California’s Department of Finance is reporting that the lowest population growth rate in history was reached in 2018 with the addition of 186-thousand residents.

The overall growth rate slipped last year from 2017. It was the slowest growth since records started being kept in 1900.

Births were down and immigration from Mexico was down while Asian immigration was up.

A report this year by a public policy think tank found that California’s housing supply law hadn’t triggered enough new home building to meet demand. Therefore, the housing crunch makes it harder for younger residents to lay down roots and have children.

That is especially concerning as California’s senior population continues to grow at a fast pace.

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