Boomtowns: Which Florida Cities Made The List?

More Americans are looking to boomtowns for a better job and quality of life.

There is no doubt that the past few years have brought upon some challenging economic times for many Americans. As a result, this has led to many people looking to relocate to boomtowns. Boomtowns refer to cities that experience rapid economic growth and development within a relatively short amount of time. Needless to say, this attracts many Americans in search of both a better job and overall quality of life. Checkr, an employee background-check firm, recently analyzed a roster of data, including some from the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis to determine the top high-growth metros in the country.

Factors in determining boomtowns

  • Population growth
  • GDP growth
  • Unemployment rate
  • Workforce growth
  • Poverty rate
  • Housing unit growth
  • Real personal income growth
  • Change in median age
  • Change in the total number of businesses
  • Percentage of high-earning residents (making more than $100,000)

Top boomtowns in Florida

The Sunshine State had 17 high-growth metro areas listed in the top 100. These Florida cities included:

  • #6. Destin
  • #11. Bradenton
  • #15. Palm Bay
  • #17. Jacksonville
  • #24. The Villages
  • #27. Punta Gorda
  • #28. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
  • #29. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
  • #30. Lakeland-Winter Haven
  • #31. Ocala
  • #36. Gainesville
  • #39. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
  • #43. Cape Coral-Fort Myers
  • #53. Naples-Marco Island
  • #58. Port St. Lucie
  • #61. Sebastian-Vero Beach
  • #69. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

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Needless to say, The Sunshine State continues to attract many Americans looking to enjoy the tropical climate along with a robust economy. In addition to more people looking to Florida as their destination, many more companies are also looking to The Sunshine State to relocate to.

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By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.