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Assessing patterns of diversity and change

Featured Blog Post · May 6, 2021

Who’s Leaving California—and Who’s Moving In?

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Fact Cards

In 2021, California lost population for the first time in state history.
Blacks and Latinos make up 40% of California’s population, but 60% of people in lowest-income families.
No race or ethnic group constitutes a majority of California’s population.
6 in 10 Californians think that when today’s children grow up, they will be worse off financially than their parents.
A majority of the 6 million students in California’s public schools are “high need”—low-income, English Learner (EL), or foster youth.
90% Most Californians say housing affordability is a problem in their part of the state.

Meet the Team

Sarah Bohn

Vice President and John and Louise Bryson Chair in Policy Research and Senior Fellow

Laura Hill

Policy Director and Senior Fellow

Hans Johnson

Center Director and Senior Fellow