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Population Growth In California At Lowest Rate Since 1900

It looks like California's decades-long population explosion is coming to an end, for now. New demographic data from the state's Department of Finance shows only a .23-percent increase in the population. That's the lowest growth rate since the beginning of the 20th century. Los Angeles County saw a decline of 40,000 people, but parts of the Central Valley saw an increase in population.

Data courtesy California Department of Finance.  Chart by Tim Lantz

Demographers note a trend, where residents in coastal regions are moving to parts of the Central Valley to buy homes. Sellers often leave the state, seeking areas where the cost of living is cheaper. More census information is at

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