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Rio Vista among fastest-growing cities in state

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From page A3 | May 01, 2014 |

SACRAMENTO — California’s population grew nearly 1 percent in 2013 to exceed 38.3 million, with the highest growth rate in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Finance.

While Solano County’s rate of growth paralleled the state’s rate, Rio Vista was the eighth-fastest-growing city in the state, with its population increasing 3.9 percent to 7,934. Dixon, at 2.5 percent, was the only other city in Solano County with a growth rate higher than 1.2 percent.

California added 356,000 people last year, the most new people in a decade. A more detailed population report released in December said births outpacing deaths was one factor in speeding up a sluggish growth rate.

Wednesday’s report says San Jose, the state’s third-largest city behind Los Angeles and San Diego, hit 1 million residents for the first time.

Santa Clara County, which includes San Jose, was the fastest growing county at 1.5 percent, followed closely by Alameda County. In all, three of the five fastest-growing counties were in the Bay Area, where the economy is surging amid a tech boom.

Prison inmates account for the cities with the biggest growth. Topping the list with nine percent growth in 2013 is McFarland in Kern County. Its population hit 13,700 as the state moved prisoners to a local facility to reduce overcrowding. Tiny Calipatria and Chowchilla grew by hundreds as their prisons added inmates.

Dublin and Irvine added thousands of residents last year through more traditional means with new housing developments. Irvine had the fourth-biggest increase in residents with 11,000 new people, despite being California’s fifteenth-biggest city.

Despite the overall growth, rural counties such as Amador, Calaveras and Plumas, generally lost population.

The state estimates populations using data on housing occupancy, drivers’ licenses and other government records.

 

Solano County cities

City; Population; Increase

Benicia; 27,454; 0.6

Dixon; 19,005; 2.5

Fairfield; 110,018; 1.2

Rio Vista; 7,934; 3.9

Suisun City; 28,549; 0.6

Vacaville; 93,613; 0.6

Vallejo; 118, 470; 0.7

Unincorporated county; 19,190; 0.8

Countywide; 424,233; 0.9

Staff and wire reports

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  • apexApril 30, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    translation: real numbers are 10 times the above stat. gov cooks the numbers and is intentionally doing everything possible to utterly destroy the country. We've been ruled by internationals for over 170 years and the've been gaining strength with each passing decade.

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  • Rick WoodMay 01, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Fairfield tops 110,000 for the first time. That's news. It's also the fastest growing of the County's "Big 3." If Fairfield and Suisun City were to merge, we would be stronger economically and the County's largest city by a good margin, probably never to be caught. Fairfield-Suisun would also be about the state's 40th largest city. Big is not necessarily better, but up to about 200,000 it is if you don't sprawl. The real good news of this report is our modest unincorporated population here. The Orderly Growth Initiative is working to make "what is urban, municipal" and to preserve agricultural land and open space until such time as it can and should annex to a city. Orderly grown, not no growth. But Fairfield-Suisun can grown just by merging.

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