South Florida population grows to 5.8 million
By Dana Williams, SunSentinel
March 27, 2014
A steady flow of overseas migration helped push South Florida's population up 4.4 percent between 2010 and 2013, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.
The region had an estimated 5.8 million residents in 2013, allowing it to remain the nation's eighth-largest metropolitan area. Here's the breakdown:
Broward County had 1.84 million residents, compared with 1.75 million in 2010. The biggest driver was international immigration, which accounted for 39,565 new residents. Domestic migration added 25,965 while natural population increase (the number of births minus deaths) boosted it by 20,026.