Florida Facts & SnowBird RV Campground Pictures
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Here are some interesting Florida Facts & Pictures found only in a South Florida SNOWBIRD RV Campground (Insert weird scary music here).
SNOWBIRD- A northerner who spends the winter months in warm climates like Florida!!
Florida was admitted to United States as a State on March 3, 1845 (27th State)
Governor - Charlie Crist
Capital - Tallahassee
Nickname - Sunshine State
State Flower - Orange Blossom
Number ofCounties in Florida - 67
Form of Government - Governor and independent cabinet consisting of Attorney General,
Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Legislature - 120 House Districts, 40 Senate Districts, 23 Congressional Districts
Florida is known around the world for its GREAT weather.
The state's mild winters have made it a haven for retirees.
Summers can be long and hot with showers providing much appreciated relief during the rainy season.
Coastal areas also experience gentle breezes during the summer.
Average Annual Temperatures:
80.5 (F) degrees (26.9 C) (North Florida)
82.7 (F) degrees (28.2 C) (South Florida)
53.0 (F) degrees (11.7 C) (North Florida)
68.5 (F) degrees (20.3 C) (South Florida)
The six-month hurricane season runs from June
1 through November 30
Tree planting season in Florida (December - February)
# of people who move to Florida each day - 1,000
Number of major commercial airports " 19
Number of international airports 12
Number of deepwater ports 14
Miles of sand beaches - 1,200
Miles of coastline - 1,800
Number of golf courses - more than 1,250
Florida has more golf courses than any other state
Palm Beach County has more golf courses than any other
county in the country
Number of hotel rooms in Florida - more than 370,000
Number of campgrounds - 700 (100,000 campsites)
Number of people who camp in Florida each year - 6 million
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
Width East to West - 361 Miles
Distance from Pensacola to Key West - 792 Miles
Highest Natural Point - 345 Feet near Lakewood in
Geographic Center - 12 miles northwest of Brooksville,
Coastline - 1,197 Statute Miles
Tidal Shoreline - 2,276 Statute Miles
Beaches - 663 Miles
Florida has more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams
Longest River - St.
Largest Lake - Lake Okeechobee at 700 square miles
(the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the United States)
Largest County - Palm Beach at 2,578 square miles
Smallest County - Union at 245 square miles
Number of Lakes greater than 10 acres - Aprox. 7,700
Number of First Magnitude Springs 27 (Florida has more
first magnitude springs than any other state.)
Number of Islands Greater than 10 Acres - 4,500
(Florida ranks 2nd in the nation by this measure with only
Alaska ranking higher.)
Florida ranks low in terms of the tax burden placed on residents.
Based on income, propertyand other state and local tax collections,
the Tax Foundation research organization ranks Florida among the lowest
tax states (Florida ranks #45 among the 50 states in 2004; only five states
have a lower tax burden).
State Sales Tax - 6%
Corporate Tax - 5.5%
State Income Tax -None
International Trade (40% of all U.S. exports to Latin and South
America pass through Florida)
Tourism - with 76.8 million visitors in 2004 (a record number),
Florida is the top travel destination in the world.
has an economic impact of $57 billion on Florida’s economy.
Space Industry - The space industry represents $4.5 billion of the
state's economy. The average annual wage of aerospace workers is
approximately $52,000. The number employed at Kennedy Space Center
(KSC) alone is 15,000 and Florida ranks 4th among the states in overall
aerospace employment with 23,000 jobs.
Agriculture Florida leads the southeast in farm income.
Florida produces about 75% of the U.S. oranges and accounts
for about 40% of the world's orange juice supply.
Construction - This industry's strength results from the steady stream
of new residents and visitors who are welcomedto Florida
Services - growth in high tech, financial & back office operations
Software - many small, entrepreneurial companies
Health Technology (medical, biotech, laboratories)
University Research - more than $500 million per year in sponsored
research at Florida universities