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Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

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San Jose’s Population Milestone

Friday, May 1st, 2009

We at MyTwoCensus wish a hearty Mazel Tov to the residents of San Jose, California, now a city of 1 million people. Unfortunately, this highly subjective number has already been overshadowed by another Bay Area institution, Apple, which just sold its 1 billionth I-Phone app. Oh well San Jose, you had your 15 seconds of fame. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

San Jose has hit another major population milestone — becoming the first West Coast city north of Los Angeles to notch its one millionth resident.

Actually, it’s 1,006,892 residents, according to figures released Thursday by the California Department of Finance that had city leaders pleased.

“Size does matter,” said a proud Mayor Chuck Reed. While not the only important thing, the mayor explained, “it does matter when I’m in Washington or Sacramento trying to get state or national policy changed on a Silicon Valley issue. I don’t know if the absolute number counts, but being the 10th largest city in the country and over a million puts us in a category that people will pay attention to, even though they’ve never been to San Jose.”

San Jose has hit another major population milestone — becoming the first West Coast city north of Los Angeles to notch its one millionth resident.

Actually, it’s 1,006,892 residents, according to figures released Thursday by the California Department of Finance that had city leaders pleased.

“Size does matter,” said a proud Mayor Chuck Reed. While not the only important thing, the mayor explained, “it does matter when I’m in Washington or Sacramento trying to get state or national policy changed on a Silicon Valley issue. I don’t know if the absolute number counts, but being the 10th largest city in the country and over a million puts us in a category that people will pay attention to, even though they’ve never been to San Jose.”