Population estimates released by the US Census Bureau shows that from 2010-2016 Leon county’s population growth ranked 32nd when compared to Florida’s 33 largest Florida counties.
Large counties were defined as having populations over 100,000.
Leon county’s population growth came in at 4.5% over the six year period, for an average annual growth rate of .75%.
This was ahead of only Citrus county’s 1.7% growth rate during the six year period.
During this period Leon county’s population increased by 12,342 people from 275,480 in 2010 to 287,822 in 2016.
At the state level Florida’s population grew by 9.6% from 2010 to 2016.
Comparing Leon county’s population growth to other comparable counties in North Florida, the estimates show that Okaloosa county lead the group with a 11.3% growth in population. Okaloosa was followed by Bay county (9.0%), Alachua (6.5%), Escambia (5.9%) and Leon (4.5%).