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Featured Blog Post · May 7, 2024

How Has California’s Immigrant Population Changed over Time?

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Fact Cards

Californians age 65 and older are expected to outnumber children in the state by 2030.
A majority of recent immigrants to California were born in Asia.
1 in 5 Share of young adults in California who identify as LGBT.
Half of the nation’s unsheltered homeless population resides in California.
In 2020, California lost population for the first time in state history.
Blacks and Latinos make up 44% of California’s population, but 56% of families at or below the 10th percentile.
No race or ethnic group constitutes a majority of California’s population.
About 7 in 10 Californians think that when today’s children grow up, they will be worse off financially than their parents.
A majority of the nearly 6 million students in California’s public schools are “high need”—low-income, English Learner (EL), homeless, or foster youth.
77% Most Californians say housing affordability is a problem in their part of the state.
The average age at first marriage has surpassed 30 years for women in California.

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