L.A. POPULATION PASSES 4 MILLION COUNT: IMMIGRATION REMAINS STEADY, BUT MORE CALIFORNIANS LEAVING FORCHEAPER STATES.
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Los Angeles' population has surpassed 4 million for the first time, officials announced Thursday.
While state officials said last year that L.A. had passed thatmilestone on Jan. 1, 2007, they said final tabulations on that earlier estimate showed the city's population was actually 3.996 million.
However, the city's population grew 1.2 percent last year to reach 4,045,873 residents as of Jan. 1, 2008, according to according to
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Overall, California's population grew 1.3 percent last year to 38,049,462 people. Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County's population grew 0.9 percent to 10,363,850.
State demographic experts said California's population has been growing more slowly this decade, a trend driven in part by the high cost of housing. And while the rate of immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. has remained steady, a greater number of Californians have been leaving for cheaper states.
"We estimate there have been, for the last couple of years, more Californians leaving than coming from other states," said Mary Heim, chief of the demographic unit in the Department of Finance.
"That doesn't count immigration - that is just domestic migration. We think that is continuing, but it hasn't accelerated at this point in time."
The state has also been experiencing a slowdown For articles with similar titles, see Slow Down (disambiguation).
A slowdown is an industrial action in which employees perform their duties but seek to reduce productivity or efficiency in their performance of these duties. in housing growth, with about 130,000 units added in 2007, down from 170,000 in 2006 and 197,000 in 2005.
Still, even though longer-term residents are leaving, growth in the city's population indicates Los Angeles remains a top destination point for immigrants. A spokeswoman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa (born Antonio (Tony) Ramon Villar, Jr. on January 23, 1953) is the mayor of Los Angeles, California. He is the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles since Cristobal Aguilar in 1872. said that is because the city still remains an attractive place to live.
"Los Angeles continues to grow because it truly is the city where the dreams of so many have come to life," said Janelle Erickson.
SOURCE: California Department of Finance The California Department of Finance is located in Sacramento, California. It is responsible resource allocation for the state’s annual financial plan. As part of the executive branch of the state, it is within the fold of the governor of California's administration.
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