Report Shows Leon Population Growth Ranks Near Bottom of Florida’s Large Counties

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%).


4 Responses to "Report Shows Leon Population Growth Ranks Near Bottom of Florida’s Large Counties"

  1. Jon   March 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Im ok with this. We could even stand to lose some.

  2. Terry   March 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Are students counted in these numbers? If so, what were enrollment numbers during this time period?

  3. Claire Duchemin   April 5, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    So who is going to buy all the new homes buying built in Waulanee and now in Killearn under the city commission’s new scorched earth development policies?

  4. Mr. Curious   April 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Sorry. Disagree. And what is the population numbers based on? This county gets bigger and bigger. When most of our housing increases keep going up, it just doesn’t add up.I concur with previous poster….what is the criteria?


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