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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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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.