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Consumer confidence falls in Florida
Article expresses the drop in Floridans consumer sentiment, expectations for the upcoming year, and quotes from BEBR's Dr. McCarty. 

Florida's Economic Outlook

BEBR Director Chris McCarty discusses economic trends for Florida's Bottom Line

Sarasota and Charlotte still tops for 85+ in Florida

More than anywhere in Florida, you are more likely to see an 85-year-old face in Sarasota County than one belonging to an infant or toddler.

New Census data shows Sarasota and Charlotte counties are No. 1 and No. 2 in the state for their percentage of residents 85 or older.

The Sun Belt's Comeback

Along with the oft-pronounced, desperately wished for death of the suburbs, no demographic narrative thrills the mainstream news media more than the decline of the Sun Belt, the country’s southern rim extending from the Carolinas to California. Since the housing bubble collapse in 2007, commentators have heralded “the end of the Sun Belt boom.”

Wealth gap in South Florida second-widest in US

South Florida is behind only New York in having the widest gap between rich and poor, according to a new Census analysis of major U.S. metropolitan areas.

Census: Florida is getting younger

Florida, once the nation's oldest state, is losing some of its gray.

Thanks to a lull in retiree migration and an increase in working-age adults, Florida has dropped three places to become the fifth-oldest state in the nation, according to census data released Thursday.

Evaluation of Population Estimates in Florida: April 1, 2010

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Smith, Stanley K.; Cody, Scott
12 pages

Florida's population getting older, but state isn't graying without company

Florida's population — already among the oldest in the country — is getting even older, but the rest of the nation is not too far behind.

New census data shows Florida's median population was 40.7 in 2010, two years older than in 2000. The increase reflects both the state's continuing allure for retirees, and the aging of the nation's largest generation: the baby boomers.

Economic forces drive population shifts across U.S., Census shows

WASHINGTON — One of the hallmarks of the American economy has been the mobility of its people — the speed with which they pulled up stakes to seek better opportunities elsewhere. But the deep recession ambushed long-running population trends, sharply slowing the migration to the Sunbelt while giving a boost to states with more jobs and affordable housing.

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