While some cities throughout the United States continue to experience a decline in population, Fort Myers isn’t running into the same trouble.
In fact, it’s quite the contrary. Not only is Fort Myers the fastest growing city in the state of Florida, but it also ranks at the top of two lists in the entire United States.
According to WalletHub – a leading personal finance website – Fort Myers was the fastest growing city in the country in 2018.
The company took into consideration a variety of factors, including but not limited to overall population growth and unemployment rate.
In a recent article published by the Naples Herald, Fort Myers city manager Saeed Kazemi added the following:
“Everyone can feel the positive momentum. People are taking notice of our public amenities, cultural diversity and progressive business environment and choosing to live and work in the City of Fort Myers.”
That wasn’t the only “big win” for Fort Myers in 2018, with U.S. News & World Report ranking it the second fastest growing metro area in the United States.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
“After reigning as the fastest-growing metro area on the Best Places to Live list for the last two years, Fort Myers falls back to the No. 2 spot in 2018, beaten out by a newcomer to the list. Fort Myers grew by 14.16 percent over a five-year period due to net migration.”
Other key data provided by U.S. News & Word Report include:
- Metro Population: 680,970
- Median Home Price: $210,133
- Median Annual Salary: $40,420
With Fort Myers among the fastest growing cities in the United States in 2018, it’ll be interesting to see where it ranks in the year to come.
If the past few years are any indication, you can expect Fort Myers to once again rank at the top of several lists for 2019.