A new report from California's Department of Finance estimates that the state is closing in on 40 million residents.
According to the annual estimate, residents of the state grew by 309,000 last year. That's actually down from an average of 333,000 new residents a year since 2010.
Still, the new additions put the state's total population at about 39,810,000.
A couple of report highlights:
Los Angeles, California's largest city, grew by almost 33,000 persons (0.8 percent) in 2017 adding on to a population of over four million (4,054,000).
Of California’s 482 cities, 421 saw gains in population, 57 saw reductions, and 4 experienced no change.
Throughout the state, more than 13,200 housing units were demolished in 2017, with wildfires heavily influencing a number of areas. The counties with most housing loss due to fire include Sonoma (2.6 percent), Napa (1.1 percent), and Mendocino (1.0 percent). Between 2010 and 2016, an average of 5,500 housing units were demolished statewide.
Here's the report: