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Population of Counties in Florida (2024)

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2024 Population
Growth Since 2020
Area (mi²)
Density (/mi²)
Miami-Dade County2,700,6780.19%7331,421Miami-Dade County location
Broward County1,978,1731.79%4641,644Broward County location
Hillsborough County1,557,6556.23%3951,523Hillsborough County location
Palm Beach County1,547,7353.58%758788Palm Beach County location
Orange County1,491,0714.15%3491,651Orange County location
Duval County1,044,6334.7%2951,369Duval County location
Pinellas County961,4000.17%1063,509Pinellas County location
Polk County848,27816.18%694472Polk County location
Lee County846,75510.61%3011,084Lee County location
Brevard County657,2517.96%392648Brevard County location
Pasco County656,85116.02%288879Pasco County location
Volusia County601,0498.15%425546Volusia County location
Seminole County489,9193.92%1191,585Seminole County location
Sarasota County475,4748.99%215855Sarasota County location
Osceola County453,02515.82%513341Osceola County location
Manatee County453,02112.8%287610Manatee County location
Lake County438,83413.62%367461Lake County location
Marion County423,48112.19%613267Marion County location
Collier County411,1048.96%771206Collier County location
St. Lucie County388,28617.15%221679St. Lucie County location
St. Johns County333,14820.23%232554St. Johns County location
Escambia County329,9962.3%254502Escambia County location
Leon County296,5440.88%258444Leon County location
Alachua County287,9472.93%338329Alachua County location
Clay County238,2448.81%234394Clay County location
Okaloosa County220,4643.95%359237Okaloosa County location
Hernando County218,67911.79%183462Hernando County location
Charlotte County209,68611.54%263308Charlotte County location
Santa Rosa County208,12510.11%391206Santa Rosa County location
Bay County196,32812.49%293259Bay County location
Indian River County172,3237.4%194343Indian River County location
Citrus County170,88410.56%225294Citrus County location
Martin County164,6433.76%210303Martin County location
Sumter County158,36321.55%215284Sumter County location
Flagler County136,12017.32%188280Flagler County location
Highlands County109,5798.12%393108Highlands County location
Nassau County105,17615.54%251162Nassau County location
Walton County89,30417.6%40186Walton County location
Monroe County79,610-3.91%37981Monroe County location
Putnam County77,1745.18%281106Putnam County location
Columbia County74,2566.48%30893Columbia County location
Jackson County48,9894.02%35453Jackson County location
Levy County47,83711.1%43243Levy County location
Suwannee County46,8557.65%26668Suwannee County location
Hendry County45,27513.98%44639Hendry County location
Gadsden County44,2731.99%19986Gadsden County location
Okeechobee County42,4817.13%29755Okeechobee County location
Wakulla County37,72911.32%23462Wakulla County location
DeSoto County36,6387.49%24658DeSoto County location
Baker County28,9502.97%22649Baker County location
Bradford County28,4200.7%11397Bradford County location
Hardee County25,8692.09%24641Hardee County location
Washington County25,7991.89%22644Washington County location
Taylor County21,8510.5%40321Taylor County location
Holmes County20,2353.36%18542Holmes County location
Gilchrist County20,17212.81%13558Gilchrist County location
Madison County18,8085.25%26927Madison County location
Dixie County17,8106.73%27225Dixie County location
Gulf County16,08712.82%21329Gulf County location
Jefferson County15,8319.95%23126Jefferson County location
Union County15,5500.81%9464Union County location
Hamilton County13,7480.14%19827Hamilton County location
Calhoun County13,475-1.69%21924Calhoun County location
Glades County13,1098.54%31216Glades County location
Franklin County12,6961.83%21023Franklin County location
Lafayette County8,3791.96%21015Lafayette County location
Liberty County7,799-0.06%3239Liberty County location
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There are 67 counties in Florida. As of 2018, Florida's Miami-Dade County is the most populous county in the Sunshine State, with 2,751,796 residents, representing a population growth of 10.2% since the last census. Miami-Dade is followed by Broward County(1,935,878), Palm Beach County (1,471,150), 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 17.7%.

Florida Counties with Fewer Residents

The least populous Floridian counties are Liberty County, with 8,242 residents, closely followed by Lafayette County, with its population of 8,451. Both of these counties have seen their populations decline in recent years, with reductions of 1.5% and 4.7%, respectively. However, other counties with small populations, such as Franklin County (11,727) and Glades County (13,754), have had population increases (1.5% for Franklin County and 6.8% for Glades County).

Florida Counties with Rapid Growth

Sumter County boasts the highest growth rate in the state, with a substantial increase of 34% according to statistics for 2018, taking its total population to 125,165. Osceola County and St. Johns County also show impressive population growth, with increases of 31.1% and 28.3%, respectively. Bradford County, with its 2010 population of 28,520, has the biggest reduction in numbers – its population has reduced to 26,728, representing a negative growth of -5.2% in the last few years.

Lists of Counties in all States

  1. Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research - A research arm of the Florida legislature focused on economic, demographic and revenue forecasts for the state of Florida.
  2. US Census State Population Estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  3. US Census County Population Estimates - Most recent county estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  4. American Community Survey (2009 - 2013)
  5. Census QuickFacts
  6. Historical Populations of States and Counties (1790 - 1990)