Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:33 PM by The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new report shows California's population continues to grow at the same modest rate it did last year.
The state Department of Finance released its latest population estimates on Thursday. They show a growth rate of 0.7 percent, the same as last year's rate.
California added 256,000 people between July 2011 and July 2012. That brought the state population to more than 37.8 million people.
The bulk of the growth was driven by natural births. Over the past year, the state logged more than a half million births compared to 234,000 deaths.
The report found that the state lost 14,000 people due to net migration, meaning more people left California than the number of people moving in.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties