Events Calendar

Current Weather

Manatee Road Watch

World Of Floors - For all your Flooring Needs and MORE! Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management Corn Hole Classic

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: Do you think that governments should be able to ban or tax paper and plastic bags in grocery stores as a way to offset the high costs of additional landfill space and incentivize shoppers to bring their own reusable ones?

 yes  no More polls »

I Promise Ad

Change Text Size: Larger  Smaller

News Section: State Government

Florida Set to Pass New York to Become No. 3 Largest State in U.S.

Published Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:04 am

BRADENTON – Florida continues to grow in population at a faster rate than most U.S. states, and new information suggests it is gradually moving toward a spot in the top 3 of the country's population heap.


According to Census Bureau data to be released on Monday, the population size of the state is expected to now be very close to that of New York's. Florida is expected to surpass the northern state by 2014 or 2015, trading its rank in population with New York from No. 4 to 3. 


As migrants and retirees continue to flood the Sunshine State, many are coming from places like New York, which has long suffered economically in areas of its upstate region. 


The increase in size could possibly up the amount of federal funding and grants that Florida would receive for infrastructure. When Florida does surpass New York in population, two more U.S. House seats may also be assigned to it.

Join the conversation post Facebook comments here or on our site at the bottom of article.


  In Addition to Facebook Comments You Can Also Post Comments Below

Non-Facebook Comments:

Click here to add a Non-Facebook comment to this page

 Sign up for our free news subscription - a great way to stay informed!

News World Round UpSports Roundup

Manatee Rural Health Certificate


Name Date
James Sexton April 17, 2014
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
All Obituaries

Bluehost ad for referral fees

Copyright © 2009 - 2014 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper |
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates