In total, there were 6,198,782 in the area as of July 1, 2018.
The metro has has grown by 632,488 people since April 1, 2010. That is the fifth highest amount in the nation, with all top five metros being warm weather areas.
Miami-Dade alone has added 263,568 people since 2010, despite nearly all developable land being built out long ago. The county surpassed Dallas in the top ten ranking of most populous counties this decade.
Population growth in Miami is fueled by international arrivals, the Herald noted. As with many big cities, the area’s domestic migration was negative. Despite that, Miami’s growth from international arrivals has led to large net gains every year.