A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: FLORIDA

FLORIDA

Population (1994): 13,953,000 (up 7.8% from 1990), 5.4% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 10,856,000; 1994 turnout, 38%

Median age: 36.4 years

Median household income: $29,294 ($2,970 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 5.3% (0.3% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 39% Bush (R): 41% Perot (I): 20%

Congressional delegation: Nine Democrats, 16 Republicans

Known for its hurricanes, theme parks, crime and sandy beaches, immigrants and senior citizens, Florida was also the first state to allow concealed weapons--they are all part of the Sunshine State, now the fourth most heavily populated state in the union, and one of...

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