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What are Florida's 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas?

Discover the largest regions of Florida by population size.

When researching potential areas of Florida to move to, knowing and understanding the population of each region may be an important factor to consider. If you're seeking a more relaxed retirement lifestyle with less traffic in general, popular small cities include Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers and Pensacola. If you're younger and seeking a larger metropolitan area offering more employment opportunities, professional sports teams and nightlife, the regions of Tampa Bay, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale or Miami are strong options to consider.

To view the fastest growing cities in Florida that people are moving to, be sure check out our Top Growth Cities in Florida list for 2021.

Largest Florida Metropolitan Areas

  1. Miami - Fort Lauderdale - West Palm Beach
    6,138,333
  2. Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
    3,175,275
  3. Orlando - Kissimmee - Sanford
    2,673,376
  4. Jacksonville
    1,605,848
  5. North Port - Sarasota - Bradenton
    833,716
  6. Cape Coral – Fort Myers
    760,822
  7. Lakeland – Winter Haven
    725,046
  8. Deltona – Daytona Beach – Ormond Beach
    668,921
  9. Palm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville
    606,612
  10. Pensacola - Ferry Pass - Brent
    509,905

Source: Wikipedia

Florida's 10 Largest Regions by Population