Resident Population in El Dorado County Sees Rare Decline
Newly released chart from Department of Commerce shows a rare decline in population in our county. The population reached a high in early 2010 but declined by the start of 2011. This is the first time in modern history that the county population has decreased.
Resident Population in El Dorado County, CA (CAELDO5POP)
2011: 180.938 Thousands of Persons
Annual, Not Seasonally Adjusted, Updated: 2012-05-01 11:20 AM CDT
|Source:||U.S. Department of Commerce: Census Bureau|
|Release:||Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties|
Data for "Resident Population" are from estimates as of July 1. Data for 1970 and 1980 are annual census.
10 states stealing California’s population
A study released Monday finds that California, once the ultimate destination of millions of
Americans dreaming of a better life, has been losing millions of its citizens to other
states over the past 20 years.
The report, by the Manhattan Institute, found that California’s net outflow of population
has topped 3.4 million over the past two decades.
And those people have taken billions of dollars in taxable income with them, only
exacerbating California’s chronic budget woes.
California’s overall population does continue to grow, but only because of immigration
from foreign countries and a relatively high birthrate.
The states seeing the biggest inflows from California are clustered in the South and
Southwest and tend to have lower taxes, and more business friendly regulations,
according to the report.