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Florida Population

Florida (U.S. state abbreviation is 'FL') is located in the south-eastern of United States with Atlantic on one side and Mexico Gulf on the other side, Alabama to the north-west and Georgia to the east. Florida population in 2020 is estimated to be 21.9 million and its third most populous state in US. Florida is the first region to be visited and settled by europeans in 15th Century. Florida attracted many Africans from British colonies who sought freedom from slavery. The area of Florida is 65,757.70 sq miles(170,312 sq km). The largest cities of Florida are Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Orlando. Florida is on a peninsula between the the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida.
Florida Population

The United States Census estimates the Florida population growth as on July 1, 2018 is 2.4 million, which is 13.29% increase from the last census conducted in 2010.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*21,927,6551.45 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Florida Population by Race & Groups

As on 2018, the total White population of Florida State is 15.3 million, which is 63.3% of the Florida State Population, followed by African American or Blacks with 3.2 million which are 13.5% of the population, Hispanic or Latino with 5 million consitutes of is 20.7% and Asian population with 543 thousand of 2.2%. American Indian and Alaska Native with 56,730, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander with 12,342. Hispanic or Latino consists of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban and other Hispanic or Latino types. Asian consists of Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean and Vietanamese, out of these the majority is the Asian Indians with 153,968 people. The Cherokee, Chippewa, Navajo and Sioux tribal grouping are 12,393 people.

Total Population20,278,447Percent
Black or African American3,270,86316.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native56,7300.280%
Cherokee tribal grouping9,2540.046%
Chippewa tribal grouping1,2790.006%
Navajo tribal grouping5880.003%
Sioux tribal grouping1,2720.006%
Asian Population543,3942.68%
Asian Indian153,9680.76%
Other Asian Population77,523
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12,3420.06%
Native Hawaiian3,1160.015%
Guamanian or Chamorro3,4260.017%
Other Pacific Islander3,839
Some other race536,298
Hispanic or Latino5,015,01524.73%
Puerto Rican1,065,3515.25%
Other Hispanic or Latino1,804,375

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Florida

5St. Petersburg265,098
7Port St. Lucie195,248
9Cape Coral189,343
10Fort Lauderdale182,595

Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in FL

27% of Florida's population speak their native language other than english. English is spoken 71% of the population, followed by Spanish with 21% and european language by 5%. Asian population in Florida is 543,394 which constitutes Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese, As per census stastics, the percentage of asian languages with 1.6%.
Speak only English13,669,65471.30
Spanish Language4,078,35021.27
European Language990,9695.17
Asian Languages306,5921.60
Other Languages127,5200.67
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Below table shows the statistics of education levels in Florida state in 2017.

Population 18 to 24 years1770799909836860963
Less than high school graduate279021166645112376
High school graduate (includes equivalency)536501304160232341
Some college or associates degree800769377203423566
Bachelors degree or higher1545086182892680
Population 25 years and over1439606669041727491894
Less than 9th grade733714364159369555
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1053634548219505415
High school graduate (includes equivalency)417046820117152158753
Some college, no degree293732413896081547716
Associates degree1405068599883805185
Bachelors degree261638412518991364485
Graduate or professional degree1479474738689740785
High school graduate or higher791358838024144111174
Bachelors degree or higher273962913912411348388
Black or African20273189391061088212
High school graduate or higher1662559755863906696
Bachelors degree or higher366786144840221946
American Indian or Alaska Native alone398892080819081
High school graduate or higher324271628516142
Bachelors degree or higher767338693804
High school graduate or higher336167152163184004
Bachelors degree or higher1898449013699708
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander813437954339
High school graduate or higher722634783748
Bachelors degree or higher1799907892
Hispanic or Latino Origin327603415820071694027
High school graduate or higher256812812192171348911
Bachelors degree or higher750810340416410394
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Below table shows the physically and mentally disabled stats of Florida state in 2017.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population2673685
Black or African American375497
American Indian and Alaska Native alone11216
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1036
Some other race47648
With a hearing difficulty760931
With a vision difficulty502939
With a cognitive difficulty974827
With an ambulatory difficulty1448513
With a self-care difficulty532595
With an independent living difficulty950110

Counties of Florida

Miami metropolitan area constitues of three counties Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties which was home to an estimated 6,198,782 people in 2018. These three counties are also the top 3 populated counties in Florida. Miami-Dade County is the top rank with 2.73 million, Broward with 1.93 million, Palm Beach county with 1.48 million population. Miami-Dade is in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida with an area of 6,297 sq km.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Alachua County266,820269,9561.22323
Baker County28,23028,3550.45050
Bay County184,046185,2870.72828
Bradford County27,13327,7322.25251
Brevard County588,265596,8491.51010
Broward County1,934,4711,951,2600.922
Calhoun County14,43714,58716161
Charlotte County181,537184,9981.92929
Citrus County145,512147,9291.73333
Clay County212,177216,0721.82525
Collier County372,345378,4881.61616
Columbia County69,82570,50314041
DeSoto County37,25237,4890.64848
Dixie County16,63616,7000.45858
Duval County937,642950,1811.377
Escambia County313,258315,5340.72121
Flagler County109,937112,0671.93535
Franklin County11,75211,736-0.16565
Gadsden County45,97245,894-0.24343
Gilchrist County17,86518,2562.25757
Glades County13,60813,7240.96464
Gulf County16,12216,1640.35959
Hamilton County14,38914,310-0.56262
Hardee County27,20227,2450.25152
Hendry County41,14441,55614645
Hernando County186,784190,8652.22727
Highlands County104,060105,4241.33636
Hillsborough County1,410,1151,436,8881.944
Holmes County19,44819,4770.15555
Indian River County154,314157,41323232
Jackson County48,36048,305-0.14242
Jefferson County14,14714,28816363
Lafayette County8,6238,7321.36666
Lake County345,087356,4953.31919
Lee County739,506754,610288
Leon County291,247292,5020.42222
Levy County40,30640,7701.24747
Liberty County8,2428,4572.66767
Madison County18,46518,5290.35656
Manatee County385,450394,8552.41515
Marion County353,717359,9771.81718
Martin County159,792160,9120.73131
Miami-Dade County2,744,8782,761,5810.611
Monroe County76,63675,027-2.13838
Nassau County82,86485,8323.63737
Okaloosa County203,684207,2691.82626
Okeechobee County41,18841,5370.84546
Orange County1,352,9331,380,645255
Osceola County352,661367,9904.31817
Palm Beach County1,470,3381,485,9411.133
Pasco County525,021539,6302.81212
Pinellas County969,305975,2800.666
Polk County685,830708,0093.299
Putnam County73,38574,1631.13939
St. Johns County243,928254,2614.22424
St. Lucie County313,400321,1282.52020
Santa Rosa County174,069179,34933030
Sarasota County419,689426,7181.71414
Seminole County462,236467,8321.21313
Sumter County124,933128,7543.13434
Suwannee County44,13644,1910.14444
Taylor County21,81521,623-0.95454
Union County15,46914,940-3.46060
Volusia County538,180547,5381.71111
Wakulla County32,10132,4611.14949
Walton County68,27571,3754.54140
Washington County24,61824,8801.15353


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