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Fact #1

Florida has over 4,000 public schools.

This fact is from Florida Department of Education, which counts 4,125 schools.

  • For more information, http://www.fldoe.org/eias/eiaspubs/word/schtypegrade.doc
  • There are over 63,000 homeless children in Florida, annually.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 13, which reads:

  • “During the 2011-2012 school year, the Florida school districts identified 63,685 children and youth who were homeless.”
  • #2

    Florida has over 9 military bases.

    This fact is from The Department of Defense, which counts 16 US military installations.

  • For more information, http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/MOS/f?p=MI:CONTENT:0::::P4_INST_ID,P4_TAB:320013,SI
  • There are over 4,900 homeless veterans in Florida, each day.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 10, which reads:

  • “Of the homeless persons responding to the question on active duty in the U.S. military, 16.1% indicated that they were veterans. This is up from the 2011 level of 13.3%. Give the increased focus of resources, like the HUD/VASH rent vouchers targeted to the homeless veterans, the increase in the percentage of the homeless who are veterans needs further research and assessment.”
  • Served /Active Duty

    2013 Numbers

    YES 4,915
    NO 25,616
    Total 30,531

    #3

    Florida is home to over 600 miles of beaches.

    This fact is from Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.

  • For more information, http://www.flheritage.com/facts/quickfacts.cfm
  • There are over 93,000 homeless people in Florida, annually.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report.

  • “For the 28 continuum of care planning areas reporting, the total number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in 2013 was 45,364.”
    - See 2013 One Day & Night Count Results pg. 5
  • “During the 2011-2012 school year, the Florida school districts identified 63,685 children and youth who were homeless.”
    See Homeless Students Reported in FL Public Schools pg. 13
  • #4

    Florida is the top travel destination in the world.

    This fact is from the State of Florida.com.

  • For more information, http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=95
  • There are over 28,000 people in homeless households in Florida, each day.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 10, which reads:

    Household Type

    Number of Persons

    At least One Adult, One Child 5,109
    [only 1 child] (1,403)
    [multiple children] (2,161)
    No Children in Household 21,969
    Household -Only Children 1,389
    Total 28,467

    #5

    Florida has the most golf courses in the US.

    This fact is from the AARP which lists 1,055 courses in Florida.

  • For more information, http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/arts-leisure/info-08-2011/golf-courses.html
  • There are over 2,100 homeless seniors, over 60, in Florida, each day.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 9, which reads:

  • The breakdown of the 2013 homeless population, by age range, was reported.
  • Age Ranges

    Number of Persons

    Under 18 6,658
    18 – 24 3,087
    24-60 25,616
    Over 60 2,131

    #6

    There are over 370,000 hotel rooms in Florida.

    This fact is from the State of Florida.com.

  • For more information, "http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=95
  • Each day there are just over 38,000 beds available for the homeless.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 18, which reads:

    Homeless Beds

    Number of Beds Available

    Emergency Shelter 10,168
    Transitional Housing 13,958
    Permanent Housing 14,558
    Total Beds 38,684

    #7

    Florida is the #1 US theme park destination.

    This fact is from Coaster Grotto.com, which counts 72.26 million visitors to Florida in 2012. The closest competitor state is California with 40.32 million visitors.

  • For more information, http://www.coastergrotto.com/theme-park-attendance.jsp
  • There are over 63,000 homeless children in Florida, annually.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 13, which reads:

  • “During the 2011-2012 school year, the Florida school districts identified 63,685 children and youth who were homeless.”
  • #8

    Florida is the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World.

    This fact is from the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, which states:

  • "Hillsborough County (Florida) is recognized as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World and the home of some of the sweetest, reddest and juiciest strawberries around."
  • For more information, http://flastrawberry.com/
  • There are over 12,000 homeless women in Florida, each day.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 9, which reads:

    "Men made up the majority of the homeless persons. Of the 37,579 persons surveyed, 25,261 were men (67%)."

    We subtracted the men from the total, 25,261 from 37,579, and arrived at 12,318.

    #9

    Florida produces about 40% of the world’s supply of Orange Juice.

    This fact is from the International Business Organization website, which states:

  • “Florida has the biggest harvest in the Southeast of the USA, growing 75% of all oranges. Furthermore Florida produces approx. 40% orange juice worldwide.”
  • For more information, http://www.ibofl.org/information.html
  • There are over 12,000 homeless women in Florida, each day.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 9, which reads:

    "Men made up the majority of the homeless persons. Of the 37,579 persons surveyed, 25,261 were men (67%)."

    We subtracted the men from the total, 25,261 from 37,579, and arrived at 12,318.

    #10

    Florida is the fourth most populous state.

    This fact is from Enterprise Florida, Inc., which states:

  • “An Economic Super-State in every sense of the word, Florida’s economy ranks among the top 20 in the world and is the 4th largest in the United States.”
  • For more information, http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/research-data/
  • There are over 93,000 homeless people in Florida, annually.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report.

    “For the 28 continuum of care planning areas reporting, the total number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in 2013 was 45,364.”

    - See 2013 One Day & Night Count Results pg. 5

    “During the 2011-2012 school year, the Florida school districts identified 63,685 children and youth who were homeless.”

    - See Homeless Students Reported in FL Public Schools pg. 13

    http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/homelessness/docs/2013CouncilReport.pdf

    #11

    Florida is home to the first effective sunblock.

    This fact is from American Profile Publishing Group of America, in the article "Benjamin Green Invented Coppertone Suntan Cream", which states:

  • “Benjamin Green, a pharmacist in Miami Beach, Fla., invented the first suntan cream, Coppertone Suntan Cream, in 1944.”
  • For more information, http://americanprofile.com/articles/benjamin-green-invented-coppertone-suntan-cream/
  • There are over 93,000 homeless people in Florida, annually.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report.

    “For the 28 continuum of care planning areas reporting, the total number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in 2013 was 45,364.”

    - See 2013 One Day & Night Count Results pg. 5

    “During the 2011-2012 school year, the Florida school districts identified 63,685 children and youth who were homeless.”

    - See Homeless Students Reported in FL Public Schools pg. 13

    http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/homelessness/docs/2013CouncilReport.pdf

    #12

    Florida hosts over 6 million campers, annually.

    This fact is from the State of Florida.com.

  • For more information, "http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=95
  • Each day there are just over 38,000 beds available for the homeless.

    This fact is from Florida’s Council on Homelessness 2013 Report, page 18, which reads:

    Homeless Beds

    Number of Beds Available

    Emergency Shelter 10,168
    Transitional Housing 13,958
    Permanent Housing 14,558
    Total Beds 38,684