For the past three years, California’s population has been on the decline, thanks to a combination of demographic changes and people moving out of state in search of lower costs of living. However, some places continue to grow.
The fastest-growing city in California, according to SmartAsset, is also one of its newest. Menifee, which incorporated in 2008, was ranked as the ninth-fastest growing city in the U.S. with a population over 100,000. From 2017 to 2022, Menifee’s population rose by 17.4%. There are currently 109,399 people living in the city.
Just one other California city made the top 20 on SmartAsset’s list. Roseville in Placer County saw a 12.2% population jump over the past five years. It ranked 20th for population growth nationwide.
Interestingly, SmartAsset also examined sex demographics for cities with populations over 100,000. The biggest population shift toward women occurred in Fullerton where females now make up 53% of residents. Five years ago, women were 47.6% of Fullerton’s population.
See the full list of America’s fastest-growing cities and methodology here.
List and data were compiled by SmartAsset and do not reflect statistics on all cities.