Cities in Florida

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This page contains a list of cities in Florida, and other information about local governments.

Florida allows municipal charter cities and counties. There are 66 total counties in Florida. Of those 66:[1]

There are 410 total municipalities in Florida. All 410 are Charter/Home rule cities.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Florida consists of:

  • 67 county governments (this includes Jacksonville, a consolidated city-county, which is listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as a city government).
  • 410 city governments.
  • In addition, there are 983 special districts and 95 independent school districts.[2]

City classifications:

All 410 cities in Florida are classified as charter cities.

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Florida

The local units of government in Florida that make the initiative process available are:

  • Charter cities, all 410 of which have a state mandated initiative and referendum process for charter amendments.
  • Charter counties, which have the authority for the creation of an initiative and referendum process for charter amendment. All 20 have exercised this power and have some form of initiative and referendum in their charters.[3]

10 most populated cities

List of Most Populated Cities in Florida
City[4] Population City Type Next election
Jacksonville 827,908 Consolidated City-County Charter 11/4/2014[5]
Miami 408,750 Charter 11/3/2015[6]
Tampa 346,037 Charter 11/4/2014[7]
St. Petersburg 244,997 Charter 11/4/2014[8]
Orlando 243,195 Charter 5/6/2014 (runoff)[9]
Hialeah 229,969 Charter 2015[10]
Tallahassee 182,965 Charter 11/4/2014[11]
Fort Lauderdale 168,528 Charter 11/4/2014[12]
Port St. Lucie 166,149 Charter 11/4/2014[13]
Pembroke Pines 157,594 Charter 3/8/2016[14]

Full list of cities

See also: List of Florida cities
A guide to local ballot initiatives
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As of the 2010 Census, there were 410 incorporated cities and towns in Florida. A full list of cities in Florida is available here.

See also