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The state you're in: Foreclosures, guns, Starbucks — Florida by the numbers

In The Real State of America Atlas, new from Penguin, Cynthia Enloe and Joni Seager use catchy, colorful graphics to give a revealing statistical look at the United States.

We flipped through it and compiled this odd list of facts about Florida and its place in the world:

Percentage of Florida land owned by the state and federal governments: 26

Percentage nationally: 39

Percentage in Nevada: 81

Number of metro areas in Florida where one-third or more of all housing units received foreclosure notices in the first half of 2010: 6 (Naples, Cape Coral, Deltona, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Miami)

Number of metro areas in the whole country where this happened: 16

Number of Florida cities among the 10 meanest to the homeless, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless: 4 (Gainesville, Orlando, Bradenton, St. Petersburg)

Number of states with 50 or more megachurches (congregations of 2,000 or more): 5 (California, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Florida)

Florida's gross domestic product: $737 billion, about the size of the economy of the Netherlands

Number of Florida cities with five or more headquarters of Fortune 500 firms: 0

Number of states in which foreign-born workers represent at least 20 percent of the labor force: 6 (California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New York, Florida)

Number of states in which more than 20 percent of the population has no health insurance: 3 (New Mexico, Texas, Florida)

Percentage of U.S. households that have guns: 43

Percentage in Florida: 26

Percentage of Floridians in the corrections system in 2007: 3.22

States with 50 or more Superfund cleanup sites: 5 (California, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida)

Florida cities in which defense contractor Lockheed Martin employs more than 500 people: 1 (Orlando)

Number of Starbucks stores in Florida: 583

Number of hogs: 20,000

Mike Wilson, Times staff writer

The state you're in: Foreclosures, guns, Starbucks — Florida by the numbers 05/28/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:30am]
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