The Real Deal Miami

More international migrants to South Florida

March 24, 2010 10:18AM

The number of people living in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
metro area increased by 500,000 since 2000, though the tri-county area
fell to the seventh-largest in the United States, from sixth. There was
a decrease of 287,135 domestic migrants to the state, but a steep rise
in international migrants, with 522,009 people coming to the state from
abroad. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area had 2,747,272
people as of 2009, an increase from 2,395,997 in 2000, making it the
country’s 19th-largest. The Tampa area had just 76,592 international
migrants during the decade. [SFBJ]