Index # on Map FIPS County Code County Name
1 001 Alachua County
2 003 Baker County
3 005 Bay County
4 007 Bradford County
5 009 Brevard County
6 011 Broward County
7 013 Calhoun County
8 015 Charlotte County
9 017 Citrus County
10 019 Clay County
11 021 Collier County
12 023 Columbia County
13 027 DeSoto County
14 029 Dixie County
15 031 Duval County
16 033 Escambia County
17 035 Flagler County
18 037 Franklin County
19 039 Gadsden County
20 041 Gilchrist County
21 043 Glades County
22 045 Gulf County
23 047 Hamilton County
24 049 Hardee County
25 051 Hendry County
26 053 Hernando County
27 055 Highlands County
28 057 Hillsborough County
29 059 Holmes County
30 061 Indian River County
31 063 Jackson County
32 065 Jefferson County
33 067 Lafayette County
34 069 Lake County
35 071 Lee County
36 073 Leon County
37 075 Levy County
38 077 Liberty County
39 079 Madison County
40 081 Manatee County
41 083 Marion County
42 085 Martin County
43 086 Miami-Dade County
44 087 Monroe County
45 089 Nassau County
46 091 Okaloosa County
47 093 Okeechobee County
48 095 Orange County
49 097 Osceola County
50 099 Palm Beach County
51 101 Pasco County
52 103 Pinellas County
53 105 Polk County
54 107 Putnam County
55 113 Santa Rosa County
56 115 Sarasota County
57 117 Seminole County
58 109 St. Johns County
59 111 St. Lucie County
60 119 Sumter County
61 121 Suwannee County
62 123 Taylor County
63 125 Union County
64 127 Volusia County
65 129 Wakulla County
66 131 Walton County
67 133 Washington County
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Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama. It is near the countries of the Caribbean, particularly the Bahamas and Cuba.

At 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea level, Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. Contrary to popular belief, however, Florida is not entirely "flat." Some places, such as Clearwater, feature vistas that rise 50 to 100 feet (15-30 m) above the water. Much of the interior of Florida, typically 25 miles (40 km) or more away from the coastline, features rolling hills with elevations ranging from 100 to 250 feet (30-76 m) in many locations. Lake County holds the highest point of peninsular Florida, Sugarloaf Mountain, at 312 feet (95 m).

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Florida Newspapers

Daily Newspapers

Boca Raton News

Bradenton Herald

Bradford County Telegraph

Hernando Today (Brooksville)

La Campana

Spanish language daily

Centro Mi Diario (Tampa)
Spanish language daily
Charlotte Sun-Herald

Chipley Bugle

Citrus County Chronicle

Daytona Beach News Journal

Diario Las Americas
Miami Spanish Language Daily newspaper
Florida Times Union
Daily newspaper of Jacksonville, Florida
Florida Today
Daily newspaper of Brevard County, Florida
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Myers News-Press (Southwest Florida On-Line)

Fort Pierce News

Fort Pierce Tribune

Gainesville Sun

Hernando Today

Jackson County Floridan

Key West Citizen

Lake City Reporter

Lake Region Monitor (Clay County)

Lakeland Ledger

Leesburg Daily Commercial

Miami Herald

Naples Daily News Online

Naples Post

Northwest Florida Daily News
Daily Newspaper for Walton, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa Counties
El Nuevo Herald
Miami Herald's Spanish Language Daily newspaper
Ocala Star Banner

South Marion Citizen (Ocala)

Orlando Sentinel

Palatka Daily News

Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Post

Panama City News Herald

Pensacola News-Journal

Port St. Lucie News

The St. Augustine Record

St. Lucie Tribune

St. Petersburg Times

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Stuart News

Sumter County Times

Tallahassee Democrat

Tampa Tribune

Union County Times

Vero Beach Press-Journal

Wakulla County News

Winter Haven News Chief

The Villages Daily Sun
Daily newspaper for The Villages

Weekly, Biweekly, and Monthly Newspapers

Alachua Today

Apalachicola Times

Baker County Press

Baker County Standard

Beacon Newspapers

Niceville, Fla.(subscription information only)
The Eagle
Brevard County's independent weekly newspaper
Boca Beacon

Cape Coral Barometer
Monthly independent arts and culture publication for Cape Coral and Lee County
Capital Outlook
Weekly newspaper for Tallahassee
Cedar Key Beacon

Chiefland Citizen

Weekly newspaper from the Florida Keys (Not currently publishing)
DeLand Beacon

Destin Log

East Orlando Sun

Fernandina Beach News-Leader

Florida Keys Keynoter
Biweekly paper published in Marathon Key, Florida
Links to articles of last four weeks. Biweekly articles combined into weekly update for internet site
Florida Keys News

Florida Sentinel Bulletin
Serves Tampa's African American Community
La Gaceta
Serves Tampa and surrounding communities in Spanish, English, and Italian
Alternative monthly for the Tampa area
Gulf Breeze News

Gulf County Star

El Heraldo de Broward

Hendry-Glades County News

Jackson County Floridan

Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Bonifay, FL
Jupiter Courier

Lake City News

Lake Wales News

Lee County Examiner
Serves North Fort Myers and Southwest Florida
Madison County Carrier & The Madison Enterprise-Recorder

Marco Island Eagle

Marco Island Sun Times

The Newscaster
Serves Citrus, Marion, and Levy Counties
Nuevos Ecos
Southwest Florida biweekly Spanish language newspaper
Osceola News-Gazette

Our Town News
Weekly newspaper serving Coral Springs, Boca Raton, and Coconut Creek
Palms West Press
Serves Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and Loxahatchee
Pensacola Gazette

Polk County Democrat

El Popular
Spanish language biweekly serving Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
Port St. Joe Star

The Record (Gainesville)

Sebastian Sun

Sebring News-Sun

The Seminole Herald
Serves Seminole County
Sun & Weekly Herald
Serves Port Charlotte
South Florida Sun

Tampa Bay Scene

Tampa Bay Sun

Upper Keys Times

Venice Gondolier

Washington County News
Chipley, FL
Based in Central Florida, distributed throughout State Gay and Lesbian
West Side Gazette
Broward County's oldest and largest African American owned and operated newspaper
Williston Pioneer Sun News
Serves the Williston area of Levy County

Business Newspapers

Business journals online from major cities around the country, including Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and the South Florida region.
Daily Business Review
Daily newspaper focusing on coverage of law, real estate and finance in South Florida
Florida Trend

Jacksonville Daily Record
Daily business news of Orlando and South Florida
Miami Today

Campus Newspapers

The Beacon

Twice-weekly student newspaper of Florida International University
The Eagle
Weekly newspaper of Florida Gulf Coast University
FSView and the Florida Flambeau
Twice-weekly independent student newspaper of Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
The Independent
Student newspaper of University of Central Florida
Independent Florida Alligator
Daily newspaper of the University of Florida campus, Gainesville, Florida
Miami Hurricane Online
Semi-weekly newspaper of the University of Miami campus, Miami, Florida
The Minaret
Student newspaper of the University of Tampa
The Reporter
Weekly newspaper of Stetson University
UCF Future
Weekly newspaper of the University of Central Florida campus, Orlando, Florida
USF Oracle
Daily newspaper of the University of South Florida campus
The Voyager
University of West Florida student newspaper

Miscellaneous Newspapers

Lake City Journal

Demographics of Florida (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native   -   NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 82.45% 15.66% 0.75% 2.11% 0.16%
2000 (hispanic only) 15.94% 0.74% 0.14% 0.09% 0.03%
2005 (total population) 81.47% 16.31% 0.84% 2.52% 0.18%
2005 (hispanic only) 18.48% 0.87% 0.21% 0.11% 0.04%
Growth 2000-2005 (total population) 9.99% 15.93% 23.95% 33.09% 29.08%
Growth 2000-2005 (non-hispanic only) 5.43% 15.23% 15.67% 32.55% 24.49%
Growth 2000-2005 (hispanic only) 28.99% 29.93% 58.98% 45.89% 45.66%


Florida's interstates, state highways and U.S. Highways are maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Florida's interstate highway system contains 1,473 miles (2,371 km) of highway, and there are 9,934 miles (15,987 km) of non-interstate highway in the state, such as Florida state highways and U.S. Highways.

Florida's primary interstate routes include: * I-4, which bisects the state, connecting Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando, and Daytona Beach, having junctions with I-95 at Daytona Beach and I-75 at Tampa.

* I-10, which traverses the panhandle, connecting Jacksonville, Lake City, Tallahassee and Pensacola, having junctions with I-95 at Jacksonville and I-75 at Lake City.

* I-75, which enters the state near Lake City (45 miles west of Jacksonville) and continues southward through Gainesville, Ocala, Tampa's eastern suburbs, Bradenton, Sarasota, and Fort Myers to Naples, where it crosses the "Alligator Alley" as a toll road to Fort Lauderdale before turning southward and terminating in Hialeah/Miami Lakes having junctions with I-10 at Lake City and I-4 at Tampa.

* I-95, which enters the state near Jacksonville and continues along the Atlantic Coast through Daytona Beach, Melbourne/Titusville, Palm Bay, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, Stuart, West Palm Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale before terminating in Miami, having junctions with I-10 at Jacksonville and I-4 at Daytona Beach.

Florida's secondary interstate routes include:

* I-110, a spur from I-10 into downtown Pensacola.

* I-175, which connects I-275 to southern downtown St. Petersburg.

* I-195, an extension of Miami's Airport Expressway (S.R. 112); a spur eastward from I-95 to Miami Beach.

* I-275, a sixty-mile (100 km)[12] westward loop from I-75 north of Ellenton, over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, through St. Petersburg, to Tampa International Airport and downtown Tampa, reconnecting with I-75 in Tampa's northern suburbs.

* I-295, a partial beltway around Jacksonville that will loop completely around the city by 2007.

* I-375, which connects I-275 to northern downtown St. Petersburg.

* I-395, an extension of Miami's Dolphin Expressway (S.R. 836); a spur eastward from I-95 to Miami Beach.

* I-595, which connects I-75, I-95, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades.

Florida has several toll roads, totaling 515 miles (830 km) of the state highway system. Major toll roads include:

* I-75, as it passes through the Everglades between Naples and Fort Lauderdale has been grandfathered as a toll road from its original construction as S.R. 84

* Florida's Turnpike, which begins at Interstate 75 south of Ocala and continues southeast through Orlando, Port Saint Lucie, and south through the western suburbs of Fort Lauderdale and Miami to Homestead

For more information about the myriad secondary toll expressways in Florida, see articles detailing roads maintained by the Florida Turnpike Authority, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.


Florida's major international airports, which processed more than 15 million passengers in 2005, are Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (22,390,285), Miami International Airport (31,008,453), Orlando International Airport (34,128,048) and Tampa International Airport (19,045,390).

Secondary airports, with annual passenger traffic exceeding 5 million in 2005, include Jacksonville International Airport (5,741,652), Palm Beach International Airport (West Palm Beach) (7,014,237) and Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers) (7,518,169).

Other smaller, regional airports with commercial service (with passengers served in 2005, where available) include those at Daytona Beach (615,841), Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville (345,788), Key West, Melbourne (466,367) ,Naples, Panama City (382,551), Pensacola (1,638,605), Sarasota-Bradenton (1,337,571), St. Petersburg-Clearwater (596,510) and Tallahassee (1,129,947). Sanford (1,649,237) is primarily served by international charter airlines.