Florida has officially passed New York as the nation’s third most populous state.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida’s population significantly grew to 19.9 million in just one year, passing New York’s 19.7 million mark.

Florida’s population grew by 293,000 to 19.9 million between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. New York increased its population by 51,000 to 19.7 million.

Last year, New York narrowly edged Florida by 98,267 people — forestalling what demographers, and many New Yorkers, knew was inevitable.

California remains the country’s largest state with 38.8 million residents. Texas is second with 27 million.


About Brian Heafy

After a 30 year career in the information technology/professional services industry Brian began his second career as a real estate professional in 2012.

Brian began his career in 1982 with the United States Marine Corps as a systems analyst providing software project management and implementation services to Marine Corps Aviation Logistics Squadrons in Iwakuni, Japan and later as a defense contractor assigned as lead technical program manager to the Navy Management Systems Support Office in San Diego.

Brian went on to serve as technology manager for the City of Coral Springs, then joined a publicly traded government (ERP) software and professional services provider in Lake Mary, Florida as VP of the company’s Public Safety & Justice Systems group where he and his teams supported over 450 small, medium and large Police, Fire, Courts and EMS agencies across the U.S. and Caribbean. Brian also served in technology management positions supporting commercial off the shelf software enterprise resource management systems finance and administration application software and public safety and justice systems application software projects for the City of Orlando and Orange County Clerk of Courts.

Brian’s in-depth understanding of governmental operations and contract management is a benefit to his real estate clients, so much of what gets accomplished in today’s real estate industry deals with understanding government databases, brokerage disclosures, banking and governmental regulations each with their own set of established procedures – at all levels of government (local, county, state, federal).

Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Barry University. A Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker and member of the Greater Orlando Regional Realtors Association, member of the Marine Corps Association and former Web Sergeant for the United States Marine Corps League in Orlando, Florida. A native Floridian Brian and his wife Yoshiko have been married over 32 years and have two grown children.