Fastest-growing city in Florida: Fruit Cove

Fastest-growing city in Florida: Fruit Cove

Number of households: 12,048
Pct. Chg: +6% since 2008 (+102% since 2000)
Average household income: $113,727 (+24% since 2000)
Why: Surprisingly, employment opportunities here increased in 2009, according to trends data from Simply Hired. Many residents of Fruit Cove, south of Jacksonville by St. Johns River, work in the financial and insurance sectors.