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San Diego County is the nation’s fifth-most populous with 3.3 million residents, and added the fourth-highest number of residents between 2013 and 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

According to the Census Bureau, San Diego County added 41,000 residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014.

Harris County, TX, which includes Houston, had the largest increase in the nation at 89,000, while Maricopa County, AZ, which includes Phoenix, added 74,000 people to place second. Los Angeles County was third, adding 63,000 residents.

Four of the top 10 counties are in California. Here is the list in terms of population on July 1, 2014:

  1. Los Angeles County — 10,116,705 residents
  2. Cook County, IL — 5,246,456 residents
  3. Harris County, TX — 4,441,370
  4. Maricopa County, AZ — 4,087,191
  5. San Diego County — 3,263,431
  6. Orange County — 3,145,515
  7. Miami-Dade County, FL — 2,662,874
  8. Kings County, NY — 2,621,793
  9. Dallas County, TX — 2,518,638
  10. Riverside County — 2,329,271.

Riverside County added 32,000 people between 2013 and 2014, overtaking Queens County, New York, to land in the top 10.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.