How many people moved to Florida this past year?

March 29, 2023

According to latest data from the U.S. Census, Florida ranks #1 in total net migration, which measures the difference between the number of people moving in and the number of people moving out of a state. From July 2021-July 2022, nearly 444,500 people moved to Florida, which compared to the previous year was a gain of 185,000, the largest year-over-year impact of residents moving.

Florida also ranked #1 in domestic migration, #2 in international migration, and #1 with the most people moving in per day at 1,218. Texas followed Florida in both total net migration (349,575) and most people moving in per day (958).  Florida’s total population has reached more than 22.2 million and sits third in the nation behind California and Texas, previously surpassing New York.  

New York and California, two of the biggest markets to the South and South-Central regions, experienced the largest out migration, followed by Illinois. 

Every year, the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program (PEP) measures population change since the date of the last decennial census using administrative records and other data. The Census typically measures migration from July 1 of one year through June 30th of the next (e.g., July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 which represents the 2021-2022 migration period). View our full 2021-2022 net migration report here.