Map of the Month

Each month a new map is presented to the Commission to help explain important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. These custom-crafted maps are prepared by MTC’s Data & Visualization team.

June 2014

Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities In California

According to population estimates recently released by the California Dept. of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Bay Area is the fastest growing region in the state. San Jose, followed by San Francisco and Oakland have the highest populations in the region, and three bay area cities made the top 10 ranking. In addition, our region also has 4 counties; Santa Clara (1), Alameda (2), San Francisco (5) and San Mateo (9), in the top 10 fastest growing counties.Dublin (3), Campbell(7) and Rio Vista (8) each had a significant percentage change in their population growth. The state data reports population and housing trends for 482 California cities. Last year, all but 43 cities saw an increase in residents, with the declines typically experienced in the state's rural areas.