SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The southern and western portions of the United States saw the largest population growth between 2010 and 2018, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The report points out that San Diego County's population grew by nearly 250,000 people from 2010 to 2018.
As of July 1, 2018, San Diego County has a population of 3,343,364. San Diego County is the fifth most populous county in the nation, according to the Bureau.
Though a quarter of a million residents may seem like a lot of people, San Diego didn’t make the list of metros with the most growth.
Among counties to see the most growth from 2010 to 2018 are Harris County, Texas, Maricopa County, Arizona and King County, Washington.
“One interesting trend we are seeing this year is that metro areas not among the most populous are ranked in the top 10 for population growth,” said Sandra Johnson, a demographer in the Census Bureau’s Population Division.
“Though no new metro areas moved into the top 10 largest areas, Phoenix, Seattle, Austin, and Orlando all experienced numeric increases in population since 2010, rivaling growth in areas with much larger populations. This trend is consistent with the overall growth we are seeing in the south and the west.”