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Martinez Population Grew By 0.9 Percent Last Year

New state report shows Martinez population grew by several hundred in 2012

Martinez's population edged up by 0.9 percent last year.

Figures released by the state Department of Finance show Martinez added about 300 residents, increasing its population to 36,578 as of Jan. 1.

Martinez is the tenth largest of Contra Costa's 19 incorporated cities. It's similar in size to Pleasant Hill.

Concord is the largest city in the county with more than 123,000 people. The smallest city is next door in Clayton, which has slightly more than 11,000 people.

Contra Costa County's population grew by 0.8 percent last year to 1,074,072.

Over in Alameda County, Dublin had the second highest growth rate in California with 6.8 percent.

California's population increased by 0.8 percent to 37,966,471.

City 2013 Population Change Antioch 105,117 + 1.1% Brentwood 53,278 +1.2% Clayton 11,093 +0.8% Concord 123,812 +0.4% Danville 42,720 +0.5% El Cerrito 23,910 +0.5% Hercules 24,403 +0.4% Lafayette 24,312 +0.5% Martinez 36,578 +0.9% Moraga 16,238 +0.4% Oakley 37,252 +1.9% Orinda 17,925 +0.5% Pinole 18,664 +0.4% Pittsburg 65,339 +0.9% Pleasant Hill 33,633 +0.5% Richmond 105,562 +0.5% San Pablo 29,266 +0.4% San Ramon 76,154 +1.9% Walnut Creek 65,684 +0.6%

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