SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County's population grew by 0.8 percent in 2015 to almost 3.3 million residents, the state Department of Finance reported Monday.
In the agency's annual state population estimates, San Diego County's population was put at 3,288,612 as of Jan. 1.
The city of San Diego added about 12,000 people for a tally of 1,391,676 residents, according to the data.
Population for other major local cities include: Chula Vista, 265,070; Oceanside, 175,948; Escondido, 150,760; Carlsbad, 112,930; and El Cajon, 102,337. Of those cities, Carlsbad had the highest growth rate at 0.9 percent.
The statewide growth rate was also 0.9 percent last year, with an addition of 348,000 residents, bringing California's population to 39,256,000,
according to the agency's data.
The Department of Finance reported that growth was evenly distributed around the state, with most cities and counties experiencing increases in
population. The state's largest city, Los Angeles, gained 50,000 people last year to nudge over the 4 million mark, at 4.03 million.
The rest of the state's 10 largest cities on Jan. 1 were, in order:
-- 2. San Diego, 1,391,676;
-- 3. San Jose, 1,042,094;
-- 4. San Francisco, 866,583;
-- 5. Fresno, 520,453;
-- 6. Sacramento, 485,683;
-- 7. Long Beach, 484,958;
-- 8. Oakland, 422,856;
-- 9. Bakersfield, 379,110; and
-- 10. Anaheim, 358,136.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.