More people are coming to live in Orlando, placing it among the top 10 fastest-growing United States cities for 2016, new figures show.
Orlando’s population grew 2.31% in 2015 and is projected to rise by another 2.03% in 2016, according to new figures from the Forbes.com website.
Forbes.com compiled its annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities by ranking the 100 largest metro areas and their surrounding suburbs.
It took into account population growth for 2015 and 2016, year-over-year job growth for 2015, the metro’s economic growth rate, unemployment and median annual pay for college-educated workers.
Data from the 2014 census shows that metropolitan Orlando had 2.3million people and with more of the growing number of 62million visitors set to be converted to residents and a growing number of retirees looking to relocate to the region, the population is set to continue growing.
Garrett Kenny, who heads up leading Central Florida developer and agent, Feltrim Group, says the fact that Orlando is among the fastest growing US cities comes as little surprise.
“With Orlando’s world-class theme parks and leading entertainment attractions, plus a huge choice of shopping, sports and top-quality real estate and sunny weather, who would want to live anywhere else?
“In the same way that I first got to see the charms of Central Florida as a tourist and with my family decided to make it our home, many of Orlando’s now 66 million annual visitors are set to do the same.”
Feltrim Group offers a range of real estate in Central Florida, including its newest luxury lifestyle project, Balmoral At Waters Edge, which is 25 minutes south of Walt Disney World resort, and close to Legoland Florida. It is also just a mile from one of Florida’s most celebrated golf courses at the Southern Dunes Golf Club.