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Florida's population

The last time the federal government asked about citizenship status on the U.S. census was 1950. Now federal officials plan to do it again in 2020.

Population growth in Florida is below projected census expectations and is slowing down overall. 

Hurricane Evacuation On Florida’s Highways Under Construction

May 31, 2016
Matthew Peddie/WMFE / WMFE

Florida’s population along the coast has boomed in the eleven years since the last hurricane hit. That combined with miles of construction on major highways could make evacuating ahead of a storm an even bigger headache this hurricane season.