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List of Counties in Florida

A county is an administrative subdivision of a US state or territory. As of 2022, Florida is divided into 67 counties. Of the 67 counties in Florida, 65 are governed under a charter and two are incorporated municipalities.

The average population of Florida’s counties is 325,091; Miami-Dade County is the most populous (2,662,777) and Liberty County is the least (7,900). The average land area is 805 sq. mi. The largest county is Palm Beach County (2,034 sq mi) and the smallest is Union County (240 sq mi).

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Florida Counties by Population

#CountyPopulation 2021Area (sq. mi.)
1Miami-Dade County2,662,7771,946
2Broward County1,930,9831,209
3Palm Beach County1,497,9872,034
4Hillsborough County1,478,1941,051
5Orange County1,422,746908
6Duval County999,935774
7Pinellas County956,615280
8Lee County787,976804
9Polk County753,5201,875
10Brevard County616,6281,018
11Pasco County584,067745
12Volusia County564,4121,106
13Seminole County470,093308
14Sarasota County447,057572
15Manatee County412,703741
16Osceola County403,2821,322
17Lake County395,804953
18Collier County385,9802,026
19Marion County385,9151,579
20St. Lucie County343,579572
21Escambia County322,390664
22Leon County292,817667
23St. Johns County292,466609
24Alachua County279,238874
25Clay County222,361601
26Okaloosa County213,255936
27Hernando County200,638478
28Charlotte County194,843694
29Santa Rosa County193,9981,016
30Bay County179,168764
31Indian River County163,662503
32Martin County159,942556
33Citrus County158,083584
34Sumter County135,638546
35Flagler County120,932485
36Highlands County103,2961,028
37Nassau County94,189652
38Monroe County82,170997
39Walton County80,0691,058
40Putnam County74,167722
41Columbia County70,385797
42Jackson County47,694916
43Suwannee County44,485688
44Levy County44,1581,118
45Gadsden County43,714516
46Hendry County40,3131,153
47Okeechobee County40,266774
48Wakulla County34,690607
49DeSoto County34,408637
50Baker County28,715585
51Bradford County28,540293
52Washington County25,436580
53Hardee County25,425637
54Taylor County21,8151,042
55Holmes County19,784482
56Gilchrist County18,360349
57Madison County18,288692
58Dixie County17,102704
59Union County16,335240
60Jefferson County14,555598
61Gulf County14,363565
62Hamilton County13,993515
63Calhoun County13,641567
64Franklin County12,572534
65Glades County12,234774
66Lafayette County8,382543
67Liberty County7,900836

Source: US Census report 2021

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Largest counties in Florida by area

The Largest county by Land Area in Florida is Palm Beach County with an area of 2,034 sq. miles. Collier County with an area of 2,026 sq. mi. comes next followed by Miami-Dade County  (1946 sq. mi.)

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#CountyArea (sq. mi.)
1Palm Beach County2,034
2Collier County2,026
3Miami-Dade County1,946
4Polk County1,875
5Marion County1,579
6Osceola County1,322
7Broward County1,209
8Hendry County1,153
9Levy County1,118
10Volusia County1,106
Smallest County in Florida by area

The smallest county by area in Florida is Union County with an area of 240 square miles.

#CountyArea (sq. mi)
1Union County240
2Pinellas County280
3Bradford County293
4Seminole County308
5Gilchrist County349

source: US Census report 2021

Most densely populated Counties in Florida

The most densely populated county in Florida is Pinellas County, with 3416 people per sq. mi. Next comes Broward County with 1598 people per sq. mi followed by Orange County (1577/ sq.mi)

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(people/sq. mi)
1Pinellas County3416.48
2Broward County1597.17
3Orange County1566.9
4Seminole County1526.28
5Hillsborough County1406.46
6Miami-Dade County1368.33
7Duval County1291.91
8Lee County980.07
9Pasco County783.98
10Sarasota County781.57
Least Populated County in Florida
(people/ sq. mi)
1Liberty County9.45
2Lafayette County15.44
3Glades County15.81
4Taylor County20.94
5Franklin County23.54

source: US Census 2021

Top Cities in Florida

There are 267 cities, 123 towns, and 21 villages in the U.S. state of Florida, a total of 411 incorporated municipalities. The largest city in Florida by population is Jacksonville, with over 900,000 individuals in the area. It’s followed by Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and St. Petersburg.

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