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The California Department of Finance released population statistics today. Following is both SLO County and Santa Barbara County. Santa Maria has the highest yearly growth rate of 4%.
(population 1/1/04, popluation 1/1/05, percent change )

SAN LUIS OBISPO (county) 258,127 260,727 1.0
ARROYO GRANDE 16,577 16,537 -0.2
ATASCADERO 27,681 27,596 -0.3
PASO ROBLES 27,207 27,964 2.8
GROVER BEACH 13,248 13,228 -0.2
MORRO BAY 10,519 10,511 -0.1
PISMO BEACH 8,716 8,644 -0.8
SAN LUIS OBISPO 44,163 44,519 0.8
BALANCE OF SLO COUNTY 110,014 111,728 1.6

SANTA BARBARA (county) 415,131 419,260 1.0
BUELLTON 4,461 4,552 2.0
CARPINTERIA 14,374 14,340 -0.3
GOLETA 30,773 30,679 -0.3
GUADALUPE 6,317 6,296 -0.3
LOMPOC 42,292 42,320 0.1
SANTA BARBARA 90,569 90,518 -0.1
SANTA MARIA 85,416 88,793 4.0
SOLVANG 5,440 5,429 -0.2
BALANCE OF SB COUNTY 135,485 136,333 0.6

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile