Hayward’s population rose by about 1 percent last year and hit 147,845 people by Jan. 1, according to new info released by the California Department of Finance. The statewide growth rate was 1.3 percent and the Alameda County rate was 1.1 percent.
San Leandro rose by .5 percent and the city population is now 81,466. Unincorporated areas of the county, which include Castro Valley and San Lorenzo, grew by .6 percent to a total of 139,880 people.
The population report can be read in spreadsheet form here.