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Photo by Chris Camargo via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr The city of Los Angeles grew by more than 44,000 persons in 2009, a new Department of Finance report says. That puts the second largest U.S. city's population near 4.1 million, still much smaller than New York City, which is over 8 million. Los Angeles' rate growth is "more than twice the growth of California's second largest city, San Diego," which added 17,000 persons for a total of 1,376,173.
Statewide, the population grew 393,000 to 38,648,000.
Other local cities also gained notoriety in the report. Oxnard topped 200,000, Beaumont and Coachella, both in Riverside County, both placed in the top five of fastest growing cities, and Irvine was the top fastest growing city under 300,000 based on numeric population change.
1. Los Angeles 4,094,764 1.1
2. San Diego 1,376,173 1.3
3. San Jose 1,023,083 1.6
4. San Francisco 856,095 1.1
5. Fresno 502,303 1.4
6. Long Beach 494,709 0.8
7. Sacramento 486,189 1.0
8. Oakland 430,666 1.2
9. Santa Ana 357,754 0.7
10. Anaheim 353,643 1.6