Cape Coral is among cities “everyone’s moving to” with some of the highest net migration figures in the country.
So says the Business Insider website, which has listed the top 20 metros.
Cape Coral-Fort Myers is fourth with net migration of 135,696 between 2010 and 2018. This is 21.9% of the metro’s 2010 population of 618,754.
Business Insider tells why Cape Coral is among cities “everyone’s moving to”. “Big cities in the South have seen a lot of growth from people moving in since the start of the decade.”
It used Census data to find the metros with the highest net migration between 2010 and 2018. It then adjusted the results by the size of the 2010 metro area population.
Net migration measures the number of people who moved into the metro area from some other part of the US or another country, minus the number of people who left the metro area over that period.
Most of the metros were in the south, with more than half in Florida.