Population of Florida 2021
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 km²)|
|3||Palm Beach County||1,335,198||253.45|
|20||St. Lucie County||280,390||189.32|
|24||St. Johns County||195,834||124.18|
|30||Santa Rosa County||154,115||58.58|
|33||Indian River County||138,905||106.60|
Main Cities in Florida by Population
Below is the 10 largest cities In Florida by population. Check COUNTRYAAH for a list of all towns and cities of Florida in alphabetical order.