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Santa Clara County grows, with international migration's help

Original post made on Mar 18, 2013

Santa Clara County's population has grown 3.1 percent since 2010 and more than half that growth can be attributed to people who migrated to the county internationally, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, March 16, 2013, 2:33 PM


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 18, 2013 at 8:03 am

I don't dispute any of this, it is what we all see here everyday in Palo Alto.

What I am wondering is how this information is collected. I can see how a census would collect this information, but how did they do this and know that this is happening since the last census?

Posted by Too much too soon, a resident of Southgate
on Mar 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

So much of an increase in population in so short a time is going to impact the local economy in a bad way, especially if it continues into the future. It will lower everyone's standard of living even further: increased traffic, pollution, congestion, overcrowding in high-density living quarters, higher housing prices, higher cost of living, possibly lower salaries.

Posted by Eric Van Susteren, online editor of Palo Alto Online
on Mar 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Eric Van Susteren is a registered user.

Hi resident,

The Census has a fairly detailed methodology report for the study posted on its website. You can check it out here: Web Link

Posted by Too much too soon, a resident of Southgate
on Mar 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

We have no control over the effects of this much immigration, and that is a little unnerving.

Posted by misleading title, a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

The title of this article "international migration" is very misleading. The article never says how much "international migration" is actually occurring, except to say that somewhere less than half of the population growth is due to "international migration".

Posted by pat, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:29 am

I agree with Too much too soon. These numbers provide more ammunition for ABAG to demand even more housing.

Posted by Pete, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Fiddle while Rome burns. The Chinese are buying us out!