Florida Gazetteer

Florida - Basic Information

Became a State: March 3, 1845 - 27th State
Population: 18,801,310 (2010 Census) - Ranks 4th
Land Area: 53,624.8 square miles - Ranks 26th
Population Density: 350.6 persons per square mile - Ranks 8th
Housing Units: 8,989,580 (2010 Census)
Housing Unit Density: 167.6 housing units per square mile
July 1, 2014 Estimates: Florida Data and Demographics
State Capital: Tallahassee
State Website: Official State of Florida Website
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Florida History

The United States acquired the area of Florida from Spain in 1819, although the area was not formally transferred until 1821. Florida Territory was organized on March 30, 1822, with generally the same boundary as the present state. Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845, as the 27th state.

Census data for Florida are available beginning with the 1830 census.

Data for the legally established state of Florida are available beginning with the 1850 census.23

Florida Geographical Areas

Counties & County Equivalents

There are 67 counties in Florida. With the exception of Duval County, each county is governed by a board of county commissioners. Duval County does not function as a separate governmental unit; its governmental functions are administered by the city of Jacksonville.

County Subdivisions

There are 316 county subdivisions in Florida. They are all census county divisions (CCDs), which are delineated for statistical purposes, have no legal function, and are not governmental units. CCDs were first established in Florida for the 1960 census. Prior to 1960, the minor civil divisions used in the census included election precincts, polling places, and (county) commissioners’ districts.

Places (Incorporated Cities, Towns & Census Designated Places (CDPs))

Florida has 920 places; 411 incorporated places and 509 census designated places (CDPs). The incorporated places consist of 268 cities, 124 towns, and 19 villages. The minimum population to incorporate in Florida is 1,500 except in counties with a population of 50,000 or more, where the minimum population is 5,000. The minimum population density per acre required for incorporation, unless extraordinary conditions can be shown, is 1.5 people per acre, and the new entity must be at least two miles from the boundary of an existing incorporated place.

Alphabetical List of Cities, Towns, CDPs and Other Populated Places
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q, R | S | T | U, V | W, X, Y, Z

Florida Civil Features

Florida Civil Features: Political Subdivisions, Native Areas, Land Grants, etc. - sorted by Census Class Codes.

Metropolitan and Micropolitan Stastical Areas

There are 22 Metropolitan and 7 Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Florida. FL Metopolitan & Micropolitan Areas

Florida ZIP Code Tabulation Areas

There are 983 ZIP Code tabulation areas (ZCTAs) in Florida. View Florida ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps.

School Districts

Florida has 67 unified school districts. View Florida Public and Private Schools.

Congressional Districts

For the 111th Congress (January 2009-January 2011), Florida had 25 congressional districts. For the 113th Congress (January 2013-January 2015), Florida has 27 congressional districts as a result of reapportionment based on the 2010 Census. View Map of Florida Congressional Districts.

State Legislative Districts

There are 40 state senate districts and 120 state house districts in Florida.

American Indian Areas

Florida has 10 federally recognized American Indian areas. There are seven reservations, one with associated off-reservation trust land. Two areas consist of trust lands only. There is also one off-reservation trust land associated with a reservation in Alabama.

Florida Physical, Cultural and Historic Features

  1. Florida Physical Features such as lakes, islands, streams, valleys, summits, etc.
  2. Florida Cultural Features such as schools, churches, hospitals, parks, dams, reservoirs, etc.
  3. Florida Historical Features and Florida Historic Landmarks

Florida Maps

  • To find a ZIP Code: input the address in the top-left search box of any ZIP Code Map.
  • To find the County: input the address in the top-left search box of the interactive FL map.
  • To find the School Attendance Zone: input the address in the top-left search box of any FL school map

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