The population of Santa Monica rose 6.72 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The figures stemmed from the bureau's 2010 count.
In 2000, the census listed Santa Monica as having a population of 84,084. That number rose to 89,736 in 2010. In 2006, the city had an estimated 88,050 residents, the U.S. Census Bureau said.
According to the bureau, 11,716 of the residents are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the residents who identified themselves as being of one race, 62,917 are white, 7,960 are Asian, 3,364 are black or African-American, 173 are American Indian/ Alaska native, 116 are Native Hawaiian/ other Pacific Islander and 316 as "some other race," the bureau said. The number of Santa Monicans who identified themselves as being of two or more races was 3,174.
The census figures also indicated that there are 50,912 housing units in Santa Monica, 46,917 of which are occupied and 3,995 of which are vacant. The 2000 census did not include housing figures.
In December, the Census Bureau released state population figures indicating that the population of California grew from 33.9 million residents in 2000 to 37.3 million in 2010. Though California’s 10 percent growth rate makes it the 20th fastest-growing state in the country, it remains the most populous state.
covered by Santa Monica Patch suggested that the city has become the top-growth city in the U.S.
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