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    California Cities Population Change, 2011-12

    The U.S. Census Bur­eau re­leased new in­form­a­tion Thursday about how much cit­ies across the United States have grown. This map shows es­tim­ated growth rates for Cali­for­nia cit­ies with 50,000 people or more between Ju­ly 2011 and Ju­ly 2012. Purple in­dic­ates growth and or­ange is de­cline.

    Full story: Irvine among fast­est-grow­ing U.S. cit­ies »

    Percent growth, 2011-2012

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    2% to 1%
    1% to 0%
    0% to -1%
    -1% to -2%
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    May 23, 2013
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    Name Pop. Estimate 2011 Pop. Estimate 2012 Change 2011-12 Pct. Change 2011-12
    Irvine city 220,694 229,985 9,291 4.2%
    Manteca city 69,228 71,067 1,839 2.7%
    Milpitas city 67,065 68,800 1,735 2.6%
    San Marcos city 84,953 86,752 1,799 2.1%
    Lake Elsinore city 54,147 55,288 1,141 2.1%
    Gilroy city 49,640 50,660 1,020 2.1%
    Corona city 155,204 158,391 3,187 2.1%
    Temecula city 103,169 105,208 2,039 2.0%
    Fremont city 217,730 221,986 4,256 2.0%
    Tustin city 76,580 78,049 1,469 1.9%
    Menifee city 79,946 81,474 1,528 1.9%
    Elk Grove city 156,100 159,038 2,938 1.9%
    Mountain View city 75,222 76,621 1,399 1.9%
    Victorville city 118,148 120,336 2,188 1.9%
    Sunnyvale city 143,682 146,197 2,515 1.8%
    Indio city 77,983 79,302 1,319 1.7%
    Hayward city 146,911 149,392 2,481 1.7%
    Chula Vista city 248,236 252,422 4,186 1.7%
    Brentwood city 52,800 53,673 873 1.7%
    South San Francisco city 64,486 65,547 1,061 1.6%
    Tulare city 59,960 60,933 973 1.6%
    Pittsburg city 64,620 65,664 1,044 1.6%
    Roseville city 122,569 124,519 1,950 1.6%
    Livermore city 82,239 83,547 1,308 1.6%
    Santee city 54,494 55,343 849 1.6%
    Union City city 70,671 71,763 1,092 1.5%
    Carlsbad city 107,692 109,318 1,626 1.5%
    Antioch city 103,980 105,508 1,528 1.5%
    Pleasanton city 71,293 72,338 1,045 1.5%
    Rancho Cucamonga city 168,284 170,746 2,462 1.5%
    Redwood City city 77,872 79,009 1,137 1.5%
    San Francisco city 814,233 825,863 11,630 1.4%
    Lynwood city 69,723 70,709 986 1.4%
    Fullerton city 136,688 138,574 1,886 1.4%
    Murrieta city 105,361 106,810 1,449 1.4%
    Bakersfield city 353,745 358,597 4,852 1.4%
    San Diego city 1,320,274 1,338,348 18,074 1.4%
    Perris city 70,376 71,326 950 1.3%
    Palo Alto city 65,484 66,363 879 1.3%
    Palm Desert city 49,364 50,013 649 1.3%
    San Jose city 970,014 982,765 12,751 1.3%
    Fairfield city 106,287 107,684 1,397 1.3%
    Daly City city 102,345 103,690 1,345 1.3%
    Rancho Cordova city 66,129 66,997 868 1.3%
    Alameda city 74,699 75,641 942 1.3%
    Santa Clara city 117,835 119,311 1,476 1.3%
    Yorba Linda city 65,910 66,735 825 1.3%
    Clovis city 97,419 98,632 1,213 1.2%
    San Mateo city 98,474 99,670 1,196 1.2%
    Oakland city 395,935 400,740 4,805 1.2%
    Cupertino city 59,295 60,009 714 1.2%
    Walnut Creek city 64,915 65,695 780 1.2%
    Santa Monica city 90,730 91,812 1,082 1.2%
    Berkeley city 114,051 115,403 1,352 1.2%
    San Leandro city 85,875 86,890 1,015 1.2%
    Riverside city 310,083 313,673 3,590 1.2%
    Moreno Valley city 197,287 199,552 2,265 1.1%
    Richmond city 105,319 106,516 1,197 1.1%
    Rocklin city 58,367 59,030 663 1.1%
    Encinitas city 60,313 60,994 681 1.1%
    Salinas city 152,763 154,484 1,721 1.1%
    San Ramon city 73,117 73,927 810 1.1%
    Petaluma city 58,296 58,921 625 1.1%
    Vista city 95,041 96,047 1,006 1.1%
    Escondido city 146,047 147,575 1,528 1.0%
    Novato city 52,752 53,301 549 1.0%
    Hemet city 80,224 81,046 822 1.0%
    Santa Maria city 100,436 101,459 1,023 1.0%
    Chico city 86,831 87,714 883 1.0%
    Oceanside city 169,604 171,293 1,689 1.0%
    Jurupa Valley city 96,469 97,426 957 1.0%
    Cathedral City city 52,139 52,655 516 1.0%
    Concord city 123,496 124,711 1,215 1.0%
    Merced city 80,009 80,793 784 1.0%
    Madera city 62,017 62,624 607 1.0%
    Santa Cruz city 61,441 62,041 600 1.0%
    Arcadia city 56,944 57,497 553 1.0%
    Santa Barbara city 88,795 89,639 844 1.0%
    Fresno city 501,149 505,882 4,733 0.9%
    Woodland city 55,745 56,271 526 0.9%
    Rialto city 100,811 101,740 929 0.9%
    Fontana city 199,976 201,812 1,836 0.9%
    Los Angeles city 3,823,316 3,857,799 34,483 0.9%
    Folsom city 72,734 73,384 650 0.9%
    Visalia city 125,961 127,081 1,120 0.9%
    Mission Viejo city 94,471 95,290 819 0.9%
    Sacramento city 471,519 475,516 3,997 0.8%
    Newport Beach city 86,339 87,068 729 0.8%
    Turlock city 69,155 69,733 578 0.8%
    Stockton city 295,524 297,984 2,460 0.8%
    Vallejo city 116,827 117,796 969 0.8%
    Citrus Heights city 84,180 84,870 690 0.8%
    La Mesa city 57,688 58,160 472 0.8%
    Laguna Niguel city 63,929 64,452 523 0.8%
    Fountain Valley city 56,006 56,464 458 0.8%
    Upland city 74,604 75,209 605 0.8%
    Napa city 77,710 78,340 630 0.8%
    Tracy city 83,992 84,669 677 0.8%
    Chino Hills city 75,846 76,457 611 0.8%
    Placentia city 51,261 51,673 412 0.8%
    Santa Ana city 328,285 330,920 2,635 0.8%
    Palmdale city 154,422 155,650 1,228 0.8%
    Anaheim city 340,559 343,248 2,689 0.8%
    Santa Rosa city 169,360 170,685 1,325 0.8%
    El Monte city 114,222 115,111 889 0.8%
    Glendale city 192,982 194,478 1,496 0.8%
    Carson city 92,289 93,002 713 0.8%
    San Buenaventura (Ventura) city 106,915 107,734 819 0.8%
    El Cajon city 100,668 101,435 767 0.8%
    Garden Grove city 173,073 174,389 1,316 0.8%
    Huntington Beach city 193,241 194,708 1,467 0.8%
    Alhambra city 83,687 84,322 635 0.8%
    Orange city 138,376 139,419 1,043 0.8%
    San Clemente city 64,401 64,882 481 0.7%
    Oxnard city 200,064 201,555 1,491 0.7%
    Apple Valley town 70,177 70,700 523 0.7%
    Baldwin Park city 75,861 76,419 558 0.7%
    Lake Forest city 78,278 78,853 575 0.7%
    Buena Park city 81,561 82,155 594 0.7%
    Lodi city 62,849 63,301 452 0.7%
    Costa Mesa city 111,121 111,918 797 0.7%
    Ontario city 166,021 167,211 1,190 0.7%
    Highland city 53,772 54,154 382 0.7%
    Redlands city 69,430 69,916 486 0.7%
    Hawthorne city 85,090 85,681 591 0.7%
    Redondo Beach city 67,233 67,693 460 0.7%
    Chino city 79,622 80,164 542 0.7%
    Santa Clarita city 177,805 179,013 1,208 0.7%
    Diamond Bar city 55,984 56,363 379 0.7%
    Hesperia city 91,449 92,062 613 0.7%
    La Habra city 60,986 61,392 406 0.7%
    Modesto city 202,229 203,547 1,318 0.7%
    Eastvale city 54,286 54,635 349 0.6%
    Watsonville city 51,550 51,881 331 0.6%
    San Bernardino city 211,960 213,295 1,335 0.6%
    Pomona city 149,869 150,812 943 0.6%
    Long Beach city 465,002 467,892 2,890 0.6%
    Westminster city 90,814 91,377 563 0.6%
    Colton city 52,799 53,123 324 0.6%
    Yucaipa city 51,947 52,265 318 0.6%
    National City city 59,031 59,387 356 0.6%
    Vacaville city 93,349 93,899 550 0.6%
    Paramount city 54,374 54,680 306 0.6%
    Gardena city 59,171 59,490 319 0.5%
    Compton city 97,057 97,559 502 0.5%
    Rosemead city 54,116 54,393 277 0.5%
    Whittier city 85,741 86,177 436 0.5%
    West Covina city 106,900 107,440 540 0.5%
    Monterey Park city 60,634 60,937 303 0.5%
    Porterville city 54,751 55,023 272 0.5%
    Thousand Oaks city 127,778 128,412 634 0.5%
    Torrance city 146,311 147,027 716 0.5%
    Burbank city 103,885 104,391 506 0.5%
    Montebello city 63,000 63,305 305 0.5%
    Pasadena city 137,899 138,547 648 0.5%
    Glendora city 50,486 50,719 233 0.5%
    Inglewood city 110,672 111,182 510 0.5%
    Huntington Park city 58,406 58,673 267 0.5%
    Downey city 112,361 112,873 512 0.5%
    Bellflower city 77,013 77,356 343 0.4%
    South Gate city 94,885 95,304 419 0.4%
    Lakewood city 80,482 80,833 351 0.4%
    Lancaster city 158,372 159,055 683 0.4%
    Simi Valley city 125,254 125,793 539 0.4%
    Camarillo city 65,690 65,968 278 0.4%
    Pico Rivera city 63,257 63,522 265 0.4%
    Redding city 90,398 90,755 357 0.4%
    San Rafael city 58,300 58,502 202 0.3%
    Davis city 65,779 65,993 214 0.3%
    Norwalk city 105,985 106,278 293 0.3%
    Yuba City city 64,960 65,105 145 0.2%
    Hanford city 54,271 54,324 53 0.1%
    Delano city 53,596 52,426 -1,170 -2.2%

    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau

    Credits: Emily Alpert and Armand Emamdjomeh

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