Florida Population 2018
Our current estimate for Florida's population in 2018 is 21.31 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 hasn't provided a new estimate for 2018, but extrapolating from previous year's figures we can expect the population to have increased by roughly a further 375,000 people, bringing the Florida population of 2018 up past 21.31 million. Florida's 2016 growth rate was one of the faster in the country (ranked 4th) at 1.8%.
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.
Florida Population Density and Area
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.
The largest city in Florida by population is Jacksonville, with over 900,000 individuals in the area. The largest county by population is Miami-Dade County, with well over 2 million individuals residing within the county lines.
Age/Sex, Race, Religion
The median age in Florida is approximately 41.6, with a slight gap in gender at 51.1% females and 48.9% males in the state.
The racial diversity of Florida can be seen below, with the state having approximately 75.9% Caucasians, 16.1% African American, 2.6% Asian, 2.5% other race, 2.5% two or more races, and .1% Native Islanders within the population.
In religious terms, the Florida population is recorded as 70% Christian based faiths, 24% no particular faith, and 6% non-Christian faith based.
Florida Statehood, Boundary, and Census History
Florida was a Spanish possession until transferred to the United States by treaty, concluded in 1819 but not in full effect until 1821. Florida was made a territory in 1822 with essentially its present boundaries, and was admitted as a State on March 3, 1845. From 1830 on, all parts of Florida have had census coverage.