BEBR

FAQ

The Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) began making population estimates for Florida and its counties in the 1950s, formally establishing the Population Program in 1972 when BEBR received the first of a continuous series of annual contracts from the State of Florida to produce the state’s official city and county population estimates.

The Population Program continues to produce Florida’s official city, county, and state population estimates each year. These estimates are used for state revenue-sharing and many other planning, budgeting, and analytical purposes. The program also produces estimates of households and average household size and projections by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin for the state and each county.

Members of the Population Program work on a variety of demographic research projects and publish the results in books, monographs, scholarly journals, and technical reports. They also make presentations on Florida’s demographic trends to business, government, and civic groups throughout the state and respond to many telephone requests for demographic data and analysis.

BEBR is Florida’s representative to the Federal-State Cooperative Programs for Population Estimates and Projections, and works closely with the U.S. Census Bureau to improve the quality of demographic data in Florida. Over the years, staff members have served on the Federal-State Cooperative Programs for Population Estimates and Projections, the U.S. Census Bureau Advisory Committee, the National Research Council’s Panel to Evaluate Alternative Census Methodologies, the Board of Directors of the Southern Demographic Association, and the Population Association of America’s Committee on Applied Demography.

Where can I find current population estimates for Florida’s cities, counties, and unincorporated areas?
 
Contracted by the Florida Legislature, BEBR annually publishes the state’s official population estimates for the state, counties, municipalities, and unincorporated areas of Florida in Florida Estimates of Population, a 60-page booklet of Florida population tables and figures.
   
Does BEBR produce population estimates for other geographic areas?
 
BEBR annually produces and publishes population estimates for the state, counties, municipalities, and unincorporated areas. We can also provide customized population estimates for other geographic areas such as utilities, TAZs, zip codes or custom boundaries; please contact us for pricing information. See the Population Services page for more details.
 
 
Do you have comparative census population figures?
 
Florida Estimates of Population provides comparative census data from the 2010 census and county-level census data from the 1990, 2000, and 2010 censuses conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
 
 
Do you have population projections?
 
Yes, we annually publish low, medium, and high state- and county-level population projections based on the latest population estimates in five-year increments to the year 2045 as part of our Florida Population Studies series in Florida Population Studies: Projections of Florida Population by County, an 8-page publication..
 
 
Do you have population projections for cities, utilities, zip codes or Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZs)?
 
BEBR annually produces and publishes population projections for the state and the 67 counties in Florida. We can also provide customized population projections for other geographic areas such as cities, utilities, TAZs, zip codes, or custom boundaries; please contact us for pricing information. See the Population Services page for more details.
 
 
Where can I find population estimates and projections broken down by various demographic groups?
 
State and county population census counts, estimates, and projections by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin are published in five-year increments to the year 2045 in Florida Population Studies: Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties. Age groups include: 0–4, 5–17, 18–24, 25–54, 55–64, 65–79, and 80+. Racial/ethnic categories include: All races, non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic.
 
 
Where can I find more age and race detail?
 
Detailed state and county population census counts, estimates, and projections for five-year age groups for seven racial/ethnic categories are published in five-year increments to the year 2045 in Detailed Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties. Age groups include: 0–4, 5–9, 10–14, 15–19, 15–17, 18–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70–74, 75–79, 80–84, and 85 and over. Racial/ethnic categories include: All races, non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, white, black, and non-white.
 
 
Do you have Florida household data?
 
BEBR produces and publishes state- and county-level household data as part of its Florida Population Studies: Number of Households and Average Household Size in Florida. This four-page bulletin features a methodology and trend discussion along with a tabular presentation of the number of households and average household size for the current year. Comparative census data from the 2000 and 2010 censuses conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau are also provided.
 
 
What is the Florida Population Studies series?
 
The Florida Population Studies series is comprised of three annual bulletins: Number of Households and Average Household Size in Florida; Projections of Florida Population by County; and Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties.
 
 
What are the release dates for the BEBR estimates and projections?
 
The BEBR estimates and projections are normally released as follows:
  • Florida Estimates of Population: mid to late October (Table 1. Estimates of Population by County and City in Florida).
  • Florida Estimates of Population: late December/early January (publication and additional tables).
  • Florida Number of Households and Average Household Size: late December/early January.
  • Florida County Population Projections: release date depends on scheduling of the Demographic Estimating Conference (DEC) supporting the General Appropriations Act (http://edr.state.fl.us/Content/conferences/population/index.cfm); the release date is 60 days following the DEC (usually in April).
  • Florida Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: late June/early July.
 
 
What other services does the BEBR Population Program provide?
 
We provide customized demographic analyses and geographic information system (GIS) consulting services; please contact us for pricing information. See the Population Services page for more details.


Is there a charge for the BEBR population and household estimates, and the BEBR population projections?

The BEBR population and household estimates published in: Florida Estimates of Population and Florida Population Studies: Number of Households and Average Household Size in Florida , and the BEBR population projections published in Florida Population Studies: Projections of Florida Population by County , Florida Population Studies: Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties and Detailed Population Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Florida and Its Counties are available for download free of charge. Customized population projections for other geographic areas such as cities or zip codes can also be provided; please contact us for pricing information. See the Population Services page for more details.
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