Latino population to equal whites in 2013
July 1, 2013
The Latino Democratic Club is hosting an event on Monday that will highlight how the 15 million Latinos in California is equal to the state’s non-Hispanic white population, the Sacramento Bee reported.
In 1999, there were approximately 5 million more non-Hispanic whites living in California than Latinos. State demographers project that by 2064, California will have 25 million Latinos and 15.6 million whites.
While Latinos population numbers have increased through immigration and comparatively high birth rates, the number of whites has fallen because of high numbers moving out of the state and dropping birth rates.
Even though Latino population numbers are equal to whites, there continues to be wide gaps in income, education and other social measures, the Sacramento Bee said.
For example, while the median household income for Latinos in 2011 was about $44,300, the median household income for non-Hispanic whites was about $67,000.