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Sacramento Is Fastest-Growing Large City In California

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Sacramento’s population has topped half a million for the first time, according to the latest population report put out by the California Department of Finance.

Sacramento was also the fastest-growing city by percentage among the 10 largest cities in the state according to the report, which used preliminary data from January and compared it to revised January 2017 numbers.

Los Angeles remains by far the biggest city, with just over 4 million people, followed by San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno and then Sacramento at No. 6.

Rocklin was the fourth-fastest growing city percentage-wise among those with at least 30,000 residents.

Roseville ranked ninth for growth among medium-sized cities.

As for the state, it added 309,000 residents. The population for California now stands at just over 39.8 million.

Drew Sandsor

Senior Producer, News

As Senior Producer of News, Drew works with reporters and anchors on the daily production and presentation of news stories on Capital Public Radio. He also works closely with the station's digital team on news coverage across various online platforms  Read Full Bio 

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