No race or ethnic group constitutes a majority of California’s population: 39% of state residents are Latino, 37% are white, 15% are Asian American, 6% are African American, 3% are multiracial, and fewer than 1% are American Indian or Pacific Islander, according to the 2018 American Community Survey.
If excluded from racial categories, Hispanics are the largest racial/ethnic group in California. In 2015, California had the largest ethnic/racial minority population in the United States. Non-Hispanic whites decreased from about 76.3 – 78% of the state’s population in 1970 to 36.6%% in 2018.
The 10 States with the largest Black population are Florida, Texas, New York, Georgia, California, North Carolina, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio. Combined, these 10 States represent 58% of the total Black population .
Figures 3 -5, 3 -6, and 3 -7 show analogous population pyramids for three of the largest Latino national groups : Mexicans, Cubans, and Dominicans. These three groups illustrate the internal variation in the structure of the Latino population.
Instead, the OMB has decided that the term should be ” Hispanic or Latino ” because regional usage of the terms differs. Hispanic is commonly used in the eastern portion of the United States, whereas Latino is commonly used in the western portion of the United States.
The two youngest states by median age, South Dakota (23) and North Dakota (24), have among the smallest Hispanic populations in the country . Each has fewer than 40,000 Hispanics .
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 38.2% of the state’s population. Moreover, the U.S Census shows that the 2010 estimated Hispanic population in Texas was 9.7 million and increased to 11.1 million in 2017 with a calculated 18% change from the 2010 Hispanic population estimate.
California’s population is now growing at its slowest rate in more than a century. The California Department of Finance, which monitors the state’s population data, found that from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020, California saw a net gain of only 21,200 new residents — a 0.05% growth rate not seen since 1900.
The fact is, California is already overpopulated ; it is why we’re seeing Californians leave the state in record numbers. Overpopulation leads to reduced quality of life.