We all know that Florida is known for its sun, sand and fun. The state, however, has also upheld its dubious moniker of being “God’s waiting room.”
When it comes to what Florida spends on its students the state doesn’t make the grade, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census.
If you live in Broward and get stuck in insane rush hour traffic because you have to drive to and from Miami-Dade for your job – you’re not alone.
The days of people fleeing the high unemployment, high taxes, and real estate meltdown of the Sunshine State may be at an end. Where US Census figures once showed people leaving Florida in large numbers, between 2010 and 2011, they started to return, with South Florida leading the state.
The next stop for the Legislature’s once-a-decade redistricting plans will be a Tallahassee courtroom after Governor Rick Scott signed the plans Thursday afternoon.
Florida’s growing population is help[ing to re-write the state’s political map, with the Florida House approving Friday new district maps for Congress, the Florida House, and the Florida Senate. But if you think that approval means the boundaries are set, think again: it’s likely the whole thing will be decided in court.
If you’re finding it tougher to make ends meet now than a few years ago, you’re not alone. According to new Census data, Floridians income has dropped more than 7 percent over the past three years.
After getting slammed by the economic recession, Floridians are grappling with lower incomes and a higher poverty rate, according to a U.S. Census report released Tuesday.
Colombians, Venezuelans and Peruvians more than doubled their numbers in Florida over the last decade, making South Americans the state’s third-largest Hispanic group, according to the latest 2010 census numbers.
Working-age adults made up Florida’s fastest-growing age group in the past decade, according to census data released Thursday, helping push the Sunshine State down several rungs in the ranking of states with the nation’s oldest population.