Census Bureau: San Diego's population is up

Around 1.3 million people call San Diego home

SAN DIEGO - San Diego's population grew by about 19,000 people between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

In raw numbers, the increase -- 18,867 -- was the seventh-largest in the United States, making San Diego the nation's eighth most populous city, with nearly 1.356 million people.

New York City grew the most, adding 61,440 people and bringing its population to 8.4 million.

Houston grew by more than 35,000 people, while Los Angeles grew by about 31,000 people during the same time period.

San Jose, where the population increased by about 16,000 people, was the only other California city ranked among the nation's 15 fastest growing. San Jose is just 1,500 people away from becoming the third city in the state with a population of more than 1 million people.

No California cities were among the top 15 in growth on a percentage basis.

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