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.
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