Florida Cities Among America’s Fastest Growing

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Florida Cities Among America’s Fastest Growing

Florida, the Sunshine State.  There is a good reason both people and corporations are moving to Florida like it’s the 49ers gold rush!  Great climate, beautiful beaches and lots of opportunity!  Forbes has come up with it’s list of “America’s Fastest Growing Cities” for 2017, and the Sunshine State has all but stolen the show!  They have focussed on population growth, employment opportunities, average wages, economic output and home prices/value.  Out of the top 25, Florida has garnered 9 of those 25 fastest growing cities in America, with Brevard County’s Melbourne/Palm Bay/Titusville coming in at #15.  Here is the rest of those cities and how they rank.

1. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 3.39% (rank: #1)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 3.61% (1)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.93% (5)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 3.83% (1)
  • Real Gross Metro Product Growth 2016: 4.42% (4)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 6.82% (1)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 7.08% (4)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.75% (4)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 10.66% (6)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 7.56% (7)

 

2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 2.95% (2)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 3.14% (2)
  • Job Growth 2016: 4.57% (1)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 3.54% (2)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.86% (6)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 6.31% (2)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.08% (12)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 8.22% (2)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.52% (12)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 8.64% (2)

 

3. Provo-Orem, UT

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.96% (9)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.94% (11)
  • Job Growth 2016: 4.43% (2)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.86% (6)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 5.11% (1)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 5.84% (3)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 7.50% (1)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 9.45% (1)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.91% (18)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 7.68% (6)

 

4. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 2.41% (6)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 2.57% (6)
  • Job Growth 2016: 4.11% (4)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 3.16% (5)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.90% (5)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 5.33% (6)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.60% (15)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.92% (11)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.57% (11)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 7.49% (9)

 

5. Jacksonville, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.77% (14)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.88% (13)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.76% (6)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.59% (9)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.10% (13)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 5.11% (7)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.42% (10)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.77% (3)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.05% (15)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 7.77% (5)

 

6. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 2.67% (3)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 2.59% (5)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.68% (18)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.79% (8)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.48% (23)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 5.41% (5)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.89% (13)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.45% (7)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 11.97% (4)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 8.09% (4)

 

7. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.56% (18)
  • Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.38% (19)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.40% (9)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.81% (7)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.99% (14)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.01% (17)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 7.35% (3)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.53% (6)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 11.98% (3)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 7.55% (8)

 

8. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.65% (17)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.76% (15)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.03% (12)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.43% (12)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.83% (16)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.75% (9)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.42% (9)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.60% (5)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.98% (7)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 7.10% (10)

 

9. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.20% (23)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.11% (24)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.84% (16)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.29% (14)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 4.54% (2)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 5.45% (4)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 7.44% (2)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.05% (10)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 12.18% (2)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 5.99% (17)

 

10. Salt Lake City, UT

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.24% (22)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.23% (22)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.02% (13)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 3.28% (3)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.73% (9)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.43% (12)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.76% (8)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.21% (8)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.85% (19)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 6.78% (12)

 

11. Boise City, ID

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.83% (10)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.69% (17)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.37% (10)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.46% (11)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.52% (22)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 5.08% (8)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.52% (19)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.54% (15)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.36% (13)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 5.98% (18)

 

12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.73% (15)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.85% (14)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.52% (21)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.37% (13)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.57% (21)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.64% (10)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.57% (16)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.67% (13)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.83% (9)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 6.36% (13)

 

13. Ogden-Clearfield, UT

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.34% (20)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.33% (20)
  • Job Growth 2016: 4.32% (3)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 1.89% (22)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 4.43% (3)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.20% (15)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.38% (11)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.20% (17)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.68% (20)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 7.03% (11)

 

14. Raleigh, NC

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 2.43% (5)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 3.09% (3)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.94% (15)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.04% (20)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.72% (10)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.41% (13)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.78% (7)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 5.83% (22)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 6.56% (25)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 4.55% (23)

 

15. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.56% (19)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.70% (16)
  • Job Growth 2016: 1.39% (25)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.48% (10)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.16% (24)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.40% (14)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.61% (14)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.60% (14)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 13.47% (1)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 8.32% (3)

 

16. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (tie)

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 2.35% (7)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 2.32% (7)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.63% (19)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.05% (19)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.50% (11)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.57% (11)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 4.83% (22)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 7.19% (9)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.47% (23)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 4.19% (25)

 

16. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (tie)

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 2.43% (4)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 2.60% (4)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.49% (22)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.27% (16)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.64% (20)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 4.12% (16)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.26% (20)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.03% (18)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.93% (17)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 5.01% (21)

 

18. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.82% (11)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.94% (12)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.01% (24)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 1.63% (25)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.78% (18)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 3.87% (19)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.24% (21)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 5.88% (21)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.81% (10)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 9.58% (1)

 

19. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.78% (13)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 2.04% (9)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.35% (23)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 1.76% (24)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.92% (15)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 3.46% (20)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.54% (18)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.38% (16)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.47% (24)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 5.73% (20)

 

20. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.32% (21)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.32% (21)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.02% (14)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.03% (21)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.42% (12)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 3.92% (18)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 4.09% (23)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 6.68% (12)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.14% (14)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 4.55% (24)

 

21. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.82% (12)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 2.10% (8)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.84% (17)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.26% (17)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.65% (19)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 3.07% (21)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 5.55% (17)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 4.87% (25)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.51% (22)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 6.08% (15)

 

22. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.03% (25)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 0.99% (25)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.56% (7)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.29% (15)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.84% (7)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 2.61% (25)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.94% (5)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 5.82% (23)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 8.49% (16)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 4.92% (22)

 

23. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.69% (16)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.39% (18)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.13% (11)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 1.86% (23)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 2.82% (17)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 2.99% (23)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 3.95% (24)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 5.96% (19)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 11.50% (5)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 6.07% (16)

 

24. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 2.04% (8)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 2.02% (10)
  • Job Growth 2016: 3.52% (8)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 3.25% (4)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 0.96% (25)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 3.06% (22)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 3.89% (25)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 5.95% (20)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 9.86% (8)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 5.86% (19)

 

25. Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA

Norris Real Estate Brevard County

  • Population Growth 2016: 1.18% (24)
    Projected Population Growth 2017: 1.12% (23)
  • Job Growth 2016: 2.59% (20)
    Projected Job Growth 2017: 2.06% (18)
  • GMP Growth 2016: 3.77% (8)
    Projected GMP Growth 2017: 2.98% (24)
  • Wage Growth 2016: 6.80% (6)
    Projected Wage Growth 2017: 5.45% (24)
  • Home Price Growth 2016: 7.65% (21)
    Projected Home Price Growth 2017: 6.26% (14)

 

 

Source:www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2017/02/10/full-list-americas-fastest-growing-cities-2017/#60a7c64f3a36

About Author

Don Norris

Don & Natalie Norris were raised in Central Florida on Merritt Island. After Don moved off to college and then traveling and living both around the United States and abroad, he moved back to Merritt Island to marry his best friend and business partner Natalie. Natalie, after graduating Merritt Island High school with Don, stayed on the Island after going to college in Lakeland, Fl. and California. Together, Don and Natalie have raised their six children on Merritt Island. They enjoy relaxing afternoons on the beach, kayaking around the Thousand Islands of Cocoa Beach and the Indian River. Brevard County is in their blood, but enjoy traveling around the United States and abroad as well. Norris Real Estate @ Keller Williams allows Don and Natalie to engage their customer base on a personal level by not just assisting selling or buying homes, but by providing a trusting and competent hand in the selling and buying process that creates a bond, relationship and appreciation with their customers. As a team, Don and Natalie Norris have all of the tools they have acquired and cultured over the past 20 years to give their clients the absolute best customer experience in the selling of their home or buying their dream home.

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