Friday, December 14, 2012

California growth update

San Mateo county by percentage growth is among the largest population increases.

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The Daily Journal (San Mateo County), Associated Press, 12/14/12.  "Modest growth sends California population to 37.8 million."

"SACRAMENTO — California’s population grew at the same modest pace during the year that ended in July as it did during the previous 12 months, sending the population to 37.8 million, according to a state population estimate released Thursday.

....  The state uses different methodology than the Census Bureau to provide timely information about population changes. In addition to tracking births and deaths, the state monitors driver’s license address changes.

Five counties — Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and Santa Clara — accounted for more than half of the state’s population growth.  Placer, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Riverside and San Benito counties posted the largest percentage increases in population while Lassen, Plumas and Sierra saw the largest percentage decreases.A dozen rural counties — Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Lake, Mariposa, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Siskiyou, Trinity and Tuolumne — saw more deaths than births during the fiscal year."   Read article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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