The State of Florida Is About To Shine Over The Big Apple
Comparing Apples to Oranges, the Sunshine state is very close to approaching 20 million residents living in Florida. Sometime within the year, Florida will surpass New York in population becoming the nation’s third-most populated state.
Surprisingly, it is not the senior citizens that are driving this growth. A lot of Latin Americans are playing a huge role in Florida’s growth and migrating to the South Florida area. A heavy amount of migrants outside of the 50 state was from the Caribbean to the Miami area. Also, nondomestic migrants represented a quarter of Florida’s new movers in 2013. Florida is known for being diverse in cultures as well as being a service-oriented economy with all of the bars and restaurants along the beaches. There are many reasons more people are choosing this southern state over big cities. For instance, the weather, no state income tax, a familiarity from family vacations and the availability of low-skill jobs. New York is not shrinking in population; it is because of that fact that Florida’s growth is outpacing it by a 3 to 1 ratio. Florida’s population grew 2.7% from April 2010 to July 2012 according to census data. In this same time frame, New York’s grew only 1%. More than 527,000 residents moved to Florida just last year and around a tenth of them came from the State of New York. Jobs have had a huge impact on northern New York areas. Trying to manufacture jobs in cities like Buffalo and Syracuse have been hard but in Florida, seeing a jump in tourism and real estate has made a positive effect. So when you are considering where your next move will be choose a place that speaks for itself.