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Month: November 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Why Owning a Home is Less Common in Orlando

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area, 59.6% of residents own their homes, lower than the national homeownership rate and the fourth lowest of any metro area in Florida. Young Americans are […]

Poverty Rate in Orlando Similar to National Level

An estimated 15.0% of residents in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area live below the poverty line, roughly similar to the national poverty rate of 14.7% and a smaller share than the state’s poverty rate of 15.7%. Orlando has the 12th lowest poverty rate of any Florida metro area. A high school education can mean the difference […]

Why Quality of Life is Lower in Florida

Americans often evaluate their home states according to such subjective conditions as climate preference, the presence of friends and family, and personal history. In addition to these subjective measures, more objective socioeconomic factors also contribute to life satisfaction. It is such quantitative measures that can help assess the broader quality of life in a given […]

Why Students in Florida Graduate College With Less Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college undergraduates, including those who did not take any student loans, is around $16,929 per student, according to new data from student loan news website the Student […]

Publix Super Markets Inc. is the Largest Private Company in Florida

Going public is often regarded as the final step in a private company’s growth. While a public offering streamlines fund-raising activities and offers many other advantages, many owners prefer to keep control of their companies. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from company data reviewer PrivCo to identify the largest company in each state. Based on […]

Tallahassee is the Drunkest City in Florida

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report different […]

Why Orlando Residents Spend More Time Commuting

The average resident of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area spends 27.9 minutes commuting to work, longer than both the national average of 26.4 minutes and the statewide average of 27.0 minutes. Orlando residents have the second longest commute of any metro area in Florida. Two of the main factors that determine commute time are the distance […]

Orlando Residents Less Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 16.2% of adults in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area smoke, lower than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 17.6% statewide smoking rate. The Orlando smoking rate is the eighth lowest in Florida. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Violent Crime in Florida Above National Level

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably — from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to the current rate of 383 incidents per 100,000 — the national violent crime rate rose 3.0% last year. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates […]

Why Orlando Has One of the Highest Robbery Rates

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

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