U.S. Domestic Migrations From 2013 to 2014
You’ve been thinking for a while that it’s getting crowded around these parts — a lot more crowded. On the freeways. On BART. Even at your hot yoga/vegan sushi takeout place.
And now, the U.S. Census Bureau confirms you’re not crazy — the Bay Area’s population is growing rapidly, largely driven by people flocking here from all over the United States.
The agency published new population numbers today that show the estimated population of our nine-county region increasing by about 100,000 between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, from 7,461,992 to 7,561,755 — or about 1.3 percent.
The fastest-growing Bay Area county, in both absolute numbers and percentage? Alameda, which saw a gain of more than 27,000 people, or about 1.75 percent. The two slowest-growing counties were Napa and Marin, with gains under 1 percent.
San Francisco, whose population continues to break its previous highs, increased from 841,138 to 852,469, or about 1.2 percent.