Despite Lack Of Land, Miami’s Population Growth Ranked Eighth Last Year

The Miami metro area added 66,361 people between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, ranking eighth highest in the nation.

Overall, six of the nation’s 20 fastest growing metropolitan areas were in Florida, with Miami growing more than any other Florida metro. On a percentage basis, Florida’s The Villages grew fastest, growing at a rate of 5.4%.

Miami’s population gains were mostly fueled by international migration. Growth in the area came despite a recent trend that has seen Americans moving to the suburbs at an increasing rate. In the Miami area, there is little room for new suburban growth due to a lack of land.

On a county basis, Dade added about 21,000 new residents during the 12-month period. Broward gained 24,000 new residents, while Palm Beach grew by 22,000.