Florida is well known for its popular metropolis areas. Its cities are each unique and well known for their specialties.
The largest cities in Florida are:
1. Jacksonville: This city was incorporated in 1832 making it Florida’s first city! It has a population of 821,784 and consumes 885 square miles. 2. Miami: Known for its beaches and night life, Miami was introduced to Florida as a city in 1896 and has a population of 400,000 spanning only 55 square miles. 3. Tampa: Incorporated in 1855, this city has a population of 340,000 and covers just over 170 square miles. 4. St. Petersburg: With a population of 245,000 covering 133 square miles, this city was the first of the 20th century with its birthday dated to 1903. 5. Orlando: Known for the world famous, Disney World, this city has 240,000 occupants across a hundred square miles. 6. Hialeah: With about 225,000 people living in this city, it is surprising that it is not better known! 7. Tallahassee: One of the older cities, Incorporated in 1825, this city is filled with rich history. It is home to over 181,000 Florida inhabitants. 8. Fort Lauderdale: Covering only 36 square miles, this city is home to over 165,000 occupants. 9. Port Saint Lucie: Founded most recently, in 1961, and covering a small 77 square miles, over 164,000 people call this port town home. 10. Pembroke Pines: Also founded recently, 1960, this quaint city is home to 155,000 people, and only spans across 34 square miles.
The major metropolitan areas include:
Miami: Population 5,564,635 Tampa Bay: Population 2,783,243 Orlando: Population 2,134,411 Jacksonville: Population 1,345,596 Bradenton-Sarasota: 702,281