Thursday, June 22, 2006

Elk Grove takes first place in U.S.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in a report released this week, Elk Grove was the fastest-growing city in the country last year. Elk Grove wasn’t an incorporated city six years ago and today its population is 131,000 according to the California Demographic Research Unit.

From the end of 2002 to the end of 2004, the state shows the city’s population jumping from 86,000 to 121,000, a 41 percent increase. Local officials are planning for more growth. Elk Grove Mayor Richard Soares said his city has the infrastructure ready to handle anticipated future growth.

The growth of Elk Grove typifies homeowner’s appetite for open space, affordable housing and suburban living. All, which disappear after everyone, moves there.


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