The size of Florida is 65,757.70 sq mi (170,312 km2). The state of Texas is 4 times bigger than Florida. The state has a $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth largest in the United States.
Exports make up nearly $55 billion in goods made in the state, the 8th highest among all states. The Miami Metropolitan Area is the largest urban economy in this state and the 12th largest in the United States with a GDP of $345 billion as of 2017.
This is more than twice the number of the next metro area, the Tampa Bay Area, which has a GDP of $145 billion. It is home to 51 of the world’s billionaires with most of them residing in South Florida.
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Florida was 21,299,325 on July 1, 2018, a 13.29% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The population of Florida in the 2010 census was 18,801,310.
Florida was the seventh fastest-growing state in the U.S. in the 12-month period ending July 1, 2012.
In 2010, undocumented immigrants constituted an estimated 5.7% of the population. This was the sixth-highest percentage of any U.S. state. There were an estimated 675,000 illegal immigrants in the state in 2010.
A 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 47% of the residents agreed that Florida was the best state to live in. Results in other states ranged from a low of 18% to a high of 77%.
Economy of Florida
The state is responsible for 5.0 percent of the United States’ approximate $20.9 trillion gross domestic product (GDP).
As of 2018, Florida’s nominal GDP is larger than all but 15 countries. In terms of Purchasing Power Parity, it is larger than all but 24 countries.