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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.