Time in Florida

Most of Florida is in the Eastern Time Zone (UTC−05:00, DST UTC−04:00).

Map of Florida time zones. Counties in red follow central time. Counties in yellow follow eastern time. Counties with a checkerboard pattern have areas that follow both time zones.
Entering Gulf County / Entering Eastern Time Zone

The following parts of the Florida panhandle in northwest Florida are in the Central Time Zone (UTC−06:00, DST UTC−05:00):

The 2010 population of all counties that are entirely in the Central Time zone was 995,882 out of a total state population of 18,801,310 at that time, or 5.3% of the total state population.

Daylight saving time is observed throughout the state.