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Quality of Life Index // OUR TIMES AS TOLD BY STATISTICS

Percentage of black 11th-graders statewide who passed the math portion of Florida's High School Competency Test, which students must pass to graduate: 54

Percentage of black 11th-graders in Hillsborough County who passed the math portion of the test: 70

Estimated number of e-mail messages that Cleveland Browns fans sent via computer to various organizations during the first 18 hours of last week's daylong "Save Our Browns" campaign: 100,000+

Number of e-mail messages supporting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers posted on the Bucs' bulletin board on the World Wide Web during the same time: 2

Number of existing single-family homes sold in the Tampa metropolitan area during November 1994: 1,882

Number of existing single-family homes sold in the Tampa metro area during November 1995: 1,979

Median price of homes sold in the Tampa area in November 1994: $75,200

Median home sales price in the Tampa area in November 1995: $80,700

Estimated number of commuters who come into Hillsborough County to work: 60,677

Estimated number of Hillsborough residents who leave the county to work: 37,209

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from STEPHEN HEGARTY, JEAN HELLER and BARBARA HIJEK.

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Test scores: Florida Department of Education.

On-line sports fans: Staff report. The Save Our Browns messages opposed the team's proposed move from Cleveland to Baltimore. The messages went to the New York headquarters of the National Football League, its teams, to NFL sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch and Ford Motor Co., to every member of Congress and to all newspapers with an Internet link.

Home sales and sale prices: The Florida Association of Realtors. The Tampa metropolitan area includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater. The median sales price is the midpoint of the price range. In other words, half the homes sold for more, and half sold for less.

Commuters: Florida County Rankings 1994, published by the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, College of Business Administration, citing information from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Information System, CD-ROM, May 1994.

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