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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metromoverlover
6 years ago

Maybe its time for Florida to take public transit more serious now.

Marc305
6 years ago

I am with you 100% Lets start with a Metromover that goes to South Beach from Downtown and another one that goes from the Omni to Midtown!

Edin Coralic
6 years ago

Let’s do it Miami it’s time for greatness !!!!!

Daniel
6 years ago

Great idea Marc305

Fredric
6 years ago

In the Miami region, it has increasingly been the general public who have been driving the narrative regarding public transit recently. And unlike much of the rest of the US, the general public here has been increasingly demanding more and better public transit, NOT whining about public transit costing too much or “no tax for trax” or any other such nonsense.

Also in Miami and in South Florida in general, it has been the politicians and government officials who were dragging their feet on this issue, apparently unaware that the public at large was not and increasingly is not satisfied with just more and expanded roads, etc. Taken together, what this means is that you will eventually get what you want on this issue, it is just a matter of precisely when and how.

Obviously
6 years ago

Yeah, the goings on in Miami can get somewhat mindboggling. The people in charge of Miami politics before the Metrorail was built had the foresight to predict and prepare for what they knew was going to happen “a great increase in the county’s population” and therefore gave us a rail system with the expectation that Miamians in the future would expand on it. But all we’ve witnessed upto this point in time is nothing but, like you said Fredic “politicians and government officials dragging their feet on this issue.” Miami had an opportune and the pertect time to expand the Metromover over into and all thoughout Miami Beach when 9/11 happened because nobody was traveling and Miami Beach basically turned into a ghost town for awhile. But alas, the opportunity was wasted back then, and when business started picking back up, business owners cried and said if approved and given the go ahead, they would lose too much business while construction workers tore up the streets to install a rail system on Miami Beach.

The problem with getting anything done concerning expanding and building on Miami’s transit rail system?…too much hesitation because of petty bickering and those in power having no “b s” to make the right decision.

Ludwig
6 years ago

I don’t think our elected officials have received the news. They must be looking at population figures from the 1910s and not the 2010s. How else could anyone defend the limited metro system we have now? The highways are dreadfully crowded, and even in the suburban avenues there’s bumper to bumper traffic through a many hours of the day. It’s unacceptable.

Fredric
6 years ago

It’s about time that Florida finally “officially” grabs the #3 slot. Remember that these figures are from six months ago and by all indications, Florida’s population has been growing at a somewhat faster rate since this past July than it had been during the previous 12 months.

In short, this means that the population of Florida as of this minute is almost certainly well over 20 million and growing gradually more rapidly with each passing month.

I know there will be many who will have a lot of negative things to say about Florida as a result of this news, nothing at all new in that. But population growth is a many-faceted thing, it brings greater challenges and more problems but it also means rapidly expanding economic prowess and political clout. Both of those can only be beneficial to Florida in the long run.

metromoverlover
6 years ago

The first step the county should take is renovating metrorail stations and charging fares to use the metromover. Furthermore stop givivg seniors a free ride ! Give them a discount only, plus the population of seniors is ballooning.

Anonymous
6 years ago

at least until South Florida breaks away and Florida is back down to #3

Anonymous
6 years ago

#4 obviously. South Florida (Monroe, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach) would slot in at 20 just a tad behind Missouri. /wishful thinking

Juan Carlos
6 years ago

Our state needs better public transit! We’re dying in congestion.