- Stanley K. Smith, Ph.D.
- Scott Cody, M.B.A
Florida’s population has grown rapidly in recent decades, but growth rates have fluctuated considerably from one year to the next. For example, the state’s population grew by more than 400,000 between 2004 and 2005 but by less than 100,000 between 2008 and 2009. What caused this high degree of volatility? To answer this question, we must look at the components of growth.
Annual Population Change, Florida, 2000-2012