96th Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Collier County, Florida
Collier County is the 96th fastest growing county in the US
based on rate of growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for
all counties that began the century with more than ten
thousand residents, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Collier County which was established in 1923, grew in
population to 251377 by the year 2000. In the six years that
marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased
the number of inhabitants by 25.2 percent bringing the
estimated total population in July 2006 to 314649.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Collier
County the thirteenth fastest growing county in the Sunshine
State of Florida and the 96th fastest in the nation.
The median value for homes within the 2,026 square mile
jurisdiction of Collier County was $168,000 in 2000 but the
Bureau had no statistics on home value for 2006. Determining
how the rapid growth may have affected the value of homes in
the area is difficult but the current auctions that follow
should give some indication of the bargains still available.