Florida Population & Demographics

Florida Population

According to the 2020 census, Florida has a population of 21.5 million and is the most populous state in the Southeastern United States, the 2nd most populous state in the South behind Texas and the 3rd most populous state in the U.S. behind California and Texas. Florida is one of the most rapidly growing states with its share of the national population growth at 6.5%.

Florida Population over the past 200 years

1830 34,730
1850 87,445
1880 269,493
1900 528,542
1920 968,470
1950 2,771,305
1980 9,746,324
2000 15,982,378
2010 18,801,310
2020 21,538,187

Source: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/FL

Florida City & County Data

The largest city in Florida by population is Jacksonville, with over 900,000 residents. The largest county by population is Miami-Dade County, with well over 2 million residents, followed by Broward County, Palm Beach County, Hillsborough County and Orange County. The least populous counties are Liberty County and Lafayette County.

The fastest growing as of the 2022 census was Sumter County followed by Osceola County and St Johns County. Bradford County showed the least amount of growth.


Florida Age Population

Florida is known for its retirees and is in fact the state with the highest percentage of people over 65 (just over 17%) See Florida population by age group  for more details. The median age in Florida is approximately 41.6.

Florida Cities Ranked by Age

Florida Demographics

According to the 2020 census, Florida’s racial distributions are 51.5% Non-Hispanic White, 26.6% of the population are Hispanics or Latino (of any race), 14.5% African American, 4% Native American, and 2.3% Asian, Oriental and other.

Source: worldpopulationreview.com

Florida Gender Demographics

51.1% females and 48.9% males

Religion Statistics

Florida population is recorded as 70% Christian based faiths, 24% no particular faith, and 6% non-Christian faith-based.


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