Fort Myers/ Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Immokalee/Marco Island and Naples all placed in the top 20 where a huge number of people have been moving to…

According to Business Insider with information compiled from the Census;  lists the 20 US cities where everyone’s moving to since the start of the decade. South Florida is shown to be highly ranked as the spot to pick.

1. The Villages, Florida
2. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-North Carolina
3. Punta Gorda, Florida
4. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida,
5. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida,
6. Bend-Redmond, Oregon
7. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama
8. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
9. St. George, Utah
10. Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida
11. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida
12. Greeley, Colorado,
13. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
14. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
15. Midland, Texas
16. Port St. Lucie, Florida
17. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida,
18. Raleigh, North Carolina
19. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
20. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Using data from the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program, we found the US metropolitan areas with the highest net migration between 2010 and 2018, adjusted by the size of the 2010 metro area population. Net migration measures the number of people who moved into the metro area from some other part of the US or another country, minus the number of people who left the metro area over that period.

Reinforcing a theme we’ve seen in other measures, Americans are flocking to the South. An overwhelming majority of the top 20 metro areas for migration are in the south, with over half in Florida alone.

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A national business publication has compiled a list of the Top 20 American metro areas that people are moving to. And four cities in Southwest Florida made the cut.

Business Insider used Census Bureau data to determine which metro areas in the U.S. saw the largest net migration between 2010 and 2018. Florida is well-represented on the list, with 11 entries.

Punta Gorda came in at #3, with a 22.8% increase in population during that time period.
3. Punta Gorda, Florida, had net migration of 36,551 between 2010 and 2018 — 22.8% of the metro’s 2010 population of 159,978

Cape Coral-Fort Myers was #4, with a 21.9% increase.
4. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida, had net migration of 135,696 between 2010 and 2018 — 21.9% of the metro’s 2010 population of 618,754

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton was #5 with a 20.1% increase.
5. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, had net migration of 140,889 between 2010 and 2018 — 20.1% of the metro’s 2010 population of 702,281.

And Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island was #11 with a 17.5% increase.
11. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida, had net migration of 56,188 between 2010 and 2018 —17.5% of the metro’s 2010 population of 321,520.

Florida’s The Villages topped the list, with an amazing 46.7% population increase during that period

By:Andy Kiersz Sep. 20, 2019 and featured on Fox 4 morning News

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