Population of Florida 2021

Population

As of 2014, Florida has been the third most populous state in the United States. In 2016, a good 20.6 million people lived in Florida. Florida is considered a retirement paradise. Of all states in the USA, Florida has the highest proportion of people over the age of 65 at 17%. About two thirds of the population were born in another state.

In 2010, illegal immigrants made up an estimated 5.7% of the population. There were an estimated 675,000 illegal immigrants in the state that year.

Florida residents come from a variety of ethnic, racial, national, and religious backgrounds. The majority, around 65%, have European roots, but Florida is also very attractive to people from Latin America. After the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959), many Cubans in particular emigrated to Florida.

As a result, Spanish is spoken by more than 20% of the state’s population, with high usage particularly in the Miami-Dade County area.

Top Counties by Population in Florida

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per kmĀ²)
1 Miami-Dade County 2,662,885 528.35
2 Broward County 1,780,183 568.57
3 Palm Beach County 1,335,198 253.45
4 Hillsborough County 1,267,786 465.76
5 Orange County 1,169,118 497.07
6 Duval County 937,945 467.80
7 Pinellas County 917,409 1,265.39
8 Lee County 631,341 303.24
9 Polk County 609,503 125.52
10 Brevard County 543,577 206.13
11 Volusia County 494,815 172.71
12 Pasco County 466,468 241.69
13 Seminole County 425,082 532.68
14 Sarasota County 382,224 258.09
15 Marion County 332,540 81.31
16 Collier County 328,145 62.54
17 Manatee County 327,153 170.48
18 Lake County 301,030 121.97
19 Escambia County 299,125 173.91
20 St. Lucie County 280,390 189.32
21 Leon County 277,982 160.87
22 Osceola County 276,174 80.66
23 Alachua County 249,376 110.15
24 St. Johns County 195,834 124.18
25 Clay County 192,381 123.56
26 Okaloosa County 183,493 75.70
27 Hernando County 173,105 139.83
28 Bay County 169,867 85.83
29 Charlotte County 160,522 89.33
30 Santa Rosa County 154,115 58.58
31 Martin County 147,506 102.43
32 Citrus County 140,042 92.56
33 Indian River County 138,905 106.60
34 Highlands County 98,641 37.04
35 Sumter County 97,767 69.14
36 Flagler County 97,387 77.54
37 Nassau County 74,206 43.93
38 Putnam County 74,052 39.60
39 Monroe County 73,884 28.62
40 Columbia County 67,496 32.70
41 Walton County 55,804 20.37
42 Jackson County 49,303 20.79
43 Gadsden County 46,162 34.55
44 Suwannee County 41,983 23.56
45 Levy County 40,167 13.87
46 Okeechobee County 40,151 20.03
47 Hendry County 39,100 13.09
48 DeSoto County 34,905 21.15
49 Wakulla County 30,989 19.71
50 Bradford County 28,266 37.24
51 Hardee County 27,898 16.91
52 Baker County 27,165 17.93
53 Washington County 24,946 16.61
54 Taylor County 22,702 8.41
55 Holmes County 19,884 15.93
56 Madison County 19,126 10.67
57 Gilchrist County 17,015 18.82
58 Dixie County 16,497 9.05
59 Gulf County 15,855 10.84
60 Union County 15,399 24.76
61 Calhoun County 14,761 10.05
62 Hamilton County 14,682 11.01
63 Jefferson County 14,669 9.47
64 Glades County 12,646 6.31
65 Franklin County 11,607 8.39
66 Lafayette County 8,953 6.37
67 Liberty County 8,325 3.85

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