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Pick your Perfect Place

No matter where you choose to put down roots in Florida, you are never more than 50 miles from a post-secondary educational institution or 90 miles from a deep-water port.
Each of Florida’s eight economic development regions is packed full of business advantages and a superior quality of life.

The Regions

FLORIDA BY THE NUMBERS

Population 21.5 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Civilian Labor Force 10.6 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Gross Domestic Product $1.1 trillion
4th largest in the U.S.

Total Personal Income $1.1 trillion
4th highest in the U.S.

Per Capita Personal Income $55,337
2nd in the Southeast

Households 8.8 million

Total Earnings $649.2 billion

Total Retail Sales $402.5 billion

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FLORIDA BY THE NUMBERS

Population 21.5 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Civilian Labor Force 10.6 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Gross Domestic Product $1.1 trillion
4th largest in the U.S.

Total Personal Income $1.1 trillion
4th highest in the U.S.

Per Capita Personal Income $55,337
2nd in the Southeast

Households 8.8 million

Total Earnings $649.2 billion

Total Retail Sales $402.5 billion

Northwest

Airports
• Destin-Fort Walton Beach
• Northwest Florida Beaches International
• Pensacola International
• Tallahassee International

Seaports
• Port Panama City
• Port of Pensacola
• Port of Port St. Joe

Northwest
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Key Demographics

Population 1,496,947
Labor Force 723,192
Households 603,095
Total Earnings $41.6B
Med. Per Cap. Income $42,853
Total Retail Sales $24.1B

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

North Central

North Central
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Key Demographics

Population 951,530
Labor Force 409,787
Households 398,417
Total Earnings $19.8B
Med. Per Cap. Income $36,288
Total Retail Sales $13.9B

Airports
• Gainesville Regional

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

Northeast

Northeast
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Key Demographics

Population 1,794,547
Labor Force 911,781
Households 713,687
Total Earnings $55.3B
Med. Per Cap. Income $50,928
Total Retail Sales $31.3B

Airports
• Jacksonville International
• Northeast Florida Regional

Seaports
• JAXPORT
• Port of Fernandina

Spaceports
• Cecil Spaceport

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay
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Key Demographics

Population 4,887,880
Labor Force 2,410,559
Households 2,052,124
Total Earnings $136.0B
Med. Per Cap. Income $48,697
Total Retail Sales $88.1B

Airports
• St. Peteg-Clearwater International
• Sarasota Bradenton International
• Tampa International

Seaports
• Port Manatee
• Port of St. Petersburg
• Port Tampa Bay

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

East Central

East Central
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Key Demographics

Population 3,963,283
Labor Force 1,938,661
Households 1,531,028
Total Earnings $118.97B
Med. Per Cap. Income $49,560
Total Retail Sales $76.59B

Airports
• Daytona Beach International
• Orlando Melbourne International
• Orlando International
• Orlando Sanford International

Seaports
• Port Canaveral

Spaceports
• Cape Canaveral Spaceport

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

Southwest
Southwest

Southwest
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Key Demographics

Population 1,323,421
Labor Force 620,034
Households 575,249
Total Earnings $34.75B
Med. Per Cap. Income $55,945
Total Retail Sales $27.46B

Airports
• Punta Gorda
• Southwest Florida International

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

Southwest
South Central

South Central
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Key Demographics

Population 251,927
Labor Force 98,656
Households 106,357
Total Earnings $4.3B
Med. Per Cap. Income $33,333
Total Retail Sales $3.1B

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

Southeast

Southeast
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Key Demographics

Population 6,868,652
Labor Force 3,533,189
Households 2,776,674
Total Earnings $239.2B
Med. Per Cap. Income $86,927
Total Retail Sales $137.8B

Airports
• Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
• Key West International
• Miami International
• Palm Beach International

Seaports
• Port Everglades
• Port of Fort Pierce
• Port of Key West
• PortMiami
• Port of Palm Beach

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2020; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2021; Woods & Poole Economics, 2021

How to use the map: Click a region for key statistics and a link to the full report. Click the in the upper right corner to return to the main map.

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