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Merced, Clovis Among State’s Fastest-Growing Cities

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Merced and Clovis cracked the list of 10 fastest-growing cities in California, according to May data from the state Department of  Finance.

Merced grew at a 2.37% clip in 2019 and now has 88,120 residents. The city ranks sixth in the state in growth percentage.

Clovis is the state’s 10th fastest-growing city at 2.2% overall, and No. 6 among cities with fewer than 300,000 people. Clovis added 2,566 residents in 2019 as its population climbed to 119,175.

Graphic of the 10 fastest growing cities in California for 2019

The 10 fastest growing cities in California for 2019. (GV Wire/Alexis DeSha)

Robust Growth in Sacramento

Beaumont, which is at 2,612 feet at the summit of the San Gorgonio Pass in Riverside County, is the state’s fastest-growing city. It added 1,845 residents in 2019 for a growth rate of 3.7%.

Three Sacramento suburbs — Folsom, Rocklin, and Roseville — made the Top 10. And, Sacramento itself grew 1.1% to 510,931 residents and remained California’s sixth-biggest city.

Fresno’s Population Officially 545,769

Fresno has a population of 545,769 after the latest update. The state’s fifth-largest city added 3,742 residents in 2019 and grew by .069%.

Graphic listing the 10 largest cities in California entering 2020

California’s 10 largest cities as of Jan. 1, 2020. (GV Wire/Alexis DeSha)