District 16

Representative: Vern Buchanan

Party: Republican

Vern Buchanan's PolitiFact Scorecard

The scorecard indicates how many statements the representative has made that fall under each category. "None" indicates that they do not have a record on PolitiFact's website.

True: 2

Mostly true: 0

Half true: 1

Mostly false: 1

False: 1

Pants on fire: 0

Demographic profile of district 16:

Total of citizens 18 years and older: 595,471

Voting age population:

18-29 years: 13.30%

30-44 years: 15.80%

45-64 years: 33.30%

65 years and over: 37.70%


Male: 47.10%

Female: 52.90%


White alone: 91.00%

Black or African American alone: 6.10%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone: 0.10%

Asian alone: 1.40%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone: 0.00%

Some other race alone: 0.40%

Two or more races: 1.00%

Hispanic origin:

Hispanic or Latino: 6.60%

Not Hispanic or Latino: 93.40%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino: 84.90%


Citizens 25 years and older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%


Households below the poverty level: 9.3%

Households with income of $100,000 or more: 22.3%

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