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New U.S. Census Bureau Data: Silicon Valley Population Barely Grew in 2017
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New U.S. Census Bureau Data: Silicon Valley Population Barely Grew in 2017

Alameda and San Francisco counties also are seeing slower population growth. Existing residents left the region at their highest levels in seven years in 2017. International in-migration is compensating for the departures. By Sharon Simonson Population growth has nearly stopped in Santa Clara County. According to 2017 population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week, the population of the Bay Area’s largest county, with not quite two million people, grew a scant 6,578 people in the year ended July 1. Current residents are leaving the county at their greatest numbers since 2011. More than 26,000 Santa Clara County residents moved to another U.S. county last year. That compares to the fewer than 3,000 residents who left for other U.S. counties in 2011. In t...
Vital Valley, Struggling Valley
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Vital Valley, Struggling Valley

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE and PALO ALTO—As San Francisco and Silicon Valley lead California job growth, Bay Area economic recovery remains irregular. San Francisco and the South Bay have regained their 2007 peak employment—but not their dot-com peaks—while the East Bay, Oakland and Marin County have only begun to recover from the financial crisis, according to Palo Alto’s Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy and state data. Thirteen years after the dot-com boom, at not quite $91,000 a year, Santa Clara County’s median household income remained 11 percent below what it was in 1999, while 7 percent fewer households, or more than 12,000, earned above $150,000 a year, according to the most current Census Bureau data. San Francisco has 13,000 fewer employed residents toda...
Census 2020 Seeks to Unravel Race from Ethnicity
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Census 2020 Seeks to Unravel Race from Ethnicity

By Sharon Simonson Tech companies releasing demographic data about their workforces are entering an emerging and potentially fraught conversation, though perhaps not at all about what they imagine. Since the end of May, Silicon Valley’s Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Menlo Park’s Facebook Inc. have released “diversity” counts by gender, race and ethnicity about their national and global workers. They have uniformly criticized themselves for their largely white and Asian male populations and pledged to broaden their human spectrum. But in their information releases — in particular their graphical representations of their workforces’ statistical makeup — the companies have used nomenclature that differs from that used by the federal government, conflating two histor...
Bloomin’ ‘Burbs
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Bloomin’ ‘Burbs

By Sharon Simonson New residents settling in the East Bay suburbs and exurbs are leading regional population growth, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Of 20 Bay Area cities, Pleasanton and Brentwood were the fastest growing at 2.7 percent from July 2012 to July 2013. Pleasanton neighbor Livermore; Brentwood neighbors Antioch and Pittsburg; and Walnut Creek helped complete the top 10 fastest. San Jose, the region’s largest suburb, also appears to have turned a corner. The self-named Capital of Silicon Valley added not quite 16,000 people, making it the country’s 11th fastest-growing city on a numeric basis. San Jose’s 1.6 percent growth rate was its fastest in three years. The Bay Area trends echo national trends reported May 22 by The Wall Street Journal bas...