What are the largest cities in Florida, ranked by population?

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The population numbers below are not indicative of the entire “greater metro” populations of the cities, they are the population contained within the cities boundaries.

10. Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale population in 2022 is estimated to be 186,598, covers city area of 36.30 sq mi (94.01 sq km), ranks tenth largest in Florida State and one-hundred-forty-first city in the United States.

*source populationu.com

9. Tallahassee

Tallahassee population in 2022 is estimated to be 198,758, covers city area of 103.70 sq mi (268.57 sq km), ranks eight largest city in the Florida State and one-hundred-twenty-seventh city in the United States.

*source populationu.com

8. Cape Coral

Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County Florida. With a 2020 population of 201,958, it is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 128th largest city in the United States. Cape Coral is currently growing at a rate of 2.01% annually and its population has increased by 4.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 194,016 in 2020. Spanning over 119 miles, Cape Coral has a population density of 1,906 people per square mile.

*source worldpopulationreview.com

7. Port St. Lucie

Port St. Lucie is a city located in St. Lucie County Florida. With a 2020 population of 212,901, it is the 7th largest city in Florida and the 113th largest city in the United States. Port St. Lucie is currently growing at a rate of 1.93% annually and its population has increased by 3.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 204,851 in 2020. Spanning over 121 miles, Port St. Lucie has a population density of 1,786 people per square mile.

*source worldpopulationreview.com

6. Hialeah

In 2020, Hialeah, FL had a population of 234k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $38,471. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hialeah, FL declined from 234,539 to 233,876, a −0.283% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,068 to $38,471, a 9.7% increase.

*source datausa.io

5. St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg population in 2022 is estimated to be 264,404, covers city area of 131.34 sq mi (340.16 sq km), ranks fifth-most populous city in Florida, the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa City.

*source populationu.com

4. Orlando

Orlando is a city located in Brevard County and Orange County Florida. It is also the county seat of Orange County. With a 2020 population of 321,427, it is the 4th largest city in Florida and the 61st largest city in the United States. Orlando is currently growing at a rate of 2.20% annually and its population has increased by 4.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 307,573 in 2020. Spanning over 119 miles, Orlando has a population density of 2,907 people per square mile.

*source worldpopulationreview.com

3. Tampa

Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County Florida. It is also the county seat of Hillsborough County. With a 2020 population of 394,809, it is the 3rd largest city in Florida and the 51st largest city in the United States. Tampa is currently growing at a rate of 1.26% annually but its population has decreased by -0.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 395,912 in 2020. Spanning over 176 miles, Tampa has a population density of 3,463 people per square mile.

*source worldpopulationreview.com

2. Miami

Miami is a city located in Miami-Dade County Florida. It is also the county seat of Miami-Dade County. With a 2020 population of 450,797, it is the 2nd largest city in Florida and the 43rd largest city in the United States. Miami is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually but its population has decreased by -2.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 461,080 in 2020. Spanning over 56 miles, Miami has a population density of 12,523 people per square mile.

*source worldpopulationreview.com

1. Jacksonville

acksonville is the most populous city in the Florida state of U.S. Jacksonville population in 2022 is estimated to be 976,295, The city has a total area of 874.3 square miles (2,264 sq km), making Jacksonville the largest city in land area in the contiguous United States. The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast, making it the 12th most populous city in the U.S. Jacksonville is located on the banks of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean proved instrumental to the growth of the city and its industry. Jacksonville is sixteenth most dangerous city in Florida.

*source populationu.com

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