Thursday, June 2, 2005
California growing at rapid pace
According to this New York Times story (registration required) about the numerous challenges facing us in California, some interesting stats:
New state and federal population estimates show California gained 539,000 residents last year and is on track to reach 46 million residents by 2030. That would amount to an increase of 13 million - roughly the population of Illinois - in the period following the 2000 census.
Within the next 25 years, the Census Bureau projected, about a quarter of all Americans will be residing in what will be the three most populous states, California, Texas and Florida. Other big gainers will be North Carolina and Georgia.