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Cities & States

Jacksonville
Population: 846,951
 
Miami
Population: 424,632
 
Tampa
Population: 355,603
 
Orlando
Population: 256,738
 
St. Petersburg
Population: 250,713
 
Hialeah
Population: 234,714
 
Tallahassee
Population: 187,024
 
Fort Lauderdale
Population: 173,570
 
Port St. Lucie
Population: 172,054
 
Cape Coral
Population: 165,843
 

Miami-Dade County
Population: 2,549,075
 
Broward County
Population: 1,784,889
 
Palm Beach County
Population: 1,339,221
 
Hillsborough County
Population: 1,257,913
 
Orange County
Population: 1,175,416
 
Pinellas County
Population: 920,015
 
Duval County
Population: 872,598
 
Lee County
Population: 633,968
 
Polk County
Population: 610,295
 
Brevard County
Population: 545,667
 

Florida

State of Florida Demographics

Located in the southeastern tip of the United States, the Sunshine State is highly dependent on tourism to keep its economy afloat. It also relies on agriculture, aerospace industry, banking and biotech.



Based on 2013 statistics, the retail trade sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; government and government enterprise; accommodation and food services; and administrative and waste services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Florida for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Florida’s labor force grew at a healthy 2.54 percent annual rate, and its unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent. Despite its attractiveness as a retiree destination, Florida’s labor force participation rate actually increased slightly from August 2016 to August 2017. Florida’s labor force participation rate is still a low 59.5%, but this is a figure that, given the fact of and desire for retirees to move to Florida and spend their retiree dollars, is in large part by design. You can view what jobs are available in Florida, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

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View more Florida demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Florida below. More employment information for the State of Florida and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)


Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
18.65% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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