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
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.
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.
Florida Gender Demographics
51.1% females and 48.9% males
Florida population is recorded as 70% Christian based faiths, 24% no particular faith, and 6% non-Christian faith-based.