How Many People Live in Florida?


Quick Answer

As of 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Florida has an estimated population of 19.6 million residents spread across its 67 counties. The Sunshine State occupies roughly 53,625 square miles of land for a density of about 350 persons per square mile.

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With an estimated 842,583 residents, the northeastern city of Jacksonville is the largest in the state, followed by Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando. The most-populated counties are Miami-Dade and Broward, occupying the Miami/West Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area with an estimated 2.5 and 1.7 million residents, respectively. Lafayette and Liberty Counties of the state's "panhandle" region are the least populated, with less than 10,000 inhabitants each.

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