Annual Population Growth in Elk Grove Shows Gains, Galt Far Outpaces Rate For State

May 1, 2018 |  

Information released by the California Department of Finance showed a solid year-over-year population gain for Elk Grove.

During 2017, Elk Grove's population grew to 172,116 from 170,017 in 2016 or a gain of 1.2-percent. The entire growth rate for the state during 2017 was 0.78-percent, which was slightly off the 0.86-percent annual pace set since the 2010 census. 

Since 2010, the state's population has grown from 37,253,956 to  39,810,000 as of January 1, 2018. 

According to the report, "The three fastest growing counties on a percentage basis were Merced (1.8 percent, 4,900 persons), Placer (1.7 percent, 6,400 persons), and San Joaquin (1.5 percent, 11,500 persons); all attributing their growth to a combination of an increase in housing construction and positive domestic migration." 

The report noted among the state's 10 largest cities, Sacramento had the fast growth rate at 1.43-percent. With that growth, Sacramento pushed passed the half-million mark with a population totaling 501.344, making it California's sixth largest municipality. 

Other nearby cities experiencing faster growth rates than Elk Grove, and the state included the south Sacramento County city of Galt. For 2017, Galt had a growth rate of 2.5-percent bringing its population to 26,208.

Other Sacramento County city's showed lower growth rates than Galt and Elk Grove. Citrus Heights grew by 0.3-ecent while both Folsom and Rancho Cordova increased by 1.0-percent. Unincorporated areas of Sacramento grew at 0.8-percent.

The Yolo County municipalities of Davis and West Sacramento both saw their population increase 1.0-percent for the year while Woodland had an increase of 0.8-percent.  

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