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Florida is a beautiful place to live.  It’s safe to say A LOT of people feel that way now, especially after the last two years.

Florida is growing more and more every day, and while it may be good for the economy, the traffic, home prices and wait times may be stressful for those who have been here for their entire lives, or several years.

According to Stacker, from 2019 to 2020, the U.S. population grew by .35%. That’s actually its slowest rate since 1900. Experts attribute many different things to the change, including people having fewer children, more deaths as the Baby Boomer population ages and immigration crackdown. For the counties whose populations are growing, it’s often due to job opportunities, high quality of life, easy commutability to job centers and low rents, according to Stacker.

Stacker put together a list of the fastest-growing counties in Florida with data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The time period is from 2010 to 2020. Read on to see if your county is on the list via Stacker.

The data coming out for 2021 should be interesting.  Lee County will probably be number one after the growth over the last year.

  • #50. Dixie County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 563
    — #1,205 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +3.5%
    — #48 among counties in Florida, #1,092 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 16,759
    — #58 largest county in Florida, #1,986 largest county nationwide

  • #49. Hendry County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 589
    — #1,189 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +1.5%
    — #50 among counties in Florida, #1,352 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 39,619
    — #47 largest county in Florida, #1,190 largest county nationwide

  • #48. Union County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 772
    — #1,138 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +5.0%
    — #44 among counties in Florida, #933 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 16,147
    — #59 largest county in Florida, #2,025 largest county nationwide

  • #47. Franklin County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 981
    — #1,086 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +8.6%
    — #36 among counties in Florida, #646 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 12,451
    — #64 largest county in Florida, #2,246 largest county nationwide

  • #46. Gilchrist County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 1,181
    — #1,039 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +7.1%
    — #39 among counties in Florida, #756 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 17,864
    — #57 largest county in Florida, #1,927 largest county nationwide

  • #45. Washington County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 1,193
    — #1,035 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +4.9%
    — #45 among counties in Florida, #939 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 25,318
    — #53 largest county in Florida, #1,590 largest county nationwide

  • #44. Baker County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 1,711
    — #944 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +6.4%
    — #41 among counties in Florida, #811 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 28,259
    — #51 largest county in Florida, #1,487 largest county nationwide

  • #43. Highlands County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 2,428
    — #835 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +2.5%
    — #49 among counties in Florida, #1,225 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 101,235
    — #36 largest county in Florida, #598 largest county nationwide

  • #42. Levy County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 2,500
    — #825 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +6.2%
    — #42 among counties in Florida, #834 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 42,915
    — #45 largest county in Florida, #1,120 largest county nationwide

  • #41. Columbia County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 2,734
    — #797 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +4.1%
    — #47 among counties in Florida, #1,020 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 69,698
    — #41 largest county in Florida, #774 largest county nationwide

  • #40. Suwanee County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 2,799
    — #791 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +6.9%
    — #40 among counties in Florida, #777 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 43,474
    — #44 largest county in Florida, #1,107 largest county nationwide

  • #39. Wakulla County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 4,396
    — #666 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +15.0%
    — #24 among counties in Florida, #312 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 33,764
    — #49 largest county in Florida, #1,335 largest county nationwide

  • #38. Bay County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 8,418
    — #513 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +5.0%
    — #43 among counties in Florida, #926 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 175,216
    — #30 largest county in Florida, #378 largest county nationwide

  • #37. Monroe County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 9,809
    — #486 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +13.4%
    — #28 among counties in Florida, #371 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 82,874
    — #38 largest county in Florida, #693 largest county nationwide

  • #36. Citrus County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 13,157
    — #418 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +9.4%
    — #35 among counties in Florida, #595 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 153,843
    — #33 largest county in Florida, #442 largest county nationwide

  • #35. Martin County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 14,109
    — #392 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +9.8%
    — #34 among counties in Florida, #572 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 158,431
    — #32 largest county in Florida, #424 largest county nationwide

  • #34. Nassau County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 19,253
    — #340 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +27.1%
    — #8 among counties in Florida, #95 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 90,352
    — #37 largest county in Florida, #659 largest county nationwide

  • #33. Leon County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 21,789
    — #313 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +8.1%
    — #37 among counties in Florida, #691 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 292,198
    — #22 largest county in Florida, #242 largest county nationwide

  • #32. Walton County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 21,939
    — #312 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +41.1%
    — #4 among counties in Florida, #32 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 75,305
    — #39 largest county in Florida, #741 largest county nationwide

  • #31. Flagler County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 23,572
    — #301 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +25.7%
    — #9 among counties in Florida, #106 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 115,378
    — #35 largest county in Florida, #542 largest county nationwide

  • #30. Escambia County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 23,965
    — #295 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +8.0%
    — #38 among counties in Florida, #694 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 321,905
    — #21 largest county in Florida, #224 largest county nationwide

  • #29. Hernando County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 24,178
    — #293 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +14.2%
    — #26 among counties in Florida, #342 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 194,515
    — #27 largest county in Florida, #347 largest county nationwide

  • #28. Indian River County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 24,270
    — #292 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +17.9%
    — #17 among counties in Florida, #233 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 159,788
    — #31 largest county in Florida, #421 largest county nationwide

  • #27. Charlotte County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 27,462
    — #265 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +17.2%
    — #19 among counties in Florida, #254 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 186,847
    — #29 largest county in Florida, #357 largest county nationwide

  • #26. Okaloosa County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 29,592
    — #250 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +16.3%
    — #21 among counties in Florida, #274 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 211,668
    — #26 largest county in Florida, #324 largest county nationwide

  • #25. Clay County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 32,169
    — #234 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +17.3%
    — #18 among counties in Florida, #251 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 218,245
    — #25 largest county in Florida, #315 largest county nationwide

  • #24. Alachua County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 34,221
    — #223 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +14.0%
    — #27 among counties in Florida, #344 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 278,468
    — #23 largest county in Florida, #251 largest county nationwide

  • #23. Santa Rosa County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 40,162
    — #186 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +27.2%
    — #7 among counties in Florida, #93 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 188,000
    — #28 largest county in Florida, #355 largest county nationwide

  • #22. Pinellas County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 40,844
    — #182 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +4.4%
    — #46 among counties in Florida, #986 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 959,107
    — #7 largest county in Florida, #53 largest county nationwide

  • #21. Sumter County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 43,861
    — #168 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +51.1%
    — #2 among counties in Florida, #16 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 129,752
    — #34 largest county in Florida, #497 largest county nationwide

  • #20. Marion County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 49,075
    — #153 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +15.0%
    — #23 among counties in Florida, #308 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 375,908
    — #18 largest county in Florida, #191 largest county nationwide

  • #19. Seminole County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 53,526
    — #143 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +12.8%
    — #29 among counties in Florida, #401 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 470,856
    — #13 largest county in Florida, #153 largest county nationwide

  • #18. Volusia County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 57,490
    — #133 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +11.6%
    — #32 among counties in Florida, #461 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 553,543
    — #12 largest county in Florida, #125 largest county nationwide

  • #17. Sarasota County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 57,806
    — #132 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +15.4%
    — #22 among counties in Florida, #296 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 434,006
    — #14 largest county in Florida, #164 largest county nationwide

  • #16. Collier County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 58,821
    — #129 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +18.6%
    — #16 among counties in Florida, #219 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 375,752
    — #19 largest county in Florida, #192 largest county nationwide

  • #15. St. Lucie County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 59,567
    — #127 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +22.1%
    — #14 among counties in Florida, #151 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 329,226
    — #20 largest county in Florida, #217 largest county nationwide

  • #14. Brevard County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 66,029
    — #115 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +12.2%
    — #30 among counties in Florida, #428 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 606,612
    — #10 largest county in Florida, #113 largest county nationwide

  • #13. Manatee County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 81,091
    — #90 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +25.5%
    — #11 among counties in Florida, #110 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 399,710
    — #15 largest county in Florida, #180 largest county nationwide

  • #12. Lake County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 92,285
    — #74 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +31.6%
    — #5 among counties in Florida, #66 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 383,956
    — #17 largest county in Florida, #188 largest county nationwide

  • #11. St. Johns County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 92,801
    — #72 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +51.4%
    — #1 among counties in Florida, #15 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 273,425
    — #24 largest county in Florida, #254 largest county nationwide

  • #10. Pasco County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 105,377
    — #55 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +23.1%
    — #12 among counties in Florida, #138 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 561,891
    — #11 largest county in Florida, #123 largest county nationwide

  • #9. Osceola County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 130,125
    — #47 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +50.3%
    — #3 among counties in Florida, #17 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 388,656
    — #16 largest county in Florida, #183 largest county nationwide

  • #8. Polk County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 134,930
    — #43 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +22.9%
    — #13 among counties in Florida, #141 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 725,046
    — #9 largest county in Florida, #92 largest county nationwide

  • #7. Duval County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 140,719
    — #40 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +16.5%
    — #20 among counties in Florida, #269 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 995,567
    — #6 largest county in Florida, #50 largest county nationwide

  • #6. Lee County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 154,657
    — #36 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +25.5%
    — #10 among counties in Florida, #108 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 760,822
    — #8 largest county in Florida, #88 largest county nationwide

  • #5. Palm Beach County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 192,835
    — #27 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +14.8%
    — #25 among counties in Florida, #318 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 1,492,191
    — #3 largest county in Florida, #26 largest county nationwide

  • #4. Broward County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 210,236
    — #23 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +12.1%
    — #31 among counties in Florida, #434 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 1,944,375
    — #2 largest county in Florida, #17 largest county nationwide

  • #3. Miami-Dade County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 256,393
    — #18 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +10.5%
    — #33 among counties in Florida, #528 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 2,701,767
    — #1 largest county in Florida, #8 largest county nationwide

  • #2. Hillsborough County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 259,526
    — #17 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +21.6%
    — #15 among counties in Florida, #158 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 1,459,762
    — #4 largest county in Florida, #28 largest county nationwide

  • #1. Orange County

    – 2010 to 2020 population change: 313,814
    — #8 among all counties nationwide
    – 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +28.1%
    — #6 among counties in Florida, #86 among all counties nationwide
    – 2020 population: 1,429,908
    — #5 largest county in Florida, #29 largest county nationwide