Naples ranks No. 20 on list of fastest growing cities in the country

Naples is the 20th fastest growing city in America.

That’s according to financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St.

The metro area’s population rose by 10.7 percent during the past five years.

The website attributes the area’s unusually high growth rate to “its status as a retirement destination,” and the migration of baby boomers to warmer climates.

Nearly 30 percent of the area’s population is at least 65 years old, more than double the national population.

“Normally you would say that migration is a young person’s game, but some of these Florida areas may be attracting some baby boomers as well,” said William Frey, a senior demographer with the Brookings Institution, a public policy think tank.

Not every city on the top 20 list is a retirement destination.



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