Cape Coral is the place to move to

October 7, 2019 2:33 pm

Cape Coral is the place to move to, according to the latest data.

It has just been named among the 15 Florida cities everyone in the country is moving to. The list is from the Business Insider website.

That comes hot on the heels on the website same naming Cape Coral among 20 top metros to move to.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers had net migration of 135,696 between 2010 and 2018 — 21.9% of the metro’s 2010 population of 618,754.

Americans have been flocking south for decades, and Florida has been a big beneficiary of that migration, says the website.

“Business Insider recently took a look at the US cities with the highest net migration since 2010, and noticed that over half of them were in the Sunshine State. For this list, we decided to focus on the places within Florida that have attracted the most newcomers over the last decade.”

It ranked the metropolitan statistical areas in Florida by total net migration between 2010 and 2018. For this, it used US Census Bureau data, so demonstrating that Cape Coral is the place to move to.

That is the number of people who moved into the metro area during that period from another part of the US or another country. Then you subtract people who moved out of the metro area — adjusted by the metro area’s 2010 population.