List of urbanized areas in Florida (by population)

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Map of Florida Urbanized Areas (2010)
Miami
Tampa
Orlando
Jacksonville

The United States Census Bureau defines an Urbanized Area to be "one or more places ('central place') and the adjacent densely settled surrounding territory ('urban fringe') that together have a minimum of 50,000 persons." There are a number of rules specifying what is included in the urban fringe, but it "generally consists of contiguous territory having a density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile".[1] Urbanized Areas often form the cores of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and as they comprise census tracts rather than local political subdivisions (counties, in Florida), they are generally smaller than the corresponding Metropolitan Statistical Area. A Metropolitan Statistical Area may have more than one Urbanized Area within its boundaries, and an Urbanized Area may extend into more than one Metropolitan Statistical Area. [2] As of 2010, the US Census Bureau has defined thirty Urbanized Areas in Florida.

Alphabetical List[edit]

The United States Census Bureau defines an Urbanized Area to be "one or more places ('central place') and the adjacent densely settled surrounding territory ('urban fringe') that together have a minimum of 50,000 persons." There are a number of rules specifying what is included in the urban fringe, but it "generally consists of contiguous territory having a density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile".[3] Urbanized Areas often form the cores of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and as they comprise census tracts rather than local political subdivisions (counties, in Florida), they are generally smaller than the corresponding Metropolitan Statistical Area. A Metropolitan Statistical Area may have more than one Urbanized Area within its boundaries, and an Urbanized Area may extend into more than one Metropolitan Statistical Area. [4] As of 2010, the US Census Bureau has defined thirty Urbanized Areas in Florida.[citation needed]

Population List[edit]

Rank Name Population Metro Areas
1 Miami 5,502,379 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale- Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area
2 Tampa-St. Petersburg 2,441,770 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
3 Orlando 1,510,516 Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4 Jacksonville 1,065,219 Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area
5 Sarasota-Bradenton 643,260 Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and Punta Gorda, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
6 Cape Coral 530,290 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
7 Palm Bay-Melbourne 452,791 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
8 Port St. Lucie 376,047 Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
9 Palm Coast-Daytona Beach-Port Orange 349,064 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
10 Pensacola 340,067 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area
11 Kissimmee 314,071 Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area
12 Bonita Springs 310,298 Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
13 Lakeland 262,596 Lakeland, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
14 Tallahassee 240,223 Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
15 Winter Haven 201,289 Lakeland, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
16 Fort Walton Beach-Navarre-Wright 191,917 Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
17 Gainesville 187,781 Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
18 Deltona 182,169 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
19 North Port-Port Charlotte 169,541 Punta Gorda, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
20 Ocala 156,909 Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
21 Sebastian-Vero Beach South-Florida Ridge 149,422 Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
22 Spring Hill 148,220 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
23 Panama City 143,280 Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
24 Leesburg-Eustis-Tavares 131,337 Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25 Lady Lake-The Villages 112,991 Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area and Sumter County
26 Homosassa Springs-Beverly Hills-Citrus Springs 80,962 Homosassa Springs, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
27 St. Augustine 69,173 Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area
28 Zephyrhills 66,609 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
29 Sebring-Avon Park 61,625 Sebring, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
30 Titusville 54,386 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area


References[edit]

  1. ^ US Census Bureau Urban and Rural definitions - URL retrieved August 22, 2006
  2. ^ State-sorted corrected list of Urbanized Areas as of 2002 - URL retrieved August 22, 2006
  3. ^ US Census Bureau Urban and Rural definitions - URL retrieved August 22, 2006
  4. ^ State-sorted corrected list of Urbanized Areas as of 2002 - URL retrieved August 22, 2006