Florida Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Florida Statistics page. Here you will find frequently requested data specific to this state from the National Resources Inventory, the Census of Agriculture, and the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program survey. You also can link to additional information and data sources.

On This Page

National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Other Data Sources


2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultual land converted to developed land (acres) 245,600 229,800 75,300 1,480,300
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 10,544,400 9,826,000 9,338,400 12,266,400
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 485,200 435,100 410,300 570,200
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 249,200 179,200 73,800 1,142,400
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) 28,300 14,200 10,200 79,600
Total surface area (acres) 37,533,700 37,533,700 37,533,700 37,533,700

Census of Agriculture

2002 2007 2012
Farms 44,081 47,463 47,740
Land in farms (acres) 10,414,877 9,231,570 9,548,342
Total land area (acres) 34,513,162 34,313,428 34,323,981
Principal operators 44,081 47,463 47,740
Total operators 64,363 73,145 74,539
Principal operators 34 and younger 1,863 1,629 1,664
Principal operators 65 and older 13,440 15,273 17,531
Land ownded by principal operators 65 and over (acres) 2,816,210 2,780,951 3,183,071
Beginning farmers 14,852 16,378 13,086
Market value of agricultural products sold ($1,000) 6,242,272 7,785,228 7,701,532

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

For summaries of PACE activity by state, use the links for the downloadable table or most recent fact sheets on the national statistics page under Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs.

Other Data Sources

Visit American Farmland Trust

Get engaged and receive the information you need right in your inbox.