Florida’s Population Passes New York After Adding 803 New Residents Every Day Last Year

It’s official – Florida has overtaken New York to become the third most populous state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

As of July 1, 2014, there were 19.9 million people living in Florida, compared to 19.7 million in New York.

Over the previous 12 months, 293,000 people moved to Florida, which works out to be an average of 803 new residents per day. New York added just 51,000 new residents during the same period.

Florida still remains far behind second-place Texas, which grew even faster than Florida in the 12-month period.

 

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