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What's in a Number?

Census 2010 data has been released, and the numbers have a story to tell about the Orchard City.

Although most of the nitty-gritty bits of information, such as education, marital status and languages spoken, was released in December 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday offers intriguing insight into how the Orchard City has grown, changed and evolved.

The city of Campbell grew by 1,211 in the last 10 years, according to the census figures.

The population, at 38,138 in 2000, rose by 3.2 percent to 39,349 in 2010.

Campbell has 9,936 more residents than its neighbor, Los Gatos, and 906,593 fewer residents than its other neighbor, San Jose.

Of course, this number doesn't include the within the Cambrian 36 pocket, which may be annexed by the city of Campbell in . If that happens, this pocket of unincorporated Santa Clara County may put Campbell just over 40,000.

Within the city limits, there were 16,950 housing units noted in 2010, of which only 787 were vacant.

This number will also change soon with the addition of housing developments at (40 units), (21 units) and (4 units).

Campbell also saw an increase in the Hispanic and Asian populations and a decrease in the white population:

  • 22,866, or 58.1 percent of the total population, are white, compared with 70.1 percent in 2005-09 and 72.8 percent in 2000.
  • 7,247, or 18.4 percent, are Hispanic, compared with 16 percent in 2005-09 and 13.3 percent in 2000.
  • 6,222, or 15.8 percent, are Asian, compared with 14.9 percent in 2005-09 and 14.2 percent in 2000.

Overall, population growth for the nine-county Bay Area slowed to 5.4 percent, which puts the region at risk of losing a congressional seat. A new statewide redistricting commission will use 2010 census figures to consider redrawing political boundaries.

According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released today, the state’s population rose 10 percent from April 2000 to April 2010.

The Golden State grew from 33.9 million residents to 37.3 million resident during that decade, the census reported.

Associate Regional Editor David Mills and Walnut Creek Patch Editor Martha Ross contributed to this story.

All figures are from California Department of Finance's Census 2010 information and U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder for the city of Campbell.

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