I’ve read several times in several places that people are leaving Florida for other places. Most of these articles are based on statistics from moving companies claiming the have more trips leaving the Florida than coming down here.
This may be true for other parts of the state of Florida but it is not true for the Ocala Marion County area.
The US census has just reported that Ocala had an increase in population of 5,500 people. People are moving to Ocala because of low homes prices, lower taxes and property insurance than other parts of Florida, a more laid back life style and the fact Ocala has never been hit by a hurricane.