Florida population will grow beyond 22M people by 2022, report estimates


TAMPA, Fla (WFLA) – A new report is showing significant growth in Florida’s population, with more than 22 million people living in the state by 2022.

With data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Demographic Estimating Conference updated population forecasts through April 1, 2024, and showed steady growth during the multi-year period.

This year, Florida’s population is estimated at 21,200,796. However, it’s estimated to grow to around 60,000 by April 1, 2024.

More than 22 million people are estimated to be living in the state by 2022.

“Between April 1, 2018, and April 1, 2024, population growth is expected to average 330,605 net new residents per year (906 per day), representing a compound growth rate of 1.53% over this six-year time horizon,” a summary of the report said. 

8 On Your Side reported in April that Tampa had the ninth-largest increase in population among metro areas across the country.

At the time of the population increase report, the Lakeland-Winter Haven area also saw significant growth with the nation’s fourth-largest growth rate, at 3.2 percent.

You can find the full report from the Demographic Estimating Conference here.

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