SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The population of San Diego County was estimated at more than 3.2 million as of July 1, an increase of 1.1 percent from the same time last year, the state Department of Finance reported Thursday.
The number of San Diegans increased by more than 35,500 over the one-year period, the state agency's annual report on the population of California's counties shows. The region has added around 109,000 people since 2010.
According to the report, San Diego County recorded more than 45,000 births and over 21,000 deaths, had about 11,000 people move in and around 12,000 leave in the one-year period beginning July 1, 2013.
As a whole, California's population increased 0.88 percent during that period to 38.5 million. The total represents an increase of more than 335,000 people.
The agency derived the estimates by looking at driver's license change of address applications, tax returns, school enrollments and vital statistics like births and deaths. According to the report, the birth rate in California is continuing a downward trend, especially with births to teen mothers.
Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Clara and Riverside counties added the most people during the one-year period, accounting for about half the state's growth.
The estimates are used by state agencies, county governments, academic institutions, private research organizations, the media and the public for budgeting, needs assessments, and distribution of state funds -- among other things.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.