Having grown by an estimated 16,962 residents last year, the population of San Jose is now over the one million mark (1,000,536) while the population of San Francisco has grown to 836,620, an increase of 10,617 residents in 2013, according to California’s Department of Finance.
At the same time, a total of 1,960 net new housing units were constructed in San Francisco last year, on par with the 10-year average of 1,932, according to San Francisco’s Planning Department, but one-fifth the number of new residents. A reported 3,578 housing units were built in San Jose.
Having grown 1.5 percent to a total population of 1,868,558, Santa Clara County was the fastest growing county in California last year, closely followed by Alameda (up 1.5 percent to a population of 1,573,254). The estimated population of Oakland is now 404,355, up 1.2 percent in 2013.