Census: Latest data show Florida population growth third highest


More than 250,000 new residents, 256,000 to be exact, called Florida home during a 15-month period ending July 1, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday in the first post-2010 Census population update. Florida had the third highest numeric gain during the period, following Texas (529,000) and California (438,000). Overall, the nation grew at its slowest rate since the mid-1940s, adding 2.8 million over the 15-month period, to 311.6 million. Its growth of 0.92 percent between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011. Only three states, Rhode Island, Michigan, Maine, lost population during the period.

Via The News Service of Florida.