Florida population surpasses 20 million

Thanks to a recent surge in foreign immigration into the state, Florida has the second largest population increase in the county this year, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The sunshine state gained more than 365,000 people from July 2014 to July 2015. The report also shows that 80 percent of Florida’s population, or 16.1 million people, are 18 years or older and are eligible to vote in the 2016.

Florida is the third state to break the 20-million mark. It follows California with 39.1 million people and Texas with 27.5 million.

The data, which is compiled each year, is a snap-shot of all 50 states as of July 1.

Overall, the United States’ population rose by 0.79 percent to 321.4 million. However seven states saw population decrease: Illinois, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, Maine, Vermont and New Mexico.

 

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