Florida Demographics

Florida Demographics
Facts about Florida’s Demography
  • Florida comes in fourth when a survey of the highly populated states of the US is conducted. Florida’s most populous area is Polk County, which is located in Lake Wales town.
  • The last consensus of Florida, which was conducted in 2009 estimated the population to be 18,537, 969. This figure indicated a hike of 0.7% from the previous figures of 2007 where the population was recorded to be 18,409,155.
  • In 2009, it was estimated that, the state had the third largest illegal immigration population in the country. However, in 2010, 5.7% of the population of the state was recorded as illegal immigrants.
  • Florida has a host of immigrants from other states who account for two thirds of its population.
  • 186,102 retired military officials lived in the state as of 2008.
  • The 2000 census put the Germans at 11.8%, the Irish at 10.3%, the English at 9.2%, the Americans at 8%, the Italian at 6.3%, the French at 2.8%, the Polish at 2.7% and the Scottish at 1.8% in their count of their racial composition of the state.
  • The city of Jacksonville is heavily populated and consists of 813,518 people.
  • Miami comes in second with a population of 433,136 people and is followed by Tampa, St.Petersburg, Orlando and Haileah.
  • The primary language of the state remains English. This is followed by Spanish, which is spoken by 16.46% of the people and French, which finds only 1.38% of the population as its speaker.
Florida Racial Makeup
Demographics of Florida (csv)
By Race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 82.45% 15.66% 0.75% 2.11% 0.16%
2000 (Hispanic only) 15.94% 0.74% 0.14% 0.09% 0.03%
2005 (total population) 81.47% 16.31% 0.84% 2.52% 0.18%
2005 (Hispanic only) 18.48% 0.87% 0.21% 0.11% 0.04%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 9.99% 15.93% 23.95% 33.09% 29.08%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 5.43% 15.23% 15.67% 32.55% 24.49%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 28.99% 29.93% 58.98% 45.89% 45.66%
Florida Religion
  • Protestant, 40%
    • Baptist, 9%
    • Methodist, 6%
    • Pentecostal, 3%
  • Roman Catholic, 26%
  • Jewish, 3%
  • other religions, 3%
  • non-religious, 16%