JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- According to census data more than one million people make Florida a temporary home during the coldest months of the year: January, February and March.
According to that same data, around 92% of those migrating here are from the north, and Canada. Over the years these folks have affectionately been called "Snowbirds."
We went to the Florida Welcome Center today on I-95 to talk to some of those folks traveling through, escaping the cold temperatures up north, only to find more here.
"It's warmer here than it is in Jersey," said Joyce Staiger, who was traveling to Leesburg with her husband Fred. "But getting out of the car just now, this isn't what we're used to coming to Florida."