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UF report: Florida population grows 1 percent over past year

Florida's population is growing faster than during the recession but still at a modest pace compared with the years leading into the recession, a preliminary report from the University of Florida indicates.

Florida's population grew by 184,300 people, or almost 1 percent, between April 2012 and April 2013, UF's Bureau of Economic and Business Research reported Monday.

The preliminary statewide population estimate is 19,258,700, which is up about 457,400 from the 2010 census count of 18,801,300.

Between 2008 and 2009, during the height of the recession, Florida's population grew by only 74,000.

UF demographer Scott Cody estimated that about 70 percent of the growth came from net migration into Florida and the remainder from natural growth.

If growth continues to pick up, look for net migration as the reason, Cody said.

"Births and deaths don't change much," he added.

During Florida's pre-recession surge and housing boom, migration into Florida was responsible for as much as 90 percent of the state's overall growth.

The bureau produces the population estimates between census years to guide the state in revenue sharing among municipalities. Cody declined to release or analyze city and county data until they are reviewed by local officials. That data, he said, could change before final estimates are made Oct. 15.

Cody also said he preferred to look at changes in three-year increments rather than year-to-year snapshots.

From 2000 to 2003, Florida's population grew 6.2 percent. That dropped to growth of 1.9 percent between 2007 and 2010. Over the last three years, Florida's population has grown 2.4 percent.

Jeff Harrington can be reached at (727) 893-8242 or [email protected]

UF report: Florida population grows 1 percent over past year 08/05/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 5, 2013 7:16pm]
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