Population shifts alter district maps and who represents you
By: Erik Bojnansky Miami Times Senior Writer
“Miami-Dade is still the most populous county in Florida, but according to the results of the 2020 Census, its population isn’t growing as fast as most of its neighbors. And the places where the population is increasing the most are miles away from Miami’s urban core or densely developed coastline.
Those factors will impact redistricting in the coming months. That means there’s a decent chance someone else will be representing you in the U.S. House of Representatives, Florida Legislature, Miami-Dade County Commission, school board, and maybe even your municipal council or commission.
As of April 1, 2020, Miami-Dade had a population of 2.7 million, just an 8.2% increase from April 2010. Most population growth took place in southern and western parts of the county like Doral (up 66%), Naranja (up 63%), Sweetwater (up 43%) and Homestead (up 33%). That resulted in Miami-Dade County’s District 8, represented by Danielle Cohen-Higgins, swelling by 43,370 people, the most of any of the county’s 13 districts…”