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.