#MarketWatchMonday Time! According to the New York Post, 54,039 adult inhabitants of New York, New Jersey, California, Illinois, and Connecticut moved to Florida during the first quarter of 2022. Furthermore, between April 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021, the population of Florida increased by 243,000 people, or 1.1 percent, from 21,538,000 to 21,781,000. If it hasn't already, the Sunshine State will surpass 22 million people in the second half of this year.