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These are the fastest-growing cities in California

Here are the top 10 fastest growing California cities

Here are the top 10 fastest growing cities in California from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019 according to the California Department of Finance.
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Here are the top 10 fastest growing cities in California from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019 according to the California Department of Finance.

California’s population mostly held flat in 2018, but some of its cities saw tremendous swings in the number of people who call them home.

Wildfires drove the biggest changes, sending thousands of people from scorched communities like Paradise and Malibu to other cities.

Chico far surpassed other cities in the Golden State for growth. Its population sat at 112,111 on Jan. 1 of this year, an increase of 19,250 people from the previous year, according to a new report from the California Department of Finance.

That growth, driven largely by the Camp Fire’s destruction of neighboring Paradise, put Chico at the top of the list of California’s fastest-growing cities with populations over 30,000 and cities with a population under 300,000 with the largest numeric change.

Top 10 fastest growing cities in California (above 30,000)

  1. Chico, population 112,111 (20.7 percent increase)
  2. Dublin, population 64,577 (4.4 percent increase)
  3. Beaumont, population 48,401 (4 percent increase)
  4. Rocklin, population 69,249 (3.8 percent increase)
  5. Manteca, population 83,781 (3.4 percent increase
  6. Newark, population 48,712 (3.3 percent increase)
  7. Menifee, population 93,452 (3 percent increase)
  8. Clovis, population 117,003 (2.7 percent increase)
  9. Hollister, population 40,149 (2.7 percent increase)
  10. Santa Clarita, population 218,103 (2.7 percent increase)

Top 10 cities under 300,000 with largest numeric change

  1. Chico, population 112,111 (19,250 increase)
  2. Irvine, population 280,202 (6,147 increase)
  3. Santa Clarita, population 218,103 (5,725 increase)
  4. Ontario, population 178,268 (4,024 increase)
  5. Oroville, population 21,773 (3,682 increase)
  6. Roseville, population 139,643 (3,383 increase)
  7. Chula Vista, population 271,411 (3,351 increase)
  8. Clovis, population 117,003 (3,108 increase)
  9. Manteca, population 83,781 (2,759 increase)
  10. Dublin, population 64,577 (2,703 increase)

Top 10 largest cities in California

  1. Los Angeles, population 4.04 million (0.04 percent increase)
  2. San Diego, population 1.42 million (0.4 percent increase)

  3. San Jose, population 1.04 million (0.02 percent increase)

  4. San Francisco, population 883,869 (0.3 percent increase)

  5. Fresno, population 536,683 (1 percent increase)

  6. Sacramento, population 508,172 (1.5 percent increase)

  7. Long Beach, population 475,013 (0.2 percent decrease)
  8. Oakland, population 432,897 (0.4 percent increase)
  9. Bakersfield, population 389,211 (1.1 percent increase)
  10. Anaheim, population 359,339 (0.2 percent increase)
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