Florida: A younger population is pushing the state left

Marianela Toledo
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Apr 21, 2014 5:00 AM
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Florida: A younger population is pushing the state left

MIAMI  — Florida is getting younger, and thus a bit more politically liberal.

If a stroll down the Miami Beach’s famed boardwalk doesn’t persuade you, perhaps U.S. Census data will. 

In the 1970s, about 30 percent of Florida’s population was 45 or older. Today, those mid-lifers represent less than 5 percent of the Sunshine State’s population.