How Many People Live in Florida?

The population of Florida, according to the U.S. Census Bureau ( 2008 ), is estimated to be 18,328,340 with a land mass of just over 54,000 square miles. The largest, populated city is Jacksonville, estimated to be over 736,000, while the largest metropolitan area is Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, estimated to be over 2.3 million people. Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the union with it’s beautiful beaches and warm, tropical climate.