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Contra Costa County Sees Population Growth

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According to data released last week, California had a population increase of 67,000 people last year to 39,128,162.  Contra Costa County also saw an increase of 1,352 people.

The biggest population gainer was the City of Oakley who grew by 807 residents. Meanwhile City of Richmond lost the most residents with 387 leaving.

Here is the breakdown of Contra Costa County:

Jurisdiction

2023 (1/1/23)

2024 (1/1/20024)

% Change

Contra Costa County 1,145,274 1,146,626 0.1
Antioch 115,282 115,632 0.3
Brentwood 64,496 64,811 0.5
Clayton 10,687 10,683 0.0
Concord 121,663 121,513 -0.1
Danville 42,736 42,567 -0.4
El Cerrito 25,409 25,700 1.1
Hercules 26,202 26,063 -0.5
Lafayette 24,823 24,808 -0.1
Martinez 36,425 36,439 0.0
Moraga 16,858 16,784 -0.4
Oakley 44,929 45,736 1.8
Orinda 19,231 19,191 -0.2
Pinole 18,278 18.191 -0.5
Pittsburg 74,736 75,085 0.5
Pleasant Hill 33,447 33,352 -0.3
Richmond 113,122 112,735 -0.3
San Pablo 31,163 31,088 -0.2
San Ramon 82,754 82,525 -0.3
Walnut Creek 69,010 69,433 0.6
Balance of County 174,023 174,289 0.2

+/- of Contra Costa County Population breakdown:

  • +807 = City of Oakley
  • +423 = City of Walnut Creek
  • + 350 = City of Antioch
  • +349 = City of Pittsburg
  • +315 = City of Brentwood
  • +291 = City of El Cerrito
  • +266 = Balance of Contra Costa County (unincorporated)
  • +14 = City of Martinez
  • – 4 = City of Clayton
  • -15 = City of Lafayette
  • -40 – City of Orinda
  • -74 = City of Moraga
  • -75 = City of San Pablo
  • -79 = Town of Danville
  • -87 = City of Pinole
  • -95 = City of Pleasant Hill
  • -139 = City of Hercules
  • -150 = City o Concord
  • -229 = City of San Ramon
  • -387 = City of Richmond

Per the Governor:

California’s Population is Increasing

SACRAMENTO – California’s population increased by 67,000 people last year to 39,128,162, according to new data released today by the California Department of Finance (DOF). The state’s population growth can be attributed to an increase in legal foreign immigration and natural population increasing. This is the first year since 2020 that the state has seen a net increase.

WHAT GOVERNOR NEWSOM SAID:  “People from across the nation and the globe are coming to the Golden State to pursue the California Dream and experience the success of the world’s 5th largest economy. From the Inland Empire to the Bay Area, regions throughout California are growing – strengthening local communities and boosting our state’s future.”

With the improvement of federal legal immigration processing backlogs, rebounding legal immigration levels – not including people seeking asylum at the border – and mortality rates returning to long-term trends, a stable foundation for continued growth has returned. Net domestic migration has receded to its lower rates of the 2010s, and DOF estimates California is likely to experience continued positive population growth.

The report contains preliminary year-over-year January 2024 and revised January 2021 through January 2023 population data for California cities, counties, and the state. These estimates are based on information through January 1, 2024. Significant changes over the year include:

  • The population increased in 31 counties, largely in the Bay Area, Central Valley, and the Inland Empire. Los Angeles County and Orange County grew by 0.05 and 0.31 percent in population, respectively.

  • Five counties had growth above one percent: Sutter (1.9 percent), Imperial (1.8 percent), Glenn (1.4 percent), Yuba (1.1 percent), and San Benito (1.1 percent) due to housing gains. The next largest in percentage growth were San Joaquin (0.96 percent), Madera (0.9 percent), Tulare (0.9 percent), Monterey (0.8 percent), and Merced (0.7 percent) counties.

  • Nine of the ten Counties with populations over 1 million saw increases in population comprising 72 percent of the state’s total population. Riverside County led with an increase of 13,800.

  • The top five cities where housing production drove population growth include: Paradise (16.1 percent) in Butte County, Lathrop (5.4 percent) in San Joaquin County, Emeryville (5.0 percent) in Alameda County, Orland (4.9 percent) in Glenn County, and Shafter (4.3 percent) in Kern County.

EXPLORE THE DATA

California is the 5th largest economy in the world. The Golden State, which has the most equitable tax system in the entire country, is #1 in the nation for new business starts, #1 for access to venture capital funding, and the #1 state for tourism spendingmanufacturinghigh-tech, and agriculture.


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3 comments

ThatGuy May 1, 2024 - 10:15 am

I wonder if those are American Citizens that caused the increase of population….

Frank May 1, 2024 - 11:23 am

They’re coming for all the freebies!!!

Rob S May 2, 2024 - 3:11 am

How To Lie About Statistics was a required course I took in college, and this proves the point about using facts to say whatever you want. Hey, did you know that the Chinese have declared that the moon is totally theirs?

Coming back to reality, the growth in many CCC towns or cities is not traditional growth:

How many are immigrants (legal and illegal)? That answer alone could provide much better insight.

How many are homeless? This answer could help frame what is really going on…

How many are low income? Likely they include folks from the above 1 questions.

There’s much more, but this is just a sample concerning How To Lie About Statistics! Full Stop!

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