Florida population expected to grow a little more slowly

Florida’s population growth is slowing modestly as deaths outpace births and as a rush of people moving from other states during the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

Still, with an estimated 22.25 million residents as of April 1, Florida continues to see population increases that are roughly equivalent to adding a city the size of Orlando each year, according to a new state report.

The report by economists, sitting as what is known as the Demographic Estimating Conference, revised the state’s growth…