The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest data for Florida last Thursday and as projected, 18, 801, 310 people call the state home. The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest data for Florida last Thursday and as projected, 18, 801, 310 people call the state home.NeaN nThe also data indicates that Florida’s Asian population has increased by 70 percent; Hispanic and Latino population by 67 percent; Native American/Pacific Islander by 42.4 percent; black by 28.4 percent, and white by 13.2 percent.
Leon County’s population is 275,487, a 15 percent increase from the 2000 Census. Gadsden County now has 46,389 residents, and Wakulla, the fastest growing county in the Big Bend, is home to 30,776.
This growth is in line with the influx of residents 65 of the state’s 67 counties experienced. Pinellas and Monroe Counties were the only counties to loose population.
The census data in its entirety indicates that Florida’s growth is exceeds that of the rest of nation, at 17.6 percent, compared to 9.6 percent
The population figures will be used to for Congressional redistricting and apportionment purposes.