Miami-Dade County Just Overtook Brooklyn to Become America's Seventh Most Populous County

Miami-Dade County saw its population grow by 58,331 residents between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 according to the United State Census. That adds up to the fourth largest numeric growth by any county in the country. These estimates also make Miami-Dade the seventh largest county by population in the nation.

Meanwhile, the entirety of the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metropolitan area saw an increase of 105,490 residents in the same time. That's the sixth-biggest numeric increase in the country for a metro area.

Only Harris County, Texas (Houston), Los Angeles County, California, and Maricopa County, Arizona (Phoenix) had bigger increases in the same time.

The growth estimates seem to indicate that Miami-Dade has now become the seventh-largest county by population. As of the last census estimate, Miami-Dade lagged at eighth place behind New York City's Kings County. That's better known as the borough of Brooklyn.

But now Miami-Dade's population sits at 2,554,766 people, compared to Brooklyn's 2,532,645. So, uh, congratulations people! One county that mixes annoyingly hip people with the working class has overtaken another county that mixes another type of annoyingly hip people with the working class!

On the metro area level, South Florida saw an increase of 105,490 people. That was the sixth biggest numeric growth behind the Dallas, Houston, D.C., NYC and LA areas respectively, and just ahead of Atlanta. South Florida remains the nation's eighth largest metro area.

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Kyle Munzenrieder