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Inland Empire population shows gains since 2010 census

Irvine was one of the fastest-growing cities in Southern California between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, according to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Irvine was one of the fastest-growing cities in Southern California between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, according to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Cities in Riverside County had some of the largest population growth in the state from 2010 through last year, according to new estimates released Wednesday.

Beaumont, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Temecula are among the 20 cities in California that showed the greatest population increases between April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.

The populations of Beaumont, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Temecula, Coachella and Perris all increased by at least 5 percent in that same time frame, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Other findings of note from the data:

County Pop. Estimate Pct. Change
Riverside 2,292,507 4.1%
San Diego 3,211,252 3.4%
Orange 3,114,363 3.2%
Santa Barbara 435,697 2.7%
San Bernardino 2,088,371 2.3%
Los Angeles 10,017,068 1.9%
Ventura 839,620 1.7%
Imperial 176,584 1.%

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City County Pop. Estimate Pct. Change
Irvine Orange 236,716 10.9%
Imperial Imperial 16,184 8.9%
Beaumont Riverside 40,481 8.6%
Lake Elsinore Riverside 57,525 8.1%
Menifee Riverside 83,447 6.8%
San Marcos San Diego 89,387 6.4%
Temecula Riverside 106,780 5.8%
Coachella Riverside 43,092 5.1%
Perris Riverside 72,326 5.0%
Chula Vista San Diego 256,780 4.9%
County Pop. Estimate Pct. Change
Placer 367,309 4.9%
Alameda 1,578,891 4.3%
Santa Clara 1,862,041 4.2%
Riverside 2,292,507 4.1%
San Francisco 837,442 3.9%
Contra Costa 1,094,205 3.9%
San Mateo 747,373 3.8%
San Benito 57,600 3.7%
San Diego 3,211,252 3.4%
Orange 3,114,363 3.2%

Wednesday's release by the U.S. Census Bureau is a more detailed look at population estimates released in March, which focused on metropolitan areas and county level population estimates. Those figures show California is home to three of the six most populous counties in the U.S: Los Angeles (first), San Diego (fifth) and Orange (sixth).