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See story in Marin IJ: U.S. census data show slow growth in Marin
Posted: 05/22/2013 09:01:00 PM PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting what most in Marin know: the county doesn't grow much.The federal agency Wednesday released its latest population estimates through July 1, 2012 for cities and towns across the country.
The figures show Marin has grown slowly since the last complete census. The 2010 census had 252,409 people living in the county. Two years later the population is estimated at 256,069, a modest increase of 3,660 people, a little more than a 1 percent growth rate.
All cities and towns in the county saw the same modest growth, though Sausalito shrunk by 24 residents, according to the census.
San Rafael remains the county's largest city, topping the 58,000 population mark, and Novato is next with more than 53,000 people.
Belvedere remains Marin's smallest incorporated city with 2,108 people.
The census uses data on births, deaths, as well as domestic and international migration for its estimates.
Statewide, California had 37,253,956 residents in the 2010 census. The latest data has the state's population at 38,041,430, a 2 percent increase.
Nationwide, eight of the 15 fastest-growing U.S. cities and towns of more than 50,000 were in Texas, according to census figures. San Marcos, Texas, between Austin and San Antonio, had the highest growth rate at 4.9 percent.
Population figures for Marin's 2010 census, followed by the Affordable housing quota (RHNA) and the ratio of affordable housing units per capita(RHNA%):
|2010 Census Pop||RHNA 2007-2014||RHNA%|
|Marin County Ttl||252409||4882||1.94|
|Tam Valley-Homestead Valley||10735||77||0.72|