Population of Counties in Florida (2018)

As of 2018, Florida's Miami-Dade County is the most populous county in the Sunshine State, with 2,736,543 residents, representing a population growth of 9.15% since the last census. Miami-Dade is followed by Broward County (1,917,122), Palm Beach County (1,453,768), Hillsborough County (1,381,627), and Orange County (1,323,598) as the only other counties in the state with populations in excess of one million. Of these, Orange County has seen the highest population growth at an impressive 15.23%.

The least populous Floridian counties are Liberty County, with 8,319 residents, closely followed by Lafayette County, with its population of 8,654. Both of these counties have seen their populations decline in recent years, with reductions of 0.35% and 1.77%, respectively. However, other counties with small populations, such as Franklin County (11,799) and Glades County (13,460), have had population increases (2.40% for Franklin County and 4.56% for Glades County).

Sumter County boasts the highest growth rate in the state, with a substantial increase of 29.53% according to statistics for 2018, taking its total population to 122,121. Osceola County and St. Johns County also show impressive population growth, with increases of 25.25% and 22.91%, respectively. Bradford County, with its population of 26,728, has the biggest reduction in numbers – its population has reduced to 26,728, representing a negative growth of -6.34%.

Name 2018 Population Growth Since 2010
Miami-Dade County2,751,7969.75%
Broward County1,935,87810.44%
Palm Beach County1,471,15011.13%
Hillsborough County1,408,56614.19%
Orange County1,348,97517.44%
Pinellas County970,6375.91%
Duval County937,9348.35%
Lee County739,22419.14%
Polk County686,48313.82%
Brevard County589,1628.31%
Volusia County538,6928.95%
Pasco County525,64312.92%
Seminole County462,6599.36%
Sarasota County419,11910.31%
Manatee County385,57119.21%
Collier County372,88015.59%
Marion County354,3536.94%
Osceola County352,18030.51%
Lake County346,01716.23%
Escambia County313,5125.19%
St. Lucie County313,50612.66%
Leon County290,2925.19%
Alachua County266,9447.81%
St. Johns County243,81227.49%
Clay County212,23010.86%
Okaloosa County202,97012.32%
Hernando County186,5537.86%
Bay County183,5638.48%
Charlotte County182,03313.86%
Santa Rosa County174,27213.97%
Martin County159,9238.85%
Indian River County154,38311.65%
Citrus County145,6473.17%
Sumter County125,16532.76%
Flagler County110,51015.03%
Highlands County102,8834.31%
Nassau County82,72112.51%
Monroe County77,0135.18%
Putnam County73,464-1.00%
Columbia County69,6123.04%
Walton County68,37623.84%
Jackson County48,330-2.65%
Gadsden County46,071-3.61%
Suwannee County44,1904.41%
Okeechobee County41,6053.93%
Levy County40,355-0.91%
Hendry County40,3473.41%
DeSoto County36,8625.51%
Wakulla County32,1204.20%
Baker County28,2834.51%
Hardee County27,411-1.13%
Bradford County27,038-5.25%
Washington County24,567-0.62%
Taylor County21,833-3.34%
Holmes County19,558-1.45%
Madison County18,449-4.15%
Gilchrist County17,7434.36%
Dixie County16,6731.66%
Gulf County16,1602.12%
Union County15,517-0.18%
Calhoun County14,483-1.11%
Hamilton County14,184-3.40%
Jefferson County14,144-4.10%
Glades County13,7546.84%
Franklin County11,7271.78%
Lafayette County8,451-4.07%
Liberty County8,242-1.27%