Over 1,000 people a day moved to Florida over the past year, as people continue to flee cold, high-tax northern states, new Census data shows.
For the year, Florida was the second fastest growing state in the nation by raw numbers, behind only Texas. On a percentage basis, Florida ranked fourth behind Utah, Nevada and Idaho, with 1.82% population growth in just one year.
Last year, Florida overtook New York to become the third most populous state in the country. Florida’s lead over New York continued to grow over the past year to nearly 1 million people (New York’s population actually shrunk, as did fifth and sixth place Illinois and Pennsylvania).
In total, Florida added 367,525 people, and now has a population of 20,612,439.