Yolo County vs. California
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2019
Introduction
Yolo County vs. California
Yolo County:
2019 Population = 220,500
2019 Percent of State = 0.6%
California:
2019 Population = 39,512,223
2019 Percent of U.S. = 12.0%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Yolo County with comparisons to California and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Yolo County vs. California's population growth over 1969-2019. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2019
Population, 1969-2019
Figure 1.
Figure 1 traces Yolo County's annual population for the period 1969-2019 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 51-year period, Yolo County's population rose from 89,817 in 1969 to 220,500 in 2019, for a net gain of 130,683, or 145.5%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2019
Population, 1969-2019
Figure 2.
Figure 2 traces California's annual population for the period 1969-2019 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 51-year period, California's population rose from 19,711,000 in 1969 to 39,512,223 in 2019, for a net gain of 19,801,223, or 100.5%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2019
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2019
Figure 3.
Figure 3 shows Yolo County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with California, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Yolo County's overall population growth was 145.5% over 1969-2019 outpaced California's increase of 100.5%, and outpaced the United States' increase of 63.1%.
Population as a Percent of the California Total: 1969-2019
Population as a Percent of the California Total: 1969-2019
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of contrasting the population growth of Yolo County is to compare its individual percentage contributions to California's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster, or declined less, than California's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Yolo County's population comprised 0.46% of California's population, while in 2019 it comprised 0.56% thereby yielding a +0.10% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2019 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2019
vs.
1969
+0.10%
=
0.56%
-
0.46%
 
   
Yolo County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2019
Yolo County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2019
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Yolo County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2019. The average annual percent change for the entire 50-year period is also illustrated on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Yolo County's population grew at an annual rate of 1.82% over 1970-2019. The county recorded its highest growth in 1972 (6.67%) and posted its lowest growth in 1973 (-3.91%). In 2019, Yolo County's population grew by 0.17%
Yolo County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2019
Yolo County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2019
Figure 6.
Over the past five decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again traces the annual percent change in Yolo County's population since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2019.
During the 1970s, Yolo County's annual population growth rate averaged 2.05%. It averaged 2.36% throughout the 1980s, 1.80% throughout the 1990s, 1.92% throughout the 2000s, and 0.99% thus far this decade (2010 to 2019).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Yolo County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for California and the nation. As the chart reveals, Yolo County's average annual population growth registered above California's average during the 1970s (2.05% vs. 1.67%), outpaced California's average during the 1980s (2.36% vs. 2.31%), surpassed California's average in the 1990s (1.80% vs. 1.38%), registered above California's average throughout the 2000s (1.92% vs. 0.99%), and surpassed California's average over the 10 year period of the last decade, 2010-2019 (0.99% vs. 0.67%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Yolo County led the nation throughout the 1970s (2.05% vs. 1.10%), outperformed the nation during the 1980s (2.36% vs. 0.95%), recorded above the nation over the 1990s (1.80% vs. 1.23%), led the nation throughout the 2000s (1.92% vs. 0.95%), and topped the nation over 2010-2019 (0.99% vs. 0.68%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
1.82
2.05
2.36
1.80
1.92
0.99
0.17
 
1.40
1.67
2.31
1.38
0.99
0.67
0.13
 
0.98
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.68
0.48
 
   

Interactive TableTip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank and/or sort the data.

   
 
Yolo County:
Population, 1969-2019
 
1969
 
89,817
100.0
N
0.46
1970
 
92,144
102.6
2.59
0.46
1971
 
95,307
106.1
3.43
0.47
1972
 
101,668
113.2
6.67
0.49
1973
 
97,694
108.8
-3.91
0.47
1974
 
99,899
111.2
2.26
0.47
1975
 
102,227
113.8
2.33
0.47
1976
 
101,389
112.9
-0.82
0.46
1977
 
105,909
117.9
4.46
0.47
1978
 
111,100
123.7
4.90
0.49
1979
 
109,575
122.0
-1.37
0.47
1980
 
113,791
126.7
3.85
0.48
1981
 
115,238
128.3
1.27
0.47
1982
 
117,748
131.1
2.18
0.47
1983
 
119,398
132.9
1.40
0.47
1984
 
120,861
134.6
1.23
0.47
1985
 
123,769
137.8
2.41
0.47
1986
 
125,166
139.4
1.13
0.46
1987
 
128,526
143.1
2.68
0.46
1988
 
133,311
148.4
3.72
0.47
1989
 
138,252
153.9
3.71
0.47
1990
 
142,214
158.3
2.87
0.47
1991
 
145,100
161.6
2.03
0.48
1992
 
146,568
163.2
1.01
0.47
1993
 
148,165
165.0
1.09
0.47
1994
 
149,972
167.0
1.22
0.48
1995
 
152,628
169.9
1.77
0.48
1996
 
155,359
173.0
1.79
0.49
1997
 
158,876
176.9
2.26
0.49
1998
 
161,743
180.1
1.80
0.49
1999
 
165,269
184.0
2.18
0.49
2000
 
169,835
189.1
2.76
0.50
2001
 
175,337
195.2
3.24
0.51
2002
 
180,327
200.8
2.85
0.52
2003
 
182,954
203.7
1.46
0.52
2004
 
185,237
206.2
1.25
0.52
2005
 
186,269
207.4
0.56
0.52
2006
 
189,615
211.1
1.80
0.53
2007
 
194,339
216.4
2.49
0.54
2008
 
197,154
219.5
1.45
0.54
2009
 
199,791
222.4
1.34
0.54
2010
 
201,073
223.9
0.64
0.54
2011
 
201,954
224.9
0.44
0.54
2012
 
204,576
227.8
1.30
0.54
2013
 
206,292
229.7
0.84
0.54
2014
 
208,398
232.0
1.02
0.54
2015
 
212,037
236.1
1.75
0.54
2016
 
215,627
240.1
1.69
0.55
2017
 
218,477
243.2
1.32
0.56
2018
 
220,118
245.1
0.75
0.56
2019
 
220,500
245.5
0.17
0.56
Source: Calculations by the California Regional Economic Analysis Project (CA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2020
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PSN
 
   

Interactive TableTip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank and/or sort the data.

   
 
California:
Population, 1969-2019
 
1969
 
19,711,000
100.0
N
9.79
1970
 
20,023,181
101.6
1.58
9.82
1971
 
20,345,575
103.2
1.61
9.84
1972
 
20,584,794
104.4
1.18
9.84
1973
 
20,867,737
105.9
1.37
9.87
1974
 
21,172,548
107.4
1.46
9.92
1975
 
21,536,715
109.3
1.72
10.00
1976
 
21,934,505
111.3
1.85
10.08
1977
 
22,350,247
113.4
1.90
10.17
1978
 
22,838,960
115.9
2.19
10.28
1979
 
23,255,069
118.0
1.82
10.36
1980
 
23,800,800
120.7
2.35
10.47
1981
 
24,285,933
123.2
2.04
10.58
1982
 
24,820,007
125.9
2.20
10.71
1983
 
25,360,023
128.7
2.18
10.85
1984
 
25,844,397
131.1
1.91
10.96
1985
 
26,441,107
134.1
2.31
11.11
1986
 
27,102,238
137.5
2.50
11.29
1987
 
27,777,160
140.9
2.49
11.46
1988
 
28,464,250
144.4
2.47
11.64
1989
 
29,218,165
148.2
2.65
11.84
1990
 
29,959,515
152.0
2.54
12.00
1991
 
30,470,736
154.6
1.71
12.04
1992
 
30,974,659
157.1
1.65
12.08
1993
 
31,274,928
158.7
0.97
12.03
1994
 
31,484,435
159.7
0.67
11.97
1995
 
31,696,582
160.8
0.67
11.90
1996
 
32,018,834
162.4
1.02
11.89
1997
 
32,486,010
164.8
1.46
11.92
1998
 
32,987,675
167.4
1.54
11.96
1999
 
33,499,204
170.0
1.55
12.01
2000
 
33,987,977
172.4
1.46
12.05
2001
 
34,479,458
174.9
1.45
12.10
2002
 
34,871,843
176.9
1.14
12.12
2003
 
35,253,159
178.9
1.09
12.15
2004
 
35,574,576
180.5
0.91
12.15
2005
 
35,827,943
181.8
0.71
12.12
2006
 
36,021,202
182.7
0.54
12.07
2007
 
36,250,311
183.9
0.64
12.03
2008
 
36,604,337
185.7
0.98
12.04
2009
 
36,961,229
187.5
0.97
12.05
2010
 
37,319,502
189.3
0.97
12.06
2011
 
37,638,369
191.0
0.85
12.08
2012
 
37,948,800
192.5
0.82
12.09
2013
 
38,260,787
194.1
0.82
12.11
2014
 
38,596,972
195.8
0.88
12.13
2015
 
38,918,045
197.4
0.83
12.14
2016
 
39,167,117
198.7
0.64
12.13
2017
 
39,358,497
199.7
0.49
12.11
2018
 
39,461,588
200.2
0.26
12.08
2019
 
39,512,223
200.5
0.13
12.04
Source: Calculations by the California Regional Economic Analysis Project (CA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2020
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PSN
 
   

Interactive TableTip: To augment your analysis click on the column headers in the following table to rank and/or sort the data.

   
 
United States:
Population, 1969-2019
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,321,666
153.7
0.83
2011
 
311,556,874
154.8
0.72
2012
 
313,830,990
155.9
0.73
2013
 
315,993,715
157.0
0.69
2014
 
318,301,008
158.1
0.73
2015
 
320,635,163
159.3
0.73
2016
 
322,941,311
160.4
0.72
2017
 
324,985,539
161.4
0.63
2018
 
326,687,501
162.3
0.52
2019
 
328,239,523
163.1
0.48
Source: Calculations by the California Regional Economic Analysis Project (CA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2020
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
Copyright © 2021. Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project (PNREAP). All Rights Reserved.

Please stay tuned...
while your request is processing:

Please wait while your request is being processed...
To offer the most comprehensive set of interactive options in support of your research, CA-REAP calculates and crunches most of the data and generates the narrative and graphic analysis on demand in response to your request.
Your request will soon be available.
Just a few more seconds....Your request has been generated and is now loading the results.