While all 67 counties in Florida saw 2016 total average daily prison populations in their county detention facilities exceed 100.0 per 100,000 of their total citizen populations, the highest figures of over 1,000.0 inmates per 100,000 citizen population were concentrated in counties among the smallest in total citizen population, including Baker, Gilchrist, and Glades Counties. Medium-sized Flagler County had the smallest relative inmate population at 130.2 per 100,000. The largest county by citizen population—Miami-Dade—had the second smallest relative inmate population at 135.7 per 100,000, followed immediately by the smallest county by citizen population—Lafayette—which came in with the third smallest relative inmate population at 158.7 per 100,000.
Average Daily Prison Population Per 100,000 Population in 2016
Source: Data compiled by FAC from the Florida Department of Corrections’ Bureau of Research and Data Analysis at: