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The Villages, FL—America's fastest-growing metro area

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The U.S. migration to sunshine continues.

The Villages—a Florida area based around its namesake retirement community—was the fastest-growing U.S. metropolitan area for the second year in a row, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Thursday. Six Florida metropolitan areas ranked among the 20 fastest-growing in the country.

Growth in those metropolitan areas helped Florida become the nation's third most populous state.

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The Villages grew by 5.4 percent between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. Its population sat at an estimated 114,350 as of July.

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