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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Flagler County Featured in CNN / Money Again

Flagler County is featured in CNNmoney in an article titled "The Fastest Growing Counties in the US" on June 16th, with a follow up feature on June 18th.  The article indicates the growth rate since year 2000 has been 83.9%, putting Flagler County in the number 4 in the list of Top 10 Fasterst Growing Counties in the US.

The article mentions that retirees represent a good portion of Flagler County's demographic: The median age is 50, more than 10 years older than the state median and 13 years older than the U.S.; adding that Flagler was the nation's fastest growing county for three straight years this decade. Population growth has continued through the bust but at a slower pace, just 1% for the 12 months ended July 1 2009 after compiling 83% growth for the previous eight years.The residential stock covers a wide range, with million-dollar homes in gated, beachfront communities and more affordable residences inland.

Flagler is the only county from Florida to make the list. Both Georgia and Texas have two counties made the list. Here's the complete list of the Fastest Growing Counties:

#  1 - Kendall County, IL
#  2 - Pinal County, AZ
#  3 - Rockwall County, TX
#  4 - Flagler County, FL
#  5 - Loundoun County, VA
#  6 - Forsyth County, GA
#  7 - Lincoln County, SD
#  8 - Paulding County, GA
#  9 - Williamson County, TX
#10 - Douglas County, CO

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