Miami Metro Population Passes 6 Million For The First Time

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla., metro area added about 75,000 people between 2014 and 2015 to surpass 6 million in population, the Census Bureau reported today.

The Miami Metro area is now one of just eight metros with a population above 6 million.

Much of the growth came from international migration. Dade added 44,000 new residents that came from overseas, the second highest rate of any county in the nation.

Overall, Dade has added more new residents than all but six U.S. counties since 2010.