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Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove top list of local cities by growth

Rancho Cordova residents take part in videotaping an extensive lip dub to the song “Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen with dozens of city residents at City Hall on May 5, 2013, in Rancho Cordova. The city was the fastest growing by population in the Sacramento region in new state Department of Finance data released Friday.
Rancho Cordova residents take part in videotaping an extensive lip dub to the song “Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen with dozens of city residents at City Hall on May 5, 2013, in Rancho Cordova. The city was the fastest growing by population in the Sacramento region in new state Department of Finance data released Friday. Sacramento Bee file

The Sacramento region grew slowly again last year, continuing a trend that began with the housing bust, according to estimates released Friday by the state Department of Finance.

About 2.234 million people lived in the four-county area on Jan. 1, 2015, up by 20,000, or 0.9 percent, from the prior year.

The estimates come as new housing starts in the region remain low, and as birthrates continue to fall.

Rancho Cordova saw more population growth – 1.9 percent – than any other city in the region. Davis, Winters and Colfax all saw slight population declines.

Overall, California grew by 0.9 percent in 2014, with a total population of 38,715,000.

Call The Bee’s Phillip Reese, (916) 321-1137.

Top 10 fastest growing cities in the Sacramento region in 2014

Area

2014 population

2015 population

Change

Rancho Cordova

67,841

69,112

1.90%

Elk Grove

160,723

162,899

1.40%

Lincoln

45,259

45,837

1.30%

Galt

24,285

24,607

1.30%

Folsom

74,014

74,909

1.20%

Roseville

127,153

128,382

1.00%

Sacramento

475,871

480,105

0.90%

Rocklin

59,746

60,252

0.80%

South Lake Tahoe

21,555

21,738

0.80%

Citrus Heights

84,550

85,147

0.70%

Bottom five cities by population growth in the Sacramento region

Area

2014 population

2015 population

Change

Colfax

2,000

1,994

-0.30%

Winters

6,970

6,954

-0.20%

Davis

66,802

66,757

-0.10%

Auburn

13,817

13,818

0.00%

Loomis

6,617

6,623

0.10%

Source: California Department of Finance

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