Final estimates before the official census numbers are released in 2010 show California is still growing, but growing slowly.
The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau count 381,000 more people in California in July of this year compared to July last year.
However, it isn't growing the fastest -- that distinction goes to Wyoming, with Utah, Texas and Colorado in second, third and fourth, respectively.
Those growth numbers among nearby western states may confirm State Department of Finance numbers that, in fact, show many Californians to be leaving, and without immigrants arriving from other countries, the state's population would actually be going down.
The Department of Finance only counted 353,000 new residents in the same year-over-year period, indicating the margin of error inherent in such estimates.
Jackson West couldn't be paid enough to move to Nevada.