Population projections show that the area's growth rate will exceed regional rates. Since the 2000 Census the City has grown from 2,450 to 3,724 as projected in 2011. Boone County as a whole gained nearly 25,000 residents during the same period. More than 1 million workers live within 50 miles of the Walton area allowing employers to take full advantage of one of the areas greatest assets: an exceptionally motivated and productive workforce.
Employers are quick to note that the region's strong work ethic translates into a dedicated, responsible workforce with increased employment stability. Workforce attraction and retention, quality of life and a robust economy make it easy to attract and keep workers.