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.

Name 2021 Population Growth Since 2010 Density (mi²)
Miami-Dade County2,721,1108.54%2,679.75
Broward County1,966,12012.17%1,936.24
Palm Beach County1,524,56015.18%1,501.39
Hillsborough County1,512,07022.58%1,489.09
Orange County1,417,28023.40%1,395.74
Pinellas County978,8726.82%963.99
Duval County975,96112.75%961.13
Lee County802,79129.39%790.59
Polk County761,13726.20%749.57
Brevard County615,42013.14%606.07
Pasco County583,66125.39%574.79
Volusia County567,65014.81%559.02
Seminole County479,23413.28%471.95
Sarasota County448,56818.07%441.75
Manatee County420,98530.17%414.59
Collier County398,30423.47%392.25
Osceola County390,34144.66%384.41
Lake County387,91430.30%382.02
Marion County378,61314.27%372.86
St. Lucie County344,04123.64%338.81
Escambia County324,7408.96%319.80
Leon County297,4327.78%292.91
St. Johns County286,38849.75%282.04
Alachua County269,4278.81%265.33
Clay County225,94018.01%222.51
Okaloosa County218,34620.82%215.03
Hernando County200,59615.97%197.55
Charlotte County197,03223.24%194.04
Santa Rosa County194,34927.10%191.40
Indian River County165,39519.62%162.88
Martin County161,5169.94%159.06
Citrus County153,6078.81%151.27
Bay County151,635-10.38%149.33
Sumter County139,82248.31%137.70
Flagler County121,07326.03%119.23
Highlands County108,79710.30%107.14
Nassau County94,00327.87%92.57
Walton County80,74946.24%79.52
Putnam County75,4771.69%74.33
Columbia County73,7229.13%72.60
Monroe County73,170-0.07%72.06
Gadsden County45,126-5.58%44.44
Suwannee County44,8936.06%44.21
Hendry County43,39411.24%42.73
Okeechobee County43,1967.92%42.54
Jackson County43,018-13.35%42.36
Levy County42,9135.39%42.26
DeSoto County39,26712.40%38.67
Wakulla County36,39118.06%35.84
Baker County30,92414.25%30.45
Bradford County29,0991.97%28.66
Washington County26,8338.55%26.43
Hardee County26,475-4.53%26.07
Taylor County21,617-4.33%21.29
Holmes County19,9650.61%19.66
Gilchrist County19,17812.81%18.89
Madison County18,399-4.41%18.12
Dixie County17,1084.32%16.85
Union County15,055-3.13%14.83
Hamilton County14,7600.52%14.54
Jefferson County14,096-4.47%13.88
Glades County14,0619.26%13.85
Calhoun County13,229-9.68%13.03
Franklin County13,02313.03%12.83
Gulf County8,625-45.50%8.49
Liberty County8,208-1.69%8.08
Lafayette County7,884-10.49%7.76