The populations of Garden Grove and Westminster continue to grow, but at a modest pace.
According to a report issued recently by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people living in Garden Grove rose by eight-tenths of one percent from July 2011 to July 2012, an increase of 1,316 residents. The new total is 174,389.
In Westminster, the number rose from 90,814 in 2011 to 91,377. That’s 563 more residents, a 0.6 percent difference.
There are no estimates for Stanton, as the survey applied only to cities with a population of 50,000 and over.
In the study, Irvine was identified as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and the fastest-growing in California. Irvine saw its population go from 220,694 to 229,985, which is a 4.2 percent hike and the addition of 9,291 residents.
Irvine is the third-largest city in Orange County, behind Anaheim and Santa Ana. Huntington Beach is fourth and Garden Grove fifth.
Population estimates for selected Orange County cities include:
• Anaheim: up 0.8 percent to 343,248;
• Santa Ana: up 0.8 percent to 330,920;
• Huntington Beach: up 0.8 percent to 194,708;
• Orange: up 0.8 percent to 139,419;
• Fullerton: up 0.9 percent to 138,574;
• Tustin: up 1.9 percent to 78,049;
• Yorba Linda: up 1.3 percent to 66,735;
• Mission Viejo: up 0.9 percent to 95,290;
• Placentia: up 0.8 to 51,673;
• San Clemente: up 0.7 percent to 64,482;
• Buena Park: up 0.7 percent to 82,155;
• Costa Mesa: up 0.7 percent to 111,918.