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Los Angeles population grows to 4 million people

Corbin Boone, Staff Writer

The population of Los Angeles has been increasing for decades, and is now estimated to be over 4 million people. The city’s population hit this mark once it had a population surplus of 42,470 people from 2016 to 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times.

This makes the overall California population as high as 39.5 million, with an increase in housing in some of its largest cities. San Francisco, San Diego, and San Jose also saw a similar population hike. Housing construction has been running parallel with the population, making around 90,000 units of houses within the last year.

While there has been an increase in housing production, it has not met the population demand.. Over 40,000 people currently need a place to migrate and settle down in California.

Los Angeles County is now marked as having the largest population of the state with 4 million alongside San Diego having a total of 1,406,318 right below it. San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, and Anaheim follow as California’s most populated cities. Currently on a rise, each city’s populations fluctuates throughout the decades.

Demographer Dowell Myers has said that the increase in population “Isn’t due to immigration at all. It’s due to millennials and jobs,” according to LA Weekly. This means that more millennials are being born and the job opportunities in California seem to be more inviting than others.

When birth rates increase more and more, the population of Los Angeles expands beyond its boundaries. Los Angeles continues have an average population growth of 0.43 percent.

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