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.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.