Miami-Dade sits atop the list of Florida counties where drivers exchanged their out-of-state licenses in 2022, according to data from Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (via Florida Realtors).
Overall Miami-Dade gained 59,113 people last year, the drivers license data shows.
Broward ranked second with 40,212, followed by Hillsborough (38,330), and Palm Beach (37,637).
The state as a whole saw 583,200 drivers from other states exchange their license for one from Florida.
That is an increase of 28% compared to the previous six years. It is even an increase from the pandemic year of 2021, with 36,200 more new residents registering in 2022 than the year before.
New York topped the list of states where drivers moved to Florida from in 2022 (61,205 – up 35% compared to the 2016 through 2021 average). New Jersey (30,837, up 28%) and California ranked (28,957 up 57%) ranked second and third.