International Immigration Boosts Miami-Dade Population By 15%

January 10, 2020

Since 2010, Miami-Dade County has witnessed a significant population growth mostly fueled by international migration. The massive influx of foreign migrants indicates that approximately 15% of the county’s residents were not in the country ten years ago (or less).

Between 2010 and 2018, the county received 265,146 new foreign migrants, growing the population by 15.1 percent during that period.

Miami-Dade ranks second in the country for population growth by international migration, following Osceola County, which rose 15.9 percent (Osceola was fed by immigrants from Puerto Rico, which are counted as foreign by the Census Bureau). Miami-Dade was still leading ahead Osceola on a numeric basis, with Osceola reporting a total of just 42,640 international migrants.

Overall, the state of Florida ranks number one in the country for foreign migration. The increase is primarily focused in Miami and Orlando.

The numbers were published by the Census Bureau and first announced by Florida Politics.

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