Census names South Florida’s fastest-growing cities
New city-level population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 23 show Doral lost its long-running title as the fastest-growing incorporated city within Miami-Dade County between 2017 and 2018.
The title instead went to North Miami, which recorded a 3.2 percent growth rate between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. North Miami added 2,000 residents in that period for a total population of just under 63,000. Sweetwater and Miami Lakes came in second and third place in terms of growth rate, at 2.8 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Doral, which had been the top gainer for the last several years, only grew 1.5 percent in the last year, down substantially from 4.4 percent in 2017.
The City of Miami itself grew by 1.9 percent for a total headcount of 470,914 as of last July. While the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach metro area is still the most populous in Florida, Jacksonville still claims the top spot for the most populous city with an estimated 904,000 residents.
Miami Agent Magazine