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Florida tops 20 million in population



THE THIRD LARGEST STATE IN THE UNION — Prognosticators have been saying it for years: Florida will surpass 20 million in population.

Such projections are no longer necessary. The U.S. Census Bureau made it official Tuesday.

Florida's population in 2015 was 20,271,272.

Only California (39,144,818) and Texas (27,469,114) had more, according to the bureau.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:39pm]


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