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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Did Florida's Population Growth Hit A Wall?

In an article published today, Anthony Cormier of Sarasota Herald Tribune writes:
For years, Florida municipalities routinely dominated the list of the Census Bureau's fastest-growing U.S. cities. 

No more.

The latest census population estimates released Tuesday show that no Florida city with more than 100,000 people ranked in the country's top 75 for growth last year. It represents a stunning reversal in the state's recent demographic history and signals the challenges Florida faces trying to rebuild a growth-based economy when growth is largely absent.

Measured over the past 10 years, nine Florida cities ranked among the top 100 fastest growing in the nation, with four in the top 35. But in 2008-09, the subject of the newest census report, Orlando was the only Florida city with more than 100,000 people among the top 100 fastest growing.  |
original article here

There is much talk about population in Palm Coast and Flagler County, too.  Flagler County is hoping that the 2010 Census is going to prove that the population in the county has increased to over 100,000.

Recent coverage in Fortune Magazine, CNN, and CNNmoney showed that Flagler County is still in the top-10 in the nation for growth in the last 10 years (between 2000 and 2009).

Are you a resident of Flagler County? What are your thoughts? Will the population growth in Palm Coast and Flagler County continue?

1 comment:

  1. No I believe Palm Coast has hit a wall. Recently I have seen people leaving the city, so it is now balancing out. Until the infrastructure of Palm Coast is changed from retirement community to prosperous city, the population isn't changing much from what it is now. Really think about it, what retirement community can you think of that has more than 100,000 residents in it.


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