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|Population of Santa Monica Rises as State Total Nears 40 Million|
By Jonathan Friedman
May 5, 2017 -- The estimated population of Santa Monica increased from 93,282 to 93,834 from January 2016 to January 2017 for a change of .59 percent, according to information released this week by the California Department of Finance.
California’s smallest city is Amador in Northern California with 193 people. Its population did not change at all from last year.
Santa Monica is ranked 222 of California’s 482 cities this year in population change by percentage. The majority of California’s cities (393) saw their population increase over the course of the year.
Total housing units was also included in the information released this week. There are 52,410 residential units in Santa Monica, up from 52,082 in 2016.
The breakdown of the residential units is 9,735 houses (increase of 15 from 2016), 40,645 multi-family units (increase of 312), 1,826 single units attached to houses (increase of one) and 204 mobile homes (unchanged from 2016).
There is a vacancy rate of 8 percent in Santa Monica, and the average household has 1.9 people. Those numbers are nearly identical to what they were in 2016.
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