Mill Valley Grew by 205 People in 2011

According to a state report, Mill Valley grew by 1.5 percent last year, the highest percentage increase anywhere in Marin.

From to the getting ready to welcome its largest kindergarten class ever, there's plenty of anecdotal evidence that Mill Valley is growing. And it's doing so at a rate higher than anywhere in Marin, according to data released this week.

According to a report in the Marin Independent Journal, Mill Valley grew more quickly than any other Marin city last year, up 1.5 percent, or 205 people, for a total population of 14,172.

Marin County grew by a total of 1,750 people, or 0.7 percent to 254,790, according to estimates from the state's Department of Finance. The growth mirrored the state as a whole, which grew by about 251,000 people, or 0.7 percent to 37.7 million, the newspaper reported.

Click here for more on the data form the state Department of Finance.

Rico May 03, 2012 at 04:57 PM
It is interesting to see how the DOF figures are always higher than the official US census reports. I remember an article back a few years ago that said the population of Marin was 11,000 higher than what the official US census reported. It seems to me that a few bankrupt bean counters sitting in offices in Sacramento at the DOF seem to embellish population figures to promote their agenda and keep their jobs. The DOF would never admit that the population of M.V. declined by 350 people during the period of 2000 to 2008 like the census reports said. Also, the recent DOF report could not hide that the population is declining Lake and Mendocino counties, there was no way for the DOF to fudge those numbers. Maybe those people at the DOF in Sacramento have access to information that the US census bureau does not have, but how are we to know the truth ? And why such a discrepancy in the numbers ?
Bob Reddick May 03, 2012 at 05:29 PM
This uncontrolled growth is exactly why we have traffic problems in Mill Valley. While the planning commission is trying to placate the unrealistic expectation of housing for all, as defined by ABAG, the residents of Mill Valley are adversely effected by the traffic. One late Saturday afternoon, it took my wife and me twenty three minutes to travel from Sycamore/Blithedale to the off ramp for 101 North. It takes a friend of mine twenty seven minutes to travel from his home in Petaluma to his office in Shelter Bay Office Complex.
Bill McGee May 03, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Ricardo, it sure shoots holes in your repeated proclamation that Novato is growing at a fast pace while central Marin is not. LOL.
Bill McGee May 03, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Bob, the growth in Mill Valley is not due to new construction according to the report I read. The increase is still a relatively small number though and probably is due to older folks dying off or moving and younger families moving in to existing homes. Traffic on weekends getting out of Mill Valley has been bad for a long time however.


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