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Top US Cities Attracting Population Growth, with Florida Metros Leading the Way


Apr 3, 2024

Eight Florida cities were among the top 12 metros with positive net domestic migration rates. Wildwood-The Villages in Florida had the highest rate per 1,000 people, showing that Florida cities remain popular destinations for movers across the US. Wildwood-The Villages also led the way for overall population growth among metros, with a 4.7% increase in population from July 1, 2022, to the following July.

Business Insider analyzed US metros with the most positive net domestic migration, referring to areas where more people were moving in than out from different locations in the US. The latest data from the Census Bureau for the period of July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023 revealed that Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas had the highest positive net domestic migration among metros, followed by Houston-Pasadena-The Woodlands in Texas and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater in Florida.

When taking into account metro population sizes as of July 1, 2022, Wildwood-The Villages stood out with a thriving net domestic migration rate. Despite having a net domestic migration value of 8,684, the rate per 1,000 people was around 60, the highest among metros. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, came next with a rate per 1,000 people around 39.

In conclusion, Florida cities like Wildwood-The Villages continue to attract movers from across the US, making them popular destinations for those seeking new opportunities and a change of scenery.

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