Friday, May 3, 2013

San Francisco Bay Area leads California growth

Slowest growing city, could be Pacifica.

Fasted growing:  Bay Area and Yuba County, where is that? 
The Daily Journal/Associated Press, Juliet Williams, 5/2/13. "Bay Area growth pushes state population toward 38 million."

"SACRAMENTO — California’s population grew by almost 300,000 last year to nearly 38 million people, with the San Francisco Bay Area leading the growth, the state Department of Finance reported Wednesday.  ....  The fastest-growing counties were Santa Clara, Alameda, Yuba, San Mateo and San Francisco. ....  Los Angeles remains the state’s largest city, with a population of nearly 3.9 million, followed by San Diego, with 1.3 million, and San Jose, now at more than 984,000.

....  California’s housing market remains at historically low levels but was up 27 percent over 2011, adding more than 45,000 new housing units, the report found. .... Separately, the state has forecast that Hispanics will equal the number of whites in California by the middle of this year and surpass them in early 2014. Whites and Hispanics each represent about 39 percent of the state’s population."  Read article.

Reference - Yuba County website, and Wikipedia. Yuba County is located in north of  Sacramento in the Central Valley.  Sacramento Business Journal 1/31/13, "Sacramento-region counties will see strong population growth."  Yuba County economic Forcast.

Posted by Kathy Meeh 

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