California Census Shows Hispanics Lead Population

U.S. Census data shows California's Hispanic population now outnumbers the white population.
Census population estimates released late last month showed that as of July 1, 2014, the state was home to roughly 14.99 million Hispanic residents compared to 14.92 million non-Hispanic white residents.
The shift makes California the third U.S. state to not have a white plurality, following New Mexico with its large Hispanic population and the predominantly Asian Hawaii.
According to census figures, the trend is occurring alongside nationwide growth in the Hispanic population.
The percentage of growth has risen from 12.5 to 17 percent since 2000.
Demographers and state officials have predicted for years that California Hispanics would begin to outstrip the white population for the first time since statehood between 2014 and 2015.



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