The California Demographics Unit (the state equivalent of the U.S. Census Bureau) today released fresh estimates of city and county populations. The data is a snapshot of the state as of Jan. 2010 and is organized in four Excel spreadsheets:
City / County Population Estimates -- January 1, 2009 and 2010 (shows 2009 population with provisional 2010 estimate, plus percent change).
Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State, 2001-2010, with 2000 Benchmark (shows annual estimates of population, plus the figures from the 2000 federal census).
Population and Housing Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State, 2001-2010, with 2000 Benchmark (shows annual estimates of households and housing units, plus breakdowns of housing by type: SFRs, apartments, mobile, etc.).
January 2010 City Population Ranked by Size, Numeric, and Percent Change (shows cities ranked by numeric and percent change between 2009-2010 and 2000-2010).
Some highlights: Between 2009-2010 California grew 1.0 percent to 38,648,090. Sacramento County grew 0.9 percent to 1,445,327. Sacramento City grew 1.0 percent to 486,489. The fastest growing county is the state is Sutter, 2.7 percent. The fast growing city is Colfax, 5.67 percent.