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Census indicates growth in Florida due to immigration

With the completion of forms for the most recent census still fresh in many peoples' minds, numbers are beginning to be released. Last month the U.S. Census released population growth numbers and the state of Florida continues to be in the top five throughout the country where population is concerned. In total, since 2010, its population grew by 235,000.

Residents of the Miami area may not be surprised to learn that a bulk of that increase in population is due not to sudden rise in the birth rate but rather individuals moving into the state from other locations. While some of the state's new residents are from other states in the country, close to half were from other countries.

Other states in the nation appear to have followed suit. Though not at the height it was in the mid-2000s, overall, throughout the country the number of immigrants rose as compared to the previous numbers.

Officials in the state of Florida are using the recently released numbers to get a grip on what its population will look like into the near future. In addition to an aging population, it must also address the needs of immigrants into the state.

The census information indicates that many people are still interested in living in the U.S. For those who wish to obtain citizenship, there are many matters that need to be addressed and depending on each individual's circumstances, different routes to reach that goal. Because there are so many factors that are considered most find that it is important to work with an immigration attorney.

Source: Tampa Bay Online, "Florida ranks third in U.S. population growth," The Associated Press, Dec. 20, 2012

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