The Tampa-St Petersburg, FL metro area had a 57,412 numeric population gain over the past year. This puts them at 13th in the nation for population growth. This is according to the United States Census BureauNo state income tax and mild winters are continually attracting more and more residents each year.
Texas saw the biggest year over year gain in Houston and Dallas where the numbers were almost triple what the numbers in Tampa Bay are.
Hillsborough County alone has hit 1.35 million residents, which is a 2.33% gain since last year. The rate is of growth for Florida is estimated at being about 1,000 people per day moving in.
More people means more people on the roads, at the beach, using water, etc. Florida’s infrastructure will have to continue to grow to support the influx.
Thousands of new homes are being built along the HWY 54 corridor. Neighborhoods in Land O’ Lakes continue construction including Ballantrae, Asturia, Bexley and Concord Station. Many new residents of Florida are finding this as an ideal place to live with a new Premium Outlet Mall, Restaurants and many things to do.
From Wikipedia, The largest cities in the Tampa Bay Area are Tampa in Hillsborough County, and the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater in Pinellas County.
The population of the Tampa Bay Area is estimated at 4,310,524 people as of 2012. The Tampa Bay Partnership and U.S. Census data showed an average annual growth of 2.5 percent, or a gain of approximately 97,000 residents per year between 2000 and 2006, growing from 3.4 million to 3.9 million and hitting the 4 million mark on April 1, 2007. A 2012 estimate of the Tampa Bay Area shows a projection of about 5.9 million residents by 2017.