The estimate of a modest population increase of 0.8 percent was compiled by the California Department of Finance, based mostly on new residential construction and estimates of housing occupancy.
The increase from the 2013 population of 84,466 reflected the small number of building permits issued by the city of Tracy in 2013, continuing a trend in recent years.
Tracy is expected to have a greater increase in population by the end of this year and in future years, as several new subdivisions have been approved and some construction is expected to begin in 2014.
Tracy, at 85,146, remains the second-largest city in San Joaquin County, behind Stockton with 300,899. Following Tracy are Manteca, 72,880; Lodi, 63,651; Lathrop, 19,831; Ripon, 14,855; and Escalon, 7,323.
The unincorporated parts of the county have a population of 146,146, bringing San Joaquin County’s total population to 701,731, a 1.3 percent increase.
Lathrop is the fastest-growing city in the county, showing a 2.7 percent increase to reach its new population of 19,831.
To the west, Dublin, where a number of condos and apartments have been built north of Interstate 580, is the third-fastest growing city in the state with a 7.1 percent increase to 53,462. Livermore had a 1.7 percent increase to 84,852, and Pleasanton grew its population by 1.6 percent to 73,067.
California as a whole had a 0.9 percent population increase to an estimated 38,340,000 residents.
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