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San Diego Regains Title Of Eighth-Largest City In The Country

San Diego has regained the title of eighth-largest city in the country, surpassing Dallas in population last year, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

As of last July, San Diego was home to 1,306,301 residents, compared to Dallas' 1,299,543, according to the Census Bureau.

San Diego fell one spot in 2008's ranking, from eight to ninth, behind Dallas.

According to the Census Bureau, New York City had the nation's largest population in July 2009 with 8,391,881 residents.

In second place was Los Angeles with 3,831,868 residents; followed by Chicago, 2,851,268; Houston, 2,257,926; Phoenix, 1,601,587; Philadelphia, 1,547,297; San Antonio, 1,373,668; San Diego, 1,306,301; Dallas, 1,299,543; and San Jose, 964,695.

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CaliforniaDefender | June 22, 2010 at 2:46 p.m. ― 6 years, 8 months ago

Being 8th is nothing to brag about. The population of San Diego and California as a whole are out of control. 1.3 million people is unsustainable and increasing it only further applies pressure to our over-strained city services, depletes natural resources like water, depresses wages, increases unemployment, increases housing costs, overcrowds schools, increases traffic and pollution, and overall makes San Diego less nice place to live.

We really need to put out a national ad campaign that discourages people from living here. We would be far better off with half a million people living here, or better yet, a quarter million. Population control must start now.

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