Monday, February 4, 2013

Demographic trends in California

The Daily Journal (San Mateo), Juliet Williams and Elliot, 2/1/13.  "Hispanics to soon surpass number of whites in state."

Hispanics will become the largest ethnic group in the nation’s most populous state early next year, the California Department of Finance said Thursday, marking a big milestone in a long-running demographic shift that has already deeply altered the political balance of power, the economy and culture. 

....  In 2060, Hispanics will make up 48 percent of the population compared to 30 percent white.  Blacks are expected to slip from nearly 6 percent in 2010 to just more than 4 percent by 2060, while the Asian population, now just below 13 percent, may grow slightly.  ....  The demographic trends show that California, like other states, will see its median age increase from the current 35 to 42 in 2060 but still be relatively young, thanks largely to Hispanics.

....   California’s population is expected to hit 50 million in 2049, from about 38 million today, led by steady growth in Southern California. The percentage of women in the state will continue to slightly outnumber the percentage of men, due to longer female life expectancies. ....The report relied on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, California Department of Public Health vital statistics and surveys of county planning experts and regional government councils.   Read article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Women will continue to outnumber men in CA. Probably in most states. What's that old saying? Men will break while women will bend.