Florida’s Demographic Trends… Present and Future. Dr. Tim Chapin Department of Urban & Regional Planning Center for Demography and Population Health Florida State University. Presentation at the Florida State Victims Assistance Academy (FSVAA) Conference West Palm Beach, Florida
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Dr. Tim Chapin
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Center for Demography and Population Health
Florida State University
Presentation at the Florida State Victims Assistance Academy (FSVAA) Conference
West Palm Beach, Florida
July 28, 2008
When it comes to population, service professionals are typically interested in the following: 1) Population size and growth, 2) Population composition, 3) Population distribution, 4) Changesin these factors over time, 5) Potential Consequences of these changes.
Today, we’ll discuss major population trends in the United States and Florida, with an eye towards understanding how and why service providers should be aware of these trends.
2. How populous was Florida in 1900?
3. How populous was Florida in 1950?
4. How populous was Florida in 2000?
Just over 500,000
Almost 3 million
Almost 16 million
The “Dependency Ratio” 1900-2050
(Children and Elderly per 100 People)
Florida’s Booming Higher Ed System
Ethnicity Matters: The Demographic Differences Between Hispanics and Non-Hispanics
Roughly 4 of every 5 Americans
lives in a metropolitan area now.
As of 2000, 1 of every 2 Americans
lives in a suburban area.
Getting Left Behind
The vast majority (~90%) of new households created in the next two decades will not contain children.