Asset poverty rate: 26.7%
Average college graduate debt: $22,953
Unbanked households: 6%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 8%
Food insecurity: 12%
Minimum wage: $10.00
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 324,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 358,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 13.2%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 27%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 32%
Poverty rate: 12.7%
Unemployment rate: 3.3%
High school graduation rate: 86.3%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 87.4%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 46%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 30.4%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Children in foster care: 24,563
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 499,113
Percent of children in immigrant families: 33%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 39%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 16.2%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.32%
People experiencing homelessness: 27,487
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 775,900
Percent renters: 35%
Total housing units: 9,865,350
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 444
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 2,001
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 72,484
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 1,228,000
EITC recipients: 2,100,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 69,200
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 214,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 161,012
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 2,750,804
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 417,966
Participants in all Head Start programs: 40,632
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 18%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: 35,000
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: 511,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 677,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 27%
Senior poverty rate: 10.7%
Women in poverty: 13.7%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Florida policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports