California: State’s population growth rate highest in years

December 19, 2013 • United States, Daily Email Recap

State’s population growth rate highest in years

SACRAMENTO – California’s population grew by the highest rate in nearly a decade over the last year, swelling the state’s ranks to more than 38.2 million, new population figures released Thursday showed.

Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties all posted gains over last year. Sutter had the biggest increase with 304 residents. Yuba and Colusa had more than 100 new people move there, respectively.

By population, Sutter County ranked 37th, Yuba County 39th and Colusa County 50th.

The state added 332,000 people between July 1, 2012, and July 1 of this year, a growth rate of 0.9 percent that is the highest since 2003-04, before the recession, the state Department of Finance reported.

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