Florida Population 2016
The last official census within the United States was carried out in 2010 and the east coast state of Florida recorded a total number of citizens at 18,801,310. This made the Sunshine State the fourth most populous state in the US. The estimated population for the state in 2016 is 20.2 million.
The most recent estimate was carried out in 2015 by the United States Census Bureau and it was estimated that the state’s population had reached 20,271,272. The Census Bureau haven't provided a new estimate for 2016, but extrapolating from last year's figures we can expect the population to have increased by roughly a further 375,000 people, bringing the Florida population of 2016 up past 20.5 million. Florida's growth rate is one of the faster in the country (ranked 5th) at 1.36%.
In terms of population density, Florida has a surface area of 65,755 square miles (170,304 square kilometres). Based on estimates, that equates to 353.4 people per square mile, (136.4 per square kilometer) and that makes it the eighth most densely populated state in the US.
Read on to find out more about Florida's population, or for more information about the overall US population check out our overview article on the United States.