Survey Shows More People Moving Into Florida Than Leaving
Governor Rick Scott is touting Florida as a top destination to live, after a recent U.S. Census survey shows the state as one of most common places people choose to move to. The survey also showed more people moving into the state than out, from places like New York and Georgia.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 498, 597 people moved to Florida last year compared the roughly 437,202 who left the state. Chief of the Census Bureau’s Journey-to-Work and Migration Statistics Branch Alison Fields says that’s a positive sign.
“This is the third year Florida has seen more people moving in than moving out of the state, after it had shown some net-losses for the previous years,” said Fields.
The most common moves to the state came from New York with 59,288 people and Georgia with about 38,658 people. Fields says trends show people are moving to high populated places, like Florida.
The nation’s overall mover rate has increased from a record low of 11.6-percent and increased to 12 in 2012. Most of those moves were within the same state.
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