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Old 01-14-2007, 05:49 PM
Location: Central FL
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"Florida tops nation in number of new residents from other states" - Between 2000 and 2004 763,576 people moved to Florida from other states, making Florida the country's leader in the number of new residents from other states. The article cites jobs and the climate as reasons why people move to Florida.
Tallahassee Deomocrat - 4/22/06

"Port St. Lucie--nation's fastest growing city" - Census Bureau statistics show Port St. Lucie was the fastest-growing city in the nation among those with populations of more than 100,000.
Palm Beach Post

Immigration is certainly contributing to the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. population," Jacobsen said Wednesday. "The share of the population who will be Asian and the share who will be Hispanic is projected to double between 2000 and 2050."

However, she said, "it is important to note that the share of the population that was foreign-born was higher [13 percent to 15 percent] during the whole period from 1860 to 1920 than it is today. One pattern that is different today is that immigrants are increasingly dispersed in communities across the U.S."

The Population Reference Bureau noted in its report that traditional "gateway" states such as New York, New Jersey, California, Texas and Florida have long been a "first stop" for immigrants.

"But increasingly, immigrants don't go to traditional gateway states at all," Jacobsen said. Some go directly to relatives in destinations such as North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia.
CNN - 10/17/06

Currently Florida’s net average daily population growth is 1,060 people per day. Daily migration into Florida is actually 1,890. About 945 people leave Florida while the birth rate minus death rate is brings an additional 115 persons. The average age of persons moving to Florida may be younger than most would guess. The breakdown per age group is as follows:
8.3% are ages 14-15
6.8% are ages 15-24
9.2% are ages 25-34
11.8% are ages 35-44
14.9% are ages 45-54
24.4% are ages 55-64
24.6% are ages 65+

Florida’s strong job market is a major factor in attracting those under 55 years old. The ten states from which Florida receives most of it’s growth are New York, Georgia, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas, Illinois and North Carolina.
BEBR.ufl.edu 5/10/06
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