February 20, 2019
Cities of rapid population growth shifting
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – New population estimates suggest a shift in the region’s fastest-growing cities.

The Beaumont-Calimesa area of Riverside County added population at the fastest rates last year (+3.2% and +3.6%). San Bernardino County’s leader – and also California’s - was Chino Hills at 4.6%

Southwest Riverside County cities had held the fastest-growing distinction for several years.

The Inland Empire’s five largest cities are Riverside, San Bernardino, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Corona.

Other estimates from the California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit showed the combined Riverside-San Bernardino County population just under 4.6 million.

The state’s fastest-growing counties appeared to have shifted away from Riverside-San Bernardino to Merced, Placer and San Joaquin counties.

California’s population is expected to eclipse 40 million this year.

As for housing units, 85,000 were added last year. 13,200 were destroyed or demolished.

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