used for. You can check our website or call our toll free number, 1-888-536-2434.

The National Do Not Call Registry does not apply to telephone surveyors. We are not restricted by this list because we are not trying to sell anything.

Maybe. We do surveys on many subjects such as: employment, health insurance, etc. You might get called for a different survey.

Nosotros hacemos encuestas para recopilar datos para la Universidad de la Florida y otras organizaciones. Algunas encuestas se administran a través del teléfono, otras se hacen por correo, por el internet, o en persona.

Usted fue seleccionado al azar. Dependiendo del tipo de encuesta, su número de teléfono fue generado al azar por una computadora o seleccionado al azar de una lista.

El centro tiene un número de teléfono gratuito que le conecta directamente a un supervisor. El número es 1-888-536-2434.

Nosotros le llamamos para obtener su valiosa opinión. Usted fue seleccionado como representante de una población, sea para una encuesta sobre votantes de la Florida o para miembros de una profesión.

Nosotros recogemos datos para una gran variedad de agencias, negocios y organizaciones tales como profesionales de UF, agencias estatales de la Florida, otras universidades y organizaciones privadas.

Todas sus respuestas son confidenciales. El centro considera la protección de su privacidad como una parte esencial de nuestra operación. Las respuestas que usted proporciona no se asociarán con su nombre en los informes publicados.

Nosotros entendemos lo ocupada que puede ser la vida, por lo tanto trabajamos para acomodarnos a su horario. Sólo déjanos saber cuándo usted está disponible. El centro está abierto de lunes a viernes de 9am-9pm, sábado 12-6pm y domingo 3-9pm.
Podemos completar la encuesta en partes si es necesario.

Nosotros creemos en su derecho de saber. El entrevistador le puede decir quién está patrocinando el estudio, cuánto tiempo tomará la encuesta y para qué los datos serán utilizados. Puede consultar nuestra página web o llamar a nuestro número gratuito, 1-888-536-2434.

El Registro Nacional No Llame no aplica a llamadas de encuestas telefónicas. No estamos restringidos por esta lista porque no estamos intentando vender nada.

Quizás. Nosotros hacemos muchas encuestas sobre varios temas, tales como: el empleo, seguro médico, etc. Pueda que usted reciba otra llamada para una encuesta diferente.