The county had a population of 2,701,762 in 2020, so the net loss is less than 1%.
Miami-Dade was also the top ranked county in the U.S. for population growth from international migration during the past few years, adding 15,108 in 2020-2021 and 39,170 from 2021-2022 (the numbers above include both domestic and international migration, as well as natural growth).
While the Census claims Miami-Dade losses during the pandemic, other indicators such as restaurant activity, pedestrian traffic, and car traffic seem to indicate otherwise.
Housing prices here soared after the pandemic, with a sharp increase in demand and a sharp decrease in inventory of both apartments and houses.
Miami International Airport also saw the highest growth in the country, and continues to break all-time records.