Florida’s population is ranked third in the United States, following California and Texas. Although population growth has slowed compared to the recent past, the population continues to grow at a rate that exceeds the projected national average.
Florida’s quality of life continues to draw new residents and tourists. This growth can be both beneficial and detrimental to the economy, the environment, and the transportation system. Therefore, efforts will have to be made to meet the needs of a growing population.
This indicator shows the population by different age groups. Compared to other states, Florida has higher elderly age population (65 and over). The data source for this indicator is American FactFinder which is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.