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Featured Blog Post · March 21, 2023

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

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Fact Cards

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 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.
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.
94% 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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