The Real Deal Miami

South Florida population will keep slumping

March 24, 2009 12:07PM

The University of Florida said Broward County leads the state in population loss, with nearly 13,000 fewer people expected to live in the county by 2010. The school’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research said Miami-Dade County is expected to gain about 3,500 people during the same period, while Monroe will lose 1,500. Statewide population growth is slowing to a trickle, with an expected net gain of just 37,000 people per year for 2008 through 2010 — the lowest gain in 60 years, said Stan Smith, director of the research bureau.