A profile of Florida, the fourth state in the 2012 presidential nominating process:
Median age: 40.7
Percentage of population 65 and over: 17.3 percent
75 percent white, 16 percent black, 2.4 percent Asian, 22.5 percent Hispanic or Latino origin
Language other than English spoken at home: 26.6 percent
High school graduate: 85.3 percent
Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9 percent
Median household income: $47,661
Families below poverty level: 13.8 percent
Homeownership rate: 69.7 percent
2008 PRESIDENTIAL RESULTS:
Barack Obama: 51 percent
John McCain: 48.2 percent
Minor parties: 353,206
FLORIDA QUICK FACTS:
_ Florida has 1,197 miles of coastline.
_ It is a 792-mile drive from Pensacola in the western panhandle to Key West.
_ Florida had 82.3 million visitors in 2010, including 11.1 million from other countries.
_ Florida produces about 6,615 tons of oranges annually, or about 74 percent of the nation's total crop.