Lathrop growing by leaps and bounds, ranks among top 5 nationwide in new Census data

Lathrop in San Joaquin County was among the fastest-growing cities in the country in recent years, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data. Among cities across the U.S. with 20,000 residents or more, Lathrop had the fifth-highest growth of residents between the start of July in 2022 and 2023, behind four cities in Texas, Census officials said Thursday. Lathrop’s population increase year-over-year was 13.6 percent and the Census as of July 2023 had the city’s population as 39,857. The four Texas cities that had a higher recent annual increase were Celina (26.6 percent), Fulshear (25.6 percent), Princeton (22.3 percent) and Anna (16.9 percent).

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