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SACRAMENTO— California’s population grew by almost 298,000 residents in 2012 to 37,966,000 as of January 1, 2013, according to a population report released today by the Department of Finance.
The report shows preliminary January 2013, as well as revised January 2012, population data for cities. Highlights include:
The San Francisco Bay area leads the state as the fastest growing region. Four out of the five fastest growing counties are in the Bay area. Santa Clara County is the fastest growing county in the state at 1.6 percent. Alameda, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties all had growth rates over 1 percent. The City of Los Angeles, California’s largest Read more »
SACRAMENTO – California’s population grew by 256,000 between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012 to total more than 37.8 million persons, according to official population estimates released today by Gov. Jerry Brown’s Department of Finance. The current growth rate of 0.7 percent is about the same as last year’s population growth, and continues the pattern of modest growth rates over the past few years.
As in the last decade, natural increase remains the primary source of the state’s growth. The natural increase of 269,000 in the past year is composed of approximately 503,000 births minus 234,000 deaths. Births continued to decline statewide while deaths increased over the Read more »
Who doesn’t is increasingly the better question.
In one infographic created by Go-Gulf.com, a Dubai website design team, it’s estimated there are more than 2 billion persons online – some 30 percent of the world’s population.
The highest concentrations of users are in North America, Europe and Oceania.
A US Internet user averages 32 hours online. The average in roughly half that for global users.
There are 4 billion YouTube views per day and 1 billion Google searches.
A second infographic examines social networking use.
Facebook had 901 million visits, followed by Twitter with 555 million and Google with 170 million, Go-Gulf.com says.
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SACRAMENTO—More than 10,000 graduating high school students across California have earned the first state recognition in the nation for achieving proficiency in multiple languages, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced July 5.
The “State Seal of Biliteracy” was established by Assembly Bill 815 — authored by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, a Santa Monica Democrat — to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. It takes the form of a gold seal affixed to the high school diplomas of qualified students. School district Read more »
California’s population grew by almost 251,000 new residents in 2011 – a 0.7- percent growth rate – to total 37,679,000 as of this January 1st, according to a new population report released May 1 by the Department of Finance.
The City of Los Angeles, California’s largest city, has a population of 3,825,297. Los Angeles grew by almost 19,000 persons during 2011.
San Diego, California’s second largest city, now has a population of 1,321,315 and added almost 12,000 persons during the year.
San Jose, California’s third largest city, now has a population of 971,372 and added over 14,000 persons during the year.
…Its 80 members and their honorees should consider these facts from a March 5 article in The Daily Beast called “Women and the Leadership Gap:”
The United States ranks 71st in the world in female legislative representation. Bangladesh, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates score higher.
Seventeen percent of US Senators are women. Only 16.8 percent of the House of Representatives.
The Supreme Court has three women justices out of nine.
Six of the country’s 50 governors — 12 percent — are women.
In state legislatures, 23.6 percent of elected representatives are female.
Nine percent of mayors of the nations 100 largest cities are women.
To California’s Read more »
“The state should see more than a 50 percent increase in the population over age 65″ between now and 2020, according to the Legislative Analyst’s California Facts for 2011.
Some 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day — and will continue to do so for 19 years.
About 4.4 million Californians are over 65, 11.5 percent of the population. By 2030, nearly 8.3 million Californians will be over 65, almost 18 percent of the population.
Over one in every eight — or 12. percent — of the population is over 65 years of age. Persons reaching age 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 18.6 years, 19.9 years for females and 17.2 years for males, according to Read more »
California’s population grew less than one percent between July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 to total more than 37.5 million persons, according to official population estimates released today by Gov. Jerry Brown’s Department of Finance.
This represents 260,000 new residents during the fiscal year and continues the pattern of modest growth rates over the past few years. The current growth rate of 0.70 percent is a slight increase over last year’s growth of 0.65 percent.
More than 16.5 million Californians over the age of 16 work, according to the US Census Bureau.
Just over 2 million Californians are unemployed, according to the 2009 American Community Survey conducted by the federal government. That translates to 11.3 percent of the workforce – a percentage point lower than the unemployment rate calculated by the state.
Of the 14.4 million women over the age of 16, a little over half — 7.5 million — are employed.
More than one-third of the 16.5 million Californians employed in the civilian workforce – nearly 6 million – have jobs in what the federal government classifies as “management, professional and related occupations.”
Just over 1 million have Read more »
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the 10 most commonly spoken languages in California, by percentage of population usage, are:
French is 11th.
The census also found that more than 40 percent of Californians speak a language other than English at home. A subsequent study by the Davis Administration catalogued 232 languages and dialects spoken in the state.
(Editor’s Note: It will be interesting to see what changes occur with the results of 2010 survey.)
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