Sunday, February 24, 2008

California -- here they came

According to the Department of Finance's latest data, the state's population grew over 438,000 new residents from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007. That's a 1.17% increase and gave California a total of 37,771,000 people living within its borders.

The San Francisco Bay Area led the way with Santa Clara County adding 29,904 residents or 1.67%, San Francisco County adding 11,327 residents or 1.40% and Contra Costa County adding 13,189 residents or 1.28%. Notice all three growth rates exceeded California's 1.17% population increase during the period.

Of the increase in Santa Clara County, 60% of it came from natural increases (births less deaths) and 40% was from net migration. The provisional estimate of population at July 1, 2007 was 1,820,176, making Santa Clara County the sixth most populous county in California behind Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. All of California's 58 counties gained population except for two -- Plumas and Sierra.

For a glimpse of the full report, use this link

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