Census: Florida Adding 900 New Residents Per Day In 2017

Florida’s population continued to grow at breakneck speed over the past year, according to the Census Bureau.

From 2016 to 2017, Florida added 327,811 net new residents, or about 900 per day.

Florida was the second fastest growing state during the year, behind only Texas. On a percentage basis, Florida ranked fifth, outpaced only by much smaller states.

Florida now has 1.1 million more residents than New York, and ranks as the third most populous state behind only California and Texas. Florida is also growing about 25 times faster than New York, which gained just 13,113 residents for the year.

Gains in Florida could accelerate further this year, after a tax bill is enacted that will make it much more expensive to live in states such as New York.

The data was released December 20 and runs from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

We need more public transportation in Miami! No more buses please!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Buses don’t do anything except add more traffic

Anonymous
3 years ago

You mean cars *and* uber

Anonymous
3 years ago

hahaha buses don’t do anything but add more traffic. obliviously you’re not defendant on transit. my elderly gran will not like the comment. How self-absorbed and ignorant statement. too many people like you in miami which is why we have one of the worst transit systems in the country. incidentally, we will loose Amazons hub contract of people like you.

Anonymous
3 years ago

hahaha..will lose Amazon hub bid because not enough buses. Oh sure, buses are the key to attracting corporate HQ’s. Who cares about tax breaks and educated workforce, it’s about buses.

Ralph Kramden
3 years ago

Say What?? Amazon’s employees drive leased Camry’s to work just like everyone else.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And don’t forget the pollution that buses spew into the air also!

Anonymous
3 years ago

The problem is not the buses per se, it’s that not enough people are riding them.
A fully loaded bus takes up to 40 cars and their pollution off the road. That’s a net reduction in both pollutants and traffic volume.
I’ve had some very good and very bad experiences riding Metrobus. If MDT provided a fast, reliable, consistent service they might attract more riders.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Most people take the bus because they don’t have a car. I’ll bet that if the migration to Florida persist on this 900 per day person increase, the politicians elected won’t have any choice but to realize the business as usual way they’ve been doing it in Miami must change. New people means new voters, and these new voters do not care about the “good ole boys” mentality that’s been running, or should I say, “ruining” things in MiamiDade.

Dave
3 years ago

“runs from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017” So it does not even include the 200k+ Puerto Rican refugees Florida has received.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Assuming they go back when things improve.

Marc306
3 years ago

LOL

Anonymous
3 years ago

Puerto Ricans, please kills the Castros. Let’s make a shitheap into an ice cream.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Time for FL and cities like Miami to get their fair share of Federal money for improvements….

Anonymous
3 years ago

No green spaces. Nightmare traffic congestion. More homeless. This is NOT progress.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No more green spaces? You need to take a quick trip to the Everglades.

Anonymous
3 years ago

sure let me step outside and take a quick walk across the everglades before dinner.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh, I see, you want a jungle right outside your door. Ever heard of the “urban boundary development line?” It basically goes in a straight line, and cuts off further development towards and into the Everglades. People whined for it and got what they wanted. It’s there to preserve all that “green space” that you wish for. But most people like you refuse to take any of your time to step foot in it and partake in the literal days and days you can enjoy exploring the thousands upon thousands of green acres that it consist of with hardly nary a person in sight for miles and miles and miles. Nah, you’d rather whine about what you think Miami doesn’t have.

If you wanna see what a place looks like with very little to no green space at all, take a trip to someplace like Philadelphia or New York City.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year’s
Updating the site would be the best present

anonymous
3 years ago

We need to urbanize the suburbs… Do what Doral is doing. Creating Live, Work, Play type of communities in the suburbs. This will fix the traffic problem. Also creating more options for transportation (bike paths, trolleys within the communities). Creating pathways connecting neighborhoods so people can walk/ride bike more often than drive.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Middle class Suburban America will never understand public transportation. That is why in cities like Miami take the bus is considered act of public degradation.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well, we know where they are not going to BCC. That place is a ghost town.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You must have patience dude… there are a lot of new buildings in Brickell that haven’t been filled yet.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Really!!! When was the last time you when to BCC?