MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — South Florida, Orlando and Fort Myers led the state in expansion in the years since Florida’s population growth dropped to its lowest level in decades.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Schools Police Investigating Threats, Student Arrested
Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show which Florida places with populations greater than 20,000 people grew the fastest from 2010 to 2015.
They were Parkland, Cooper City and Doral in South Florida; St. Cloud, Ocoee and Winter Garden in suburban Orlando; and Fort Myers and Bonita Springs.READ MORE: Miami Dade College To Host Wake For Congresswoman Carrie Meek
The growth in the South Florida communities was helped by good schools and land being cheaper inland than on the beach side.
Metro Orlando has been among the state’s leaders in job growth, and the Fort Myers area has rebounded from the housing crisis.MORE NEWS: Jury Deliberations Enter Fourth Day In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial
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