Florida's population Miami-Dade School Board Member: Immigrants' Fear Of Deportation Could Lead To Inaccurate Census By Jessica Bakeman • Jul 10, 2018 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. Florida Population Growth Slowing, But Puerto Rican's Help Keep Numbers Up By Noah Hertz • Jul 10, 2018 Population growth in Florida is below projected census expectations and is slowing down overall. Hurricane Evacuation On Florida’s Highways Under Construction By Catherine Welch of WMFE • 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.