Of Course We Are The Fastest Growing!!!!!!
It was 80 degrees here most of March 2015 are we really shocked that everyone wants to move here????
Southwest Florida is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent population estimates.Lee and Collier counties ranked in the top 10 of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas based on population increases from July 2013 to July 2014.
Collier (Naples) ranked No. 10 with an increase of 2.5 percent, adding an estimated 8,671 residents.
The Census Bureau attributed an overwhelming percentage of last year’s population increases in both counties to people relocating to Southwest Florida. These newcomers accounted for 90.4 percent of the population rise in Lee County and 88.8 percent in Collier.
Improved Southwest Florida employment outlooks are also likely influencing the population gains. In January, a 2015 metro jobs forecast released by the United States Conference of Mayors ranked Naples as No. 1 out of 363 markets with a projected 4 percent increase in employment growth, which represents 5,290 additional jobs. The Cape Coral-Fort Myers area ranked third with an expected 3.8 percent increase, an addition of 8,345 jobs.
Since 2010 Collier has added 27,257 residents during that same period, an 8.5 percent rise. The rates of growth have also been on an annual upswing, increasing from 2011’s percentage gains of 1.7 percent in Lee and 1.5 percent in Collier!!!!!