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Old 03-24-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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One of the main topics that come up when talking about Florida is the transient nature of an area. People also try their best to pinpoint the cultural attributes of an area because Florida is a huge melting pot with shifting demographics.

I thought it might be interesting to post 2012 Census stats that show what percentage of people in a county are born in Florida, born in another state, born outside of the U.S. or born in a U.S. territory (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc.)

Place of birth for the top 15 largest counties (as of 2012):

Born in Florida
Duval - 49.6%
Polk - 42.8%
Hillsborough - 39.8%
Orange - 36.6%
Seminole - 36.3%
Florida - 35.7%
Volusia - 35.1%
Marion - 35%
Broward - 33.2%
Miami-Dade - 33%
Pasco - 32.9%
Brevard - 31.6%
Pinellas - 31.4%
Palm Beach - 30.3%
Lee - 26.8%
Sarasota - 21.9%

Born in another state
Sarasota - 64.7%
Brevard - 56%
Lee - 55.9%
Pasco - 55%
Pinellas - 54.5%
Volusia - 53.9%
Marion - 53.2%
Seminole - 46.5%
Palm Beach - 45.2%
Polk - 42%
Florida - 41.7%
Hillsborough - 39.8%
Duval - 38.5%
Orange - 35.5%
Broward - 32.3%
Miami-Dade - 13.5%

Born in another country
Miami-Dade - 51%
Broward - 31.6%
Palm Beach - 22.5%
Florida - 19.4%
Orange - 19%
Hillsborough - 16%
Lee - 14.6%
Sarasota - 12.2%
Seminole - 12%
Pinellas - 11.8%
Polk - 10%
Pasco - 9.5%
Duval - 9.3%
Brevard - 9%
Marion - 8%
Volusia - 7.2%

Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s)
Orange - 8%
Seminole - 5.3%
Polk - 5.2%
Hillsborough - 4.4%
Marion - 3.8%
Volusia - 3.7%
Brevard - 3.4%
Florida - 3.2%
Broward - 2.8%
Pasco - 2.7%
Dade - 2.6%
Duval - 2.6%
Lee - 2.6%
Pinellas - 2.2%
Palm Beach 2.1%
Sarasota - 1.3%

So, what do you guys think?

As for me, I didn't know Sarasota was THAT transient!

I will also say that even though 38.5% of the people in Duval county were born in another state, there is a chance that a lot of them were actually born in nearby Georgia or Alabama. That's probably why the Duval/Jacksonville area has still maintained its Southern roots.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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^ Should Sarasota or Lee county surprise you? It's mainly retired Mid-Westerners. As for Duval county? If we "nudge" that county a bit North they would fit perfectly in Southern "Jawja".
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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You hate Southern culture, dont you Rob?
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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I like southern culture but I think the political leanings are difficult for others to accept.

Take for example the FM station in Jacksonville that advertises. "The 'better mix'...pop music without the rap". I myself am not big on rap genre but I found the marketing here to be degrading to certain groups in our society and I didn't take it well, despite that the music aired on the station was actually quite good.

I find the quality of life to be all about low cost and deregulation, with an exception, and I mean HUGE exception, for faith-based initiatives where govt should suddenly be heavily involved....and other than that it all should go into military defense, and in line with that...stand your ground . That political sentiment.

Also I dislike the incredible loyalty to chain retail stores "walmart, target, Taco Bell, subway, Quiznos, Burger King, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Denny's, Dunkin Donuts, Apple bees, publix, Winn Dixie, Best Buy, Macy's, Gap, walgreenes, cvs, Wendy's, Arby's, cold stone creamery
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The lack of organized desire to put something unique into this landscape and give it something original

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Old 03-26-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Sinkholeville
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I will also say that even though 38.5% of the people in Duval county were born in another state, there is a chance that a lot of them were actually born in nearby Georgia or Alabama.
Most of them are also related to the banjo player in Deliverance.

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Old 03-26-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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chutethemall, where are you from originally?
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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You hate Southern culture, dont you Rob?
I'm a native of Alabama and have only lived in Alabama or Mississippi my entire 39 years, but I'm moving to Boca Raton next week. I start a new job with a large University in Fort Lauderdale in mid-April. I'm looking forward to bringing my Southern culture to South Florida. I know I will be out-numbered by New Yorkers and New Englanders, but I'm up for the challenge.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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North FL best, then Central, than South FL (in terms of southern culture).
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:08 AM
 
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Great stats. Wow, look at Sarasota! Doesn't surprise me, and I have no doubt where they're from too, having visited a few times. Not for me.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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We got that big ole Rebel flag a flyin high in Hillsborough County and we're damn proud of it. You yankees mad as fuarkkk?
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