Florida Will Soon Overtake New York as Third Largest State

Demographers expect Florida to have a larger population soon

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New York, once the largest state in the Union, will soon fall to fourth-largest, demographers predict.

Florida, with growing population hubs in Jacksonville, Miami-Dade County and Tampa, will likely overtake or come close to the northeast state in the Census Bureau data to be released Monday, the New York Times reports. If not Monday, experts say it will happen sometime next year.

An influx of immigrants — and about 50,000 retiring New Yorkers a year — have boosted Florida’s population to soon become the third largest state, behind California and Texas. In July 2012, the date of the last census, Florida had 19.3 million, just below New York’s 19.6 million people.

New York is still growing, but at a slower pace — about 1 percent annually — than Florida, which grew at a rate of 2.7 between 2010 and 2012. And most of the growth in New York is happening in New York City, as upstate regions see a drop in population.

[NYT]

5 comments
dellflorida
dellflorida

Crude  non-English headline...Florida won't be the largest state but the most Populous state

Tommy34684
Tommy34684

Time for Florida to have representation in the Supreme Court, and a true spokesperson in both Houses of Congress, albeit not Rubio.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@dellflorida No one said it would be the largest state dummy, the article said it would surpass Ny state in population. California will always be the largest per population, followed by Texas then Florida as the article stated. And for your education the largest state in area is Alaska.

Anon1286
Anon1286

Wow - you are the idiot. The title is factually incorrect regardless of what the body of the article says. Plus - population varies - so California may not necessarily be the most populous state in the future. Christ did you go to high school?

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Anon1286 College graduate dumb ass, Cali will always remain the most populated no other state is even close to surpassing it. What future are you talking about moron 100 years from now, you and I will not even be around so the subject is mute. As for the article even if the title was incorrect we all understood the meaning. 


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