Orange County Register–
Giant Los Angeles and relatively small Irvine made the list of the 15 U.S. cities adding the most residents in the year ended July 1.
Population growth in the two Southern California cities was highlighted in a Census Bureau report released Thursday, May 24.
At the city level for the 12 months studied, Los Angeles added 18,643 people — the nation’s No. 5 gain in population count and just 241 people shy of 4 million. That’s a modest growth of 0.47 percent. L.A., by the way, was the nation’s No. 2 city for overall population behind New York City.