Jacksonville is Growing, but How Fast?

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Due to the housing bust and slumping economy, Florida is growing slower than ever in the past three decades. The local media paints a bad picture for Jacksonville, but how do we really rank when it comes to population growth?



The top US Metropolitan Areas, in terms of population change from 7/1/06 - 7/1/07

Rank - Number - City

1. 162,250 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
2. 151,063 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
3. 132,513 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
4. 120,544 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
5. 86,660 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
6. 66,724 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC - 66,724
7. 66,231 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
8. 65,880 Austin-Round Rock, TX
9. 59,165 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
10. 53,925 San Antonio, TX
11. 47,052 Raleigh-Cary, NC
12. 46,902 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
13. 45,860 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
14. 41,338 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA
15. 39,885 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
16. 39,435 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
17. 36,200 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN
18. 34,742 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
19. 34,149 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
20. 33,273 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
21. 29,911 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
22. 28,410 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
23. 28,177 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
24. 26,497 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
25. 24,705 Indianapolis, IN
26. 23,745 Kansas City, MO-KS
27. 22,197 Jacksonville, FL

**Jacksonville added more people than any US Metropolitan Area not shown on this list above.

Florida Metropolitan Area Rankings

Rank - Population - City - Number (from 7/1/06 - 7/1/07)

1. 5,413,212 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompanp Beach - (-2,228)
2. 2,723,949 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater - 29,911
3. 2,032,496 Orlando-Kissimmee - 34,149
4. 1,300,823 Jacksonville - 22,197
5. 687,181 Sarasota-Bradenton - 6,681
6. 590,564 Cape Coral - Fort Myers - 20,475
7. 574,746 Lakeland - 16,723
8. 536,161 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville - 4,202
9. 500,413 Deltona-Daytona Beach - 4,600
10. 453,451 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent - 2,261
11. 400,121 Port St. Lucie - 11,484
12. 352,319 Tallahassee - 4,647
13. 324,857 Ocala - 10,545
14. 315,839 Naples-Marco Island - 2,672
15. 257,099 Gainesville - 3,512
16. 181,499 Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin - (-1,495)
17. 163,984 Panama City-Lynn Haven - (-200)
18. 152,814 Punta Gorda - (-233)
19. 131,837 Sebastian-Vero Beach - 2,275
20. 88,397 Palm Coast - 5,964

** Miami, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City and Punta Gorda lost population from 7/1/06 - 7/1/07.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2007/CBSA-EST2007-01.xls

How Do We Rank?

Orlando MSA

- Orange - 1,066,113 (+10,654)
- Seminole - 409,509 (+357)
- Lake - 301,059 (+11,845)
- Osceola - 255,815 (+11,293)

Orlando MSA 2,104,742 (+34,149)


Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA

- Hillsborough - 1,174,727 (+12,845)
- Pinellas - 917,437 (-5,456)
- Pasco - 462,715 (+16,844)
- Hernando - 169,070 (+5,678)

Tampa MSA - 2,723,949 (+29,911)


Jacksonville MSA

- Duval - 849,159 (+6,643)
- Clay - 182,023 (+5,713)
- St. Johns - 175,446 (+7,114)
- Nassau - 68,450 (+1,932)
- Baker - 25,745 (+16)

Jacksonville MSA - 1,300,823 (+21,418)

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach MSA

- Miami-Dade 2,376,343 (+10,827)
- Broward - 1,759,591 (-13,154)
- Palm Beach 1,266,451 (+99)

Miami MSA 5,415,440 (-2,228)