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Top US Cities That People Are Moving To, With a Focus on Florida Metros


Apr 3, 2024

Eight cities in Florida were among the top 12 in terms of positive net domestic migration rates among metros. One of these cities, Wildwood-The Villages in Florida, had the highest rate per 1,000 people. The Dallas metro area had the greatest total positive net domestic migration.

Florida continues to attract movers from across the United States, with cities like Wildwood-The Villages experiencing significant net domestic migration rates. Wildwood-The Villages also saw the highest overall population growth among metros from July 1, 2022, to the following July, with a 4.7% increase in population from 144,767. Business Insider analyzed US metros with the most positive net domestic migration, using data from the Census Bureau for the period of July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, led in positive net domestic migration among metros, with a value of 60,457. Other popular destinations included Houston-Pasadena-The Woodlands in Texas and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater in Florida, with net domestic migration values of 39,644 and 35,830 respectively. Adjusting for metro population sizes, Wildwood-The Villages stood out with a net domestic migration value of 8,684 and a rate per 1,000 people of around 60, the highest among metros. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, followed closely behind with a rate per 1,000 people of around 39 and net domestic migration of 15,061.

The US metros with the highest positive net domestic migration rates per 1,000 people are of particular interest for those tracking population trends and migration patterns.

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