A look at Florida as it holds its primary

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Posted: Jan 31, 2012 1:55 AM
A look at Florida as it holds its primary

A profile of Florida, the fourth state in the 2012 presidential nominating process:

NUMBERS:

Population: 19,057,542

AGE:

Median age: 40.7

Percentage of population 65 and over: 17.3 percent

RACE:

75 percent white, 16 percent black, 2.4 percent Asian, 22.5 percent Hispanic or Latino origin

LANGUAGE:

Language other than English spoken at home: 26.6 percent

EDUCATION:

High school graduate: 85.3 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9 percent

MONEY:

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

REGISTERED VOTERS:

Republican: 4,061,224

Democratic: 4,552,483

Undeclared: 2,269,248

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.