Florida millennials are moving back to the burbs
City vs. Suburb (2017-18)
With a few exceptions, Florida’s suburbs have been growing faster than its primary cities.
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach
Primary city growth rates 1.81%
Suburb growth rates 0.68%
Primary city growth rates 1.24%
Suburb growth rates 1.80%
Primary city growth rates 1.63%
Suburb growth rates 1.49%
Primary city growth rates 1.36%
Suburb growth rates 2.89%
These 10 Florida communities, which include so-called “Census-designated places” that are part of larger metro areas, had the largest increase in the number of Millennials since 2010.
|Area||Gain in Millennials|
|Lehigh Acres (Lee County)||5,934|
|Riverview (Hillsborough County)||4,824|
|Four Corners (Orlando area)||4,382|
Slower Gains at Some of Florida’s Largest Metros
While Florida continues to add residents, some of the state’s largest metros have seen growth slow over the past three years.
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach||77,254||62,752||49,095|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers||22,169||17,120||15,104|
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach||12,630||12,019||11,488|