- Tampa Bay’s population growth is solely driven by migration, although some individual counties experienced a natural increase.
- A significant amount of intra-regional relocation occurs in Tampa Bay – based on tax return data, more than 43,000 Tampa Bay households moved into a neighboring regional county between 2015 and 2016.
Tampa Bay remains a highly attractive place for residential relocation, ranking first among our comparison markets in net migration. In fact, Tampa Bay’s 2016-2017 population growth was due solely to migration, as deaths outnumbered births in the aggregate, and within six of the regions eight counties. Tampa Bay was the only community in the comparison set where this occurred.