Population of Counties in Florida (2021)
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.