Florida Census data shows Trump counties gained 224,000 while Biden counties lost population – Tallahassee Reports
The latest release of US Census data shows Florida counties that voted for Trump in the 2020 presidential election gained 224,336 residents from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, while Florida counties that voted for Biden lost 13,140.
Late last year, the US Census reported that the largest net inward migration gains from 2020 to 2021 occurred in Florida (220,890), Texas (170,307) and Arizona (93,026) . The largest internal migration losses were recorded in California (-367,299), New York (-352,185) and Illinois (-122,460).
The latest US Census report, released on March 24, analyzed population dynamics in each of the 3,143 US counties.
The report shows that Florida (2) and Texas (5) have seven of the 10 counties in the United States with the highest numerical population growth.
An analysis of Florida counties found that 58 counties had population growth while nine had population declines.
Politically, of the 12 Florida counties Biden won, five of them lost a total population of 50,470. The remaining seven counties Biden won added 36,365.
By contrast, four of the 55 counties Trump won lost a total of 752 residents while 51 of the 55 counties Trump won added a population of 225,088.
Florida’s Democratic stronghold counties of Miami-Dade and Broward lost 29,600 and 10,500, respectively. The biggest numerical gains came in Polk County (24,000) and Lee County (23,000).
While some conservatives worry that the rise in migration to Florida is the result of disgruntled Democratic voters leaving liberal states, Florida’s voter registration numbers indicate that is not the case.
During the census analysis period – July 1, 2020 through July 2021 – Florida added 512,367 new voters. Data from the Florida Division of Elections shows that 213,286 of those new voters registered as Republicans, while 28,875 registered as Democrats.
Besides, Politics reported in late 2021 that “Republicans now hold a slight edge in voter registration over Democrats, just another sign the state is slipping away from its two-decade-old reputation as the largest state in the field. of the country’s battle. Politics also noted that it was “more bad news for Democrats as they try to bring down rising GOP star Governor Ron DeSantis next year.”
“You see people moving to states that value freedom,” DeSantis said during a breakfast at the National Conference of State Legislatures Nov. 5.
Ryan Tyson, a GOP consultant who regularly tracks voter registration numbers, said the data showed more new voters registered as Republicans than Democrats 18 over the past 19 months.
“The reality is that the state is changing,” Tyson said.
Republished with permission from Florida Capital Star.