Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Conversation: Region population spike outpaces Fla. growth

The Tampa Bay region has outpaced the average growth rate in Florida, helping send the state past 20.2 million residents. WTSP

10 News Staff

WTSP9:22 a.m. EST December 27, 2015

(Photo: Jim Damanske, Tampa Bay Times)

It's a tale of a battle between both sides of the bay. Population growth in the area has surpassed the state average. But which side of the bridges are people moving to?

It is part of a larger influx of people moving to the Sunshine State. The state has added 365,000 residents between 2014 and 2015, for a total of 20.2 million residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics

Florida was second in overall population growth behind Texas. It is the third most populous state behind the California and the Lone Star State.

In today's Sunday Conversation with the Tampa Bay Times, 10Investigates' Noah Pransky sits down with Times' reporter Charlie Frago about the Tampa Bay region's spike in population growth.


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