The latest US Census Bureau estimates on population growth show that Leon County population increased 0.43% from 2017 to 2018. The estimate indicates that Leon County added 1,255 people.
The Leon County growth rate of 0.43% ranks last among the 36 Florida counties with a 2018 population of over 100,000.
The growth rate ranks 54th among all 67 Florida counties.
See table below for data on all Florida counties.
The Census Bureau data shows that Florida added 322,500 people from 2017 to 2018 for a growth rate of 1.54%.
The data indicates that population totals in Jefferson County grew by 1.0%, while the Wakulla County population increased by 1.12%.
Gadsden County was one of seven counties in Florida that experienced a negative growth rate in population with a decline of 0.17%.
Post Recession Growth
From 2010 to 2018, the Leon County population increased by 16,333 for a growth rate of 5.99%. This growth rate ranked 34th when compared to the 36 large counties.
During this period, Florida’s population increased by 13.0%.
For surrounding counties, post recession growth rates were 5.31% for Wakulla, -3.16% for Jefferson and – 3.97% for Gadsden.