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Americans spend about $123 billion on their pets annually, according to the American Pet Products Association. It’s a rapidly growing industry fueled by the pandemic. Just four years ago, the industry had never topped $100 billion before. New Census data sheds a light on America’s pet profile.

Roughly half of American households (63.8 million) have a pet of some sort. Pet households tend to have children, too. Roughly 57% of households with kids have a pet. And, if you do have a pet, chances are it’s a dog. Three-fourths of pet households have at least one dog.

The same trends tend to hold true in Florida, too. About 3.7 million Floridian homes have a pet, only slightly less than half (45%). Dogs are the most popular, followed by cats and fish.

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