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    California’s population growth is the slowest in recorded history

    California’s 2018 population growth was the slowest in state history, new demographic data show — underscoring shifting immigration patterns, declining birthrates and economic strains that are making it harder for some to afford living here.

    The state added 186,807 residents last year, bringing the estimated total population to 39,927,315 as of Jan. 1, according to estimates released by the state Department of Finance on Wednesday. The overall growth rate slipped to 0.47% last year from 0.78% in 2017, the slowest since data collection started in 1900, department spokesman H.D. Palmer said.

    Births in the state were down by more than 18,000 compared with the previous year.

    Ethan Sharygin, a demographer with the state, said researchers had expected to find a decline in the birthrate but were surprised to see such a large change. One reason for the shift, he said, is the decline in immigrants from Mexico paired with an increase in Asian immigrants.

    Read the rest of the story on The Los Angeles Times


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    William Hicks
    William Hicks
    5 years ago

    EXCEPT for:

    1) Illegal Aliens
    AND
    2) Homeless

    Tom
    Tom
    5 years ago

    The cities of Ventura County

    Oxnard 0.29%
    Thousand Oaks -0.56%
    Simi Valley 0.23%
    San Buenaventura -1.78%
    Camarillo 2.09%
    Moorpark 0.52%
    Santa Paula -0.49%
    Port Hueneme 0.67%
    Fillmore 0.54%
    Ojai 0.36%

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