Florida Was The Fastest Growing State In 2022, Census Says

Florida’s population increased 1.9% between 2021 and 2022 – faster than any other state in the nation, according to the Census Bureau.

It is the first time since 1957 that Florida has ranked #1 for growth on a percentage basis, the agency said.

As of July 1, 2022, Florida’s population was 22,244,823, up 416,754 compared to the same time in 2021.

Only Texas added more on a numeric basis, with a population increase of 470,708 (Texas still ranked lower on a percentage basis due to a larger overall population).

Some states lost population during the year. New York was the biggest loser, with its population decreasing 180,341, or 1.9%.

 

 

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Anonymous
27 days ago

Welcome back TNM Happy New Year!!! Missed your updates!

Anonymous
27 days ago

We can tell! The traffic is much worse than a few years ago.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Most the growth in on the west cost. In fact, Dade County technically lost population.

Anonymous
27 days ago

coast*

DWNTWNR
26 days ago

According to the Census, the city and county are losing population, but the shortage of housing would indicate otherwise. Something is up with their numbers. That said, the traffic is probably a combination of new folks moving here (been seeing more California tags daily since a year and a half ago) and snowbirds. This is that time of year when tourism and snowbirds are in full flock.

Anon
27 days ago

Infrastructure Infrastructure Infrastructure

Not Anonymous
27 days ago

The entire state is on fire! Even though all these new residents are welcome, I don’t think that the city can handle any more people without a more efficient transit system and more aggressive climate resiliency proposals.

anonymous
27 days ago

now is the time to issue general obligation bonds by the county to expand the metro rail throughout dade county and potentially into Broward. The population increase isnt going to stop anytime soon and there just isnt anymore space to exand. With Brightline and trail rail coming online it does make it easier to get from Miami to FTL/WPB but the expansion needs to be into residential areas outside of the city core

Azarius
27 days ago

They need to look at options to connect Tri Rail with Brightline and the future route 27th Ave/University Blvd for them to really be effective and efficient

Anonymous
27 days ago

We all know what happened last time we gave the county money for Metrorail expansions. Nothing…

3rd World County
27 days ago

It isn’t going to happen in our lifetime

Name
27 days ago

Florida transit infrastructure is not for trains is for cars. You can always move back to NY.

Anonymous
27 days ago

NY’s infrastructure framework existed before subways, and Miami’s didn’t exist until a railroad was built. Before the 1960s, Los Angeles had the most extensive streetcar system in the world. You see where I’m going with this? Your argument is moot.

DWNTWNR
26 days ago

Even Miami had an extensive streetcar network from the late 1800s to almost the 1940s but the 1935 hurricane kinda was the downfall of it.

Flash
26 days ago

Where are you going?

Anonymous
27 days ago

The census bureau has been undercounting Florida for years, if not decades. Remember that in the Spring of 2022, the bureau admitted that they had undercounted Florida by at least 750,000 people in the 2020 census. Using their “official” numbers for Florida’s population in April of 2020 and then adding the missing three quarters of a million that they missed on top of that would bring the total population in 2020 to 22,300,000 or so back then, which is more than their estimate for July 1, 2022. And anyone who lives here has noticed the dramatic increase in traffic in the past two years. And yet, they estimated Florida’s growth from July 2020 to July 2021 to be under 300,000 for that one year. From July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022, they are now saying that the population increased by 416,000. I strongly suspect the real number is much higher than that and the state’s real population is now somewhere between 23.3 million and 23.5 million, if not even higher than that! The US Census Bureau is just another bloated, inept federal bureaucratic institution that cannot be trusted to count accurately or report honestly.

DWNTWNR
25 days ago

It’s very important to remember that the 2020 Census numbers reflect where people were living as of April 1, 2020. Most of Miami and the state’s recent growth came after that as the longer covid restrictions stayed in place in other parts of the country, more folks came here. The reason we had an undercount was because a lot of people just didn’t fill it out. You have folks renting in apartments and condos downtown who move so frequently they don’t check their mailboxes (which is where you received your instructions for the Census), people lacked access to the internet as this was the first Census completed online (lower income areas tend to have less access to internet because of ISP affordability), language barriers, skepticism of the government because of the news coverage of the citizenship question that never came, and ultimately less units being occupied because the real mass exodus from blue states to Florida began well after April 1, 2020. Unfortunately, annual estimates use the most recent census count (ours being 2020) as a base for estimates of population.

Anonymous
27 days ago

In other news, water is wet.

anonymous
27 days ago

Let’s go Idaho!

Anonymous
26 days ago

I’m already there. It’s actually pretty cool.

Name
27 days ago

Send the New Yorker back.

Anonymous
27 days ago

We need more law enforcement!!!

Anonymous
27 days ago

NY only lost 180,341? I guess all the illegals offsets the real number.

Anonymous
26 days ago

We need a traffic task force, to educate and, if necessary, enforce traffic laws and why not curtesy and decency in our roads.

Anonymous
26 days ago

I bet it isnt #1 per capita…

Anonymous
26 days ago

per capita WHAT?

Anonymous
27 days ago

Florida will end up like California in the future.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Sad but true. Eventually it will get to expensive for locals.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Not with Florida’s lack of restrictive zoning laws.

DWNTWNR
25 days ago

Lol all zoning is restrictive. Unless you ban single-family zoning, all zoning is restrictive. Florida has plenty of it.