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L.A.'s Population Now 4,094,764

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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.