Central Florida A Major Destination For New Residents

The 2016 census has concluded that the central Florida region is a hot spot for new residents.

As a matter of fact, Central Florida has been one of the fastest growing regions in the country for the better half of a decade due to the temperate climate, relatively low-cost of living, and new jobs being added.

Specifically speaking, Orlando has been one of the recipients of thousands of new residents yearly for the past few decades. More recently, high-tech jobs have been relocating from Silicon Valley to the Orlando area in part to the high number of tech start ups in the area.

According to the 2016 census, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area grew from 2,382,132 to 2,441,257, an increase of 59,125 residents.

The below graphic, shows that Florida, east Texas, Arizona, and the northwest are receiving the most residents, while many northern states are losing residents such as New York, Connecticut, and the DC metro area.

On the Move
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Source: U.S. Census

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