The Census Bureau finally releasing information about California’s population. The 2020 Census results delayed because of the pandemic and government-imposed shut down.
The new Census results indicate the number of Latinos in California grew by about 1.6 million, or 11%. That’s much greater than the state’s rate of growth, which was 6%.
The number of Asian residents also grew, by about 1.2 million. That’s a growth rate of 25%.
Meanwhile the number of white residents fell by 1.2 million or 8.3%.
The number of black residents fell by about 44,000 people or 2%.
The state population is 39.5 million people, but the growth fell below that of other states.
For the first time in state history, California will lose a congressional seat.