Wednesday, May 1, 2013

198 New Monrovians

Each May, the California Department of Finance (DOF) releases updated population estimates for all California cities and counties.  Not missing a beat, the state provided these estimates just in time to provide fodder for all those big May Day parties.

DOF estimates that as of January 1, 2013 Monrovia’s population is 36,943, a 0.5% increase over January 1, 2012. 

By comparison, California’s population increased 0.8% to a total of 37,966,417 and the population of Los Angeles County increased 0.7% to 9,958,091.

Those brainy demographers use a multitude of statistics, models and benchmarks including driver license data, building permit records, and housing occupancy rates.  Since building activity was still pretty slow last year, we attribute the majority of this increase to the decreasing number of foreclosed and vacant properties.  We welcome all of our new residents and neighbors.  

Want to know more?  Links to reports and press releases from the Demographic Unit of the Department of Finance can be found on their website.