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May 1, 2017 – California’s population grew by 0.85 percent in 2016, adding 335,000 residents to total 39,524,000 as of January 1, 2017, according to an annual population report released today by the Department of Finance. The report details the preliminary January 2017 and revised January 2016 population data for California cities, counties, and the state.

Nevada County

Nevada County total population is estimated at 98,828 – a 0.2% increase from the 2016 98,609.

The unincorporated areas of the county gained 134 residents, from 66,723 to 66,857.

The Town of Truckee now has 15,904 permanent residents, a 0.8% increase over the 15,779 total for 2016.

Grass Valley comes in second with 12,859 people living within city limits, a 0.1% decrease from 2016’s total of 12,867.

Nevada City’s population decreased by 32, bringing the 2017 total to 3,208 as opposed to the 3,240 residents within the city’s boundaries in 2016. That’s is one resident ahead of the total population of Sierra County (3,207.)

By comparison, Placer County’s population is now estimated at 382,837 and Yuba County’s population also grew very slightly to 74,577.

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Amador was the fastest growing county in the state (1.9 percent) due to prison expansion. The next fastest growing counties were Placer (1.8 percent), Yolo (1.6 percent), Riverside (1.6 percent), and San Joaquin (1.5 percent) due to growth in people residing in households other than group quarters. Of the ten largest cities in California, Sacramento had the largest percentage gain in population (1.4 percent, or 6,900.) [source: CA Department of Finance]

10 Largest Cities in California

1. Los Angeles 4,041,707
2. San Diego 1,406,318
3. San Jose 1,046,079
4. San Francisco 874,228
5. Fresno 525,832
6. Sacramento 493,025
7. Long Beach 480,173
8. Oakland 426,074
9. Bakersfield 383,512
10. Anaheim 358,546