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California Population is Changing

| Blog | September 5, 2013

       

          California Population

California populationAccording to the Standford Center on Longevity, California is the country’s largest populated state and the sixth youngest. The Population growth rate is slower than that of the from the 1970s and 1980s. However; growth from 2000 to 2010 has kept pace the the overall US growth rate. The ethnic population changes in California continue.  Since 1990 the Hispanic population has increased from 26% to 38% while the white, non-Hispanic share decreased from a majority 57% in 1990 to 40% in 2010.

California’s population is relatively young in comparison to the rest of the country. In the last decade California’s older population has grown and will soon outpace the nation. California’s population age 65 and older will nearly double over the next twenty years from 4.3 million in 2010 to 8.4 million in 2030. As the huge baby boomer population born from 1946 to 1964—ages beyond 65.

 

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