Latinos, Asians Fuel California’s Population Growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LOS ANGELES (AP) — New census data shows Latinos and Asians accounted for virtually all of California’s population growth over the last decade.

Data from the 2010 U.S. Census released Tuesday shows Latinos grew by 28 percent and Asians grew by 31 percent.

Non-Hispanic whites saw their numbers decrease between 2000 and 2010 by 5 percent, and the state’s African-American population dipped by 1 percent.

Demographers say Latinos are growing faster than other groups because most Latinos are of child-bearing age while the rest of the population tends to be older.

California’s population grew 10 percent over the decade to 37.3 million. But growth lagged behind other western states and California failed to pick up additional congressional seats for the first time after a census.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Mr. Whitey

    Time for me to finally vacate California.

    • sick and tired

      Good since you people are no good to society anyways..

      • Proud American

        Yes, most of us are tired of the racism placed against those of us who might have light colored skin! I am only 3rd generation in this country and here LEGALLY, but already have been placed into the “white” catagory. I, like my grandchildren, are considered “mixed”. I think we need to drop the labels and call all Californians by their true names… AMERICANS. sick and tired…you’re part of the rampant racism in our state and country.

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