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Four Southwest Florida metro areas among most moved-to in America

Posted at 10:00 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 10:00:57-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A national business publication has compiled a list of the Top 20 American metro areas that people are moving to. And four cities in Southwest Florida made the cut.

Business Insider used Census Bureau data to determine which metro areas in the U.S. saw the largest net migration between 2010 and 2018.

Florida is well-represented on the list, with 11 entries.

Punta Gorda came in at #3, with a 22.8% increase in population during that time period.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers was #4, with a 21.9% increase.

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton was #5 with a 20.1% increase.

And Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island was #11 with a 17.5% increase.

Florida’s The Villages topped the list, with an amazing 46.7% population increase during that period.

See the full list here.