San Diego got bigger and more diverse during the last decade, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday. Here are a few highlights from local and other reports that examined those trends more closely:

• San Diego County’s grew by 10 percent to 3.1 million residents between 2000 and 2010, which amounted to the smallest ever population increase by percent, the Union-Tribune reported, and mirrored statewide trends of slowing growth, the New York Times reported.

• California’s political landscape may shift toward more inland counties and minorities, the Los Angeles Times noted. For the first time, the majority of San Diego County’s population is not white, non-Hispanic residents, KPBS said.

• My favorite Census graphics so far were created by the U.S. Census Bureau, the U-T and the Los Angeles Times. The bureau compared population in California counties, the U-T examined growth in cities and the Times illustrated how population shifts may change California’s congressional districts and state legislative districts.

To browse the new information posted by the U.S. Census Bureau, click here. If you find something interesting, be sure to let me know.

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