Population of Counties in Florida (2020)

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.

Name 2020 Population Growth Since 2010
Miami-Dade County2,761,58110.15%
Broward County1,951,26011.32%
Palm Beach County1,485,94112.26%
Hillsborough County1,436,88816.49%
Orange County1,380,64520.20%
Pinellas County975,2806.42%
Duval County950,1819.77%
Lee County754,61021.62%
Polk County708,00917.39%
Brevard County596,8499.72%
Volusia County547,53810.74%
Pasco County539,63015.93%
Seminole County467,83210.58%
Sarasota County426,71812.31%
Manatee County394,85522.08%
Collier County378,48817.33%
Osceola County367,99036.37%
Marion County359,9778.64%
Lake County356,49519.75%
St. Lucie County321,12815.40%
Escambia County315,5345.87%
Leon County292,5025.99%
Alachua County269,9569.02%
St. Johns County254,26132.95%
Clay County216,07212.87%
Okaloosa County207,26914.69%
Hernando County190,86510.35%
Bay County185,2879.50%
Charlotte County184,99815.72%
Santa Rosa County179,34917.29%
Martin County160,9129.53%
Indian River County157,41313.84%
Citrus County147,9294.79%
Sumter County128,75436.57%
Flagler County112,06716.64%
Highlands County105,4246.88%
Nassau County85,83216.76%
Monroe County75,0272.47%
Putnam County74,163-0.06%
Walton County71,37529.28%
Columbia County70,5034.37%
Jackson County48,305-2.70%
Gadsden County45,894-3.97%
Suwannee County44,1914.40%
Hendry County41,5566.52%
Okeechobee County41,5373.77%
Levy County40,7700.12%
DeSoto County37,4897.32%
Wakulla County32,4615.31%
Baker County28,3554.78%
Bradford County27,732-2.82%
Hardee County27,245-1.73%
Washington County24,8800.64%
Taylor County21,623-4.28%
Holmes County19,477-1.85%
Madison County18,529-3.76%
Gilchrist County18,2567.39%
Dixie County16,7001.82%
Gulf County16,1642.16%
Union County14,940-3.89%
Calhoun County14,587-0.40%
Hamilton County14,310-2.54%
Jefferson County14,288-3.16%
Glades County13,7246.64%
Franklin County11,7361.86%
Lafayette County8,732-0.89%
Liberty County8,4571.31%