Facts About Florida

Florida Facts

  • Total Area -­ 58,560 Square Miles
  • Land Area -­ 54,252 Square Miles
  • Total Water Area -­ 4,308 Square Miles Rank Among States in Total Area -­ 22nd Length North to South -­ 447 Miles 
  • Coastline -­ 1,197 Statute Miles
  • Tidal Shoreline -­ 2,276 Statute Miles
  • Beaches -­ 663 Miles
  • Florida has more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways
  • Longest River -­ St. Johns at 273 miles
  • Largest Lake -­ Lake Okeechobee at 700 square miles and the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the United States

 

Florida Population

  • Population Rank -­ 4th in U.S. behind California, Texas & New York
  • Florida’s Population (2011) -­ 19,057,542
  • The six-­month hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30
  • Number of people who move to Florida each day -­ 1,000
  • Number of major commercial airports -­ 19
  • Miles of sand beaches -­ 1,200
  • Miles of coastline -­ 1,800