Monday, March 21, 2011
CENSUS: FLORIDA HAD 7TH CONSECUTIVE
DECADE OF DOUBLE-DIGIT POPULATION GROWTH
Florida remains one of the top places to move to in the United States. The US population grew by 9.7%, and Sunshine State residents grew by 17.6 percent with a 2.8MM increase in residents between 2000 and 2010.
This growth swelled despite a high rate of unemployment and a housing slump. While 1.7MM new residential units were built over the past decade, the number of vacant properties climbed nearly 63% during the same time frame, according to the New York Times.