It's no secret to current residents that Ocala is a great place to live. And with multi-national manufacturers creating facilities and new jobs in the area, people are moving to Ocala and staying.
According to Ocala/Marion County's Chamber and Economic Partnership, the Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area's population is expected to increase from around 360,000 to 400,000 in three years. This area includes all the cities and unincorporated portions of Marion County.
For more information about Ocala's predicted population spurt, take a look at this article.