Florida’s population growth peaks in migration and immigration


Pushed by hundreds of thousands of people who have moved in, Florida’s population grew 1% from July 2020 to July 2021, adding 211,305 more residents, according to new estimates released by the US Census Bureau.

This wave of people settling in Florida overcame a year in which more Floridians died than they were born.

In the census office annual vintage population estimates – which is based on the decennial census, surveys and other research – Florida’s population has grown to just under 21.8 million in the 12 months ending July 1, 2021. That population is on the rise compared to just under 21.5 million counted for the official 2020 census and found by the mid-year 2020 estimate.

The Census Bureau released the latest estimates last week.

The Sunshine State’s growth during the year was only surpassed by that of Texas, which added 310,288 people between summer 2020 and summer 2021. No other state increased by 100,000 new ones. residents during the 12-month period between the census bureau’s July 1 annual population estimates.

However, other states have experienced faster per capita growth than Florida, as Florida already has a huge population, the third largest behind California and Texas.

The Sunshine State’s growth rate for the year, 1.0%, was the eighth-highest. Idaho had the fastest growing population in the country during the year, increasing 2.9%, followed by Utah, Montana, Arizona, South Carolina, Delaware, from Texas, then Florida. Nevada and South Dakota round out the top 10 in the latest Census Bureau estimates.

The census office more detailed data show that Florida’s population grew during the year due to migration: 220,890 people moved to Florida from other states, Washington DC or Puerto Rico, making Florida the number one national destination for internal migration. Florida’s population was also supported during the year by 38,590 immigrants, also the largest number in the nation.

Florida’s net migration and immigration gain of 259,480 was the highest in the country. Texas was second, with 197,492 people moving in between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021.

Where Florida faltered was in procreation.

More people have died in the Sunshine State than they were born in Florida during the year.

The Census Bureau said Florida celebrated 210,305 births, but also suffered 255,553 deaths during the 12-month period between vintage population estimates. Florida’s natural population decline of 45,248 was the nation’s largest decline. Next is Pennsylvania, where deaths topped births by 30,878; and Ohio, 15,811.

Texas’ population, on the other hand, grew more than that of Florida overall, as the Lone Star State recorded 113,845 more births than deaths during the year, to accompany large gains in migration and Texas immigration.

The United States grew only 0.1% during the year. The Census Bureau said this was the lowest annual population growth since the country’s founding. As of July 1, 2021, the U.S. population was estimated at 331,893,745.

In the year ending July 21, the District of Columbia lost 2.9% of its population. New York, Illinois, Hawaii, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Dakota, West Virginia and Mississippi were also big losers.

“Population growth has been slowing for years due to falling birth rates and declining net international migration, while death rates are rising due to the country’s aging population,” Kristie wilder, a demographer in the Population Division at the Census Bureau, said in a press release issued by the bureau earlier this month. “Now, with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this combination has resulted in a historically slow pace of growth. “

How does your condition compare?(Source: United States Census Bureau)

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