About the Population Atlas

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The Florida Population Atlas provides and analysis of the population trends in Florida over the past 45 years. Maps, graphs, and charts are used to depict Florida’s population growth since 1970 by age, race, ethnicity, and sex. All files are provided in .pdf format for convenient printing.

Data by race are shown for white, black and other races. Data by ethnicity are shown for Hispanic and non-Hispanic starting in 2004.

Data shown in this Atlas originated from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research. All of the data are population estimates as of July 1st for each year.

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Florida's seven most population counties are Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Orange, Pinellas and Duval. These counties include the seven large cities; Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Saint Petersburg and Jacksonville. In 1970 61% of Florida's population resided in these seven counties. By 2000 this percentage had decreased to 54% with 46% of the population living in other counties. In 2016 an estimated 52% of the population resided in the largest seven counties, with 48% of the population living in the other 60 counties.