ASLstudent said:i heard from someone that there is a big deaf community in florida. does anyone know anything about that, like where, or if it's even true???
web730 said:I'm from Florida, too .. welcome! I moved to Florida several years ago. I'm still bit "new" here, too.
From what I was told that Tampa Bay area (Tampa, STP, and Clearwater) may be the largest deaf community in the state of Florida. I still believe so.
VP Directory should show you that there is a large deaf community in FL. Though not all registered on vp directory but in general speaking. FL is ranked 3rd in that vp directory for all states.
Brian said:Actually, Jacksonville, itself is small. The reason Jacksonville has more square miles, is because the city is consolidated with the county (Duval).
Based on zip codes in each city: The ten largest cities in Florida:
1) Miami: 1,657,002
2) Fort Lauderdale: 782,717
3) Jacksonville: 778,906
4) Orlando: 760,001
5) Tampa: 682,235
6) Hollywood: 417,796
7) West Palm Beach: 410,610
8) Saint Petersburg: 350,665
9) Hialeah: 341,160
10) Tallahassee: 246,810
So, it is safe to say that South Florida and Tampa Bay have the largest deaf population in the state.
Having visited Jacksonville numerous times, I humbly disagree with you. The city of Jacksonville is synomous with Duval County, so I'll go by county population figures according to 2004 estimates as done by the U.S. Census Bureau: (The major city is in parentheses)web730 said:Jax isn't that small .. over 770,000. It has about the same population as Indianapolis .. ofc, it ain't LA or Chicago, but Miami or Tampa ain't even as close.