Elk Grove, California grew 12 percent between July 2004 and 2005, making it the fastest-growing city in the nation among cities with a population over 100,000 for the year. The city – with a July 2005 population of 112,338 – is located just south of Sacramento.
Incorporated in 2000, Elk Grove is a relatively young city, but it has planned for its growth.
City Manager John Danielson that the city “has implemented a progressive growth management strategy that ensures that new development can be accommodated and will only occur as new infrastructure – roads, sewer, schools, and parks – are built.”
He also points to “an entrepreneurial service delivery model” that depends on public-private partnerships to meet demands for public services.