05/18/2012 12:48 pm ET Updated Jul 18, 2012

South Florida Population Booms, Up 1.7% In Year

Southeast Florida is undergoing a new mini-boom in population growth following a decade of concentration, the US Census Bureau reports, and a local professor says a major contributor is retiring baby boomers.

Between 2010 and 2011, 92,045 new residents moved to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach area and helped to generate a 1.7% population increase, according to data complied by the Census Bureau in what is the first major revision to the 2010 Census.

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