The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released its 2020 Census Profile of Florida, offering an in-depth look at how Florida’s Latino population grew across the state and in its 10 largest counties over the last decade. Additionally, the report provides a granular look at population growth by age and ethnicity and features charts and graphics illustrating Latino population growth compared to the overall population growth.
The report finds that increases in Florida’s Latino population accounted for over half (53.8 percent) of the state’s total population growth between 2010 and 2020.
Key findings include:
- Between 2010 and 2020, Florida’s total population grew from 18.8 million to 21.5 million, an increase of 14.6 percent.
- During the same period, Florida’s Latino population grew from 4.2 million to 5.7 million — an increase of 34.9 percent — leading the Latino share of the state’s population to grow from 22.5 percent to 26.5 percent.
- In 2020, 1.4 million Latinos were under 18, and 4.3 million were 18 and older. Nearly one-third (32.5 percent) of all Floridians under 18 are Latino.
- In 2020, over three-quarters (76.5 percent) of Florida Latinos live in the state’s 10 largest counties, with 32.6 percent residing in Miami-Dade County.
- Most of Florida’s 10 largest cities also have significant Latino populations. For example, in Hialeah (Miami-Dade County), 94.0 percent of residents are Latino.