Population Increase in Florida.
GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- An early estimate finds a slight population bump in Florida over the past year.
According to a preliminary report released by the University of Florida... the state's population grew by almost one percent.
The statewide estimate increased by almost 500 thousand since the 2010 census count.
Since 2010, the growth rate has gradually increased.
UF demographer Scott Cody says Florida's growth is primarily due to net migration... improvements in the economy... and the housing market.
While Cody's estimates are "point and time" with the current year… predictions for Florida's population are expected to grow.
"We have somebody who does do projections, and the projections are for the growth to continue to pick up," saod Cody.
Cody said the final numbers will be out in mid october.
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