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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
  2. Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
  3. Orlando - Kissimmee - Sanford
  4. Jacksonville
  5. North Port - Sarasota - Bradenton
  6. Cape Coral – Fort Myers
  7. Lakeland – Winter Haven
  8. Deltona – Daytona Beach – Ormond Beach
  9. Palm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville
  10. Pensacola - Ferry Pass - Brent

Source: Wikipedia

Florida's 10 Largest Regions by Population