The LA Times is reporting a state Finance department estimate that our state population is slowing rising again
The estimated (California) population rose 0.88%, exceeding 38.2 million as of July 2013. Between July 2012 and July 2013, roughly 170,000 more people came to California from other countries than left, according to the estimates. At the same time, nearly 103,000 more residents left California for other parts of the United States than came into the Golden State. The result was a net increase of 66,000 people who came to California from elsewhere.
The fastest-growing counties were in the Bay Area — Alameda and Santa Clara — which grew by 1.68% and 1.47% respectively, according to the new estimates.
Current California residents left and foreign immigrants arrived at a 30% higher rate in fiscal 2012. That's neither good nor bad, just interesting.