Difference Between Florida and Montana


Main Difference

Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 3rd most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the United States. Montana is a state in the Western United States. The state’s name is derived from the Spanish word Montana (mountain).

What is Florida?

Florida is distinguished by its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as its increasing environmental concerns. Its economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century


What is Montana?

Montana is ranked 4th in size, but 44th in population and 48th in population density of the 50 United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In total, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains.

Key Differences

  1. Montana is 2 hours behind Florida according to time.
  2. The religious makeup of Montana follows Protestant 47%, Catholic 23%, LDS (Mormon) 5%, Jehovah’s Witness 2%, Buddhist 1%, Jewish 0.5%, Muslim 0.5%, Hindu 0.5% and Non-Religious at 20%. Whereas Florida follows Christian 70% 24% Evangelical Protestant 14% Mainline Protestant 8% Black Protestant 21% Catholic 3% Other Christian Jewish 3% Other Non-Christian Faiths 3% Unaffiliated 24%.
  3. The most common languages spoken in Florida are English and Spanish. English is the state’s official language, a position that was added to the Florida Constitution in 1988 in response to the state’s growing Spanish-speaking Hispanic population. English is the official language in the state of Montana, as it is in many U.S. states.
  4. The climate of Florida is tempered somewhat by the fact that no part of the state is distant from the ocean. Montana is a large state with considerable variation in geography, and the climate is, therefore, equally varied.
  5. There were 2.7 million Medicaid patients in Florida in 2009. Montana does not have a Trauma I hospital, but does have Trauma II hospitals in Missoula, Billings, and Great Falls.
  6. A variety of sports are offered at Montana high schools. Florida has three NFL teams, two MLB teams, two NBA teams, two NHL teams, and one MLS team. Florida gained its first permanent major-league professional sports team in 1966 when the American Football League added the Miami Dolphins.
  7. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Florida was 19,893,297 on July 1, 2014, a 5.81% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The population of Montana was 1,023,579 in 2014.
  8. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Florida in 2010 was $748 billion.[146] Its GDP is the fourth largest economy in the United States. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Montana’s total state product in 2014 was $44.3 billion. Per capita personal income in 2014 was $40,601, 35th in the nation.
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