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Located in the Southeastern part of the United States of America, the State of Florida covers a total area of 65,754.59 square miles. It shares a border with the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the states of Alabama and Georgia. As per research conducted in January 2009, there are 18.2 million people residing in Florida. This makes it the 4th highest populated state in the nation. Women constitute 51.0% of the population, and 16.8% of the people are over the age of 65. Of Florida’s population above the age of 25, 79.9% are high school graduates, while 22.3% of them have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing form the solid base of Florida’s economy. In fact, tourism can safely be considered as the dominant contributor to the economy. Florida is rich with natural and manmade attractions, including the beaches at Miami, Daytona, and Fort Lauderdale, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios near Orlando. The burgeoning construction industries also contribute to the economy of Florida.
Florida leads the nation in the production of citrus fruits and other commodities. Oranges, tomatoes, corn, grapefruits, and tangerines are produced in huge quantities here. Cattle and dairy products, together with commercial fishing of lobsters, crabs, and shrimp are important to Florida. In addition, many scientific research and defense companies are based in the state’s Cape Canaveral area. Florida also produces a significant amount of manufactured items like printed and published materials, transportation equipment, food products, and electrical and electronic equipments.
Florida’s civilian workforce totals 9,256.0 thousand people, of which about 8.6% are unemployed. As of January 2009, the non-farm market included the sectors of Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (20%), Professional & Business Services (14%), Education & Health Services (14%), Government (15%), and Leisure & Hospitality (12%).
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