New state data shows Sonoma County population decline continues but is slowing

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Sonoma County’s population declined again in 2022, continuing a multiyear slide following the 2017 North Bay wildfires, according to the latest state figures.

The county lost more than 2,400 residents, or about 0.5% of the total population, between Jan. 1, 2022 and Jan. 1, 2023.

That’s on par with most of the Bay Area’s other eight counties, which also saw their population decrease in the last year, according to figures released May 1 by the state Department of Finance.

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