English proficiency among U.S. Latinos has risen over the past 14 years, an increase almost entirely due to the growing share of younger Hispanics born in the U.S., according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.
When asked about their language use and English proficiency in 2014, some 88% of Latinos ages 5 to 17 said they either speak only English at home or speak English “very well,” up from 73% who said the same in 2000.
And among Latinos ages 18 to 33, the share who speak only English at home or say they speak English “very well” increased from 59% to 76% during...
California's population will continue to grow over the next 45 years, but very slowly, a new projectionby the state's demographers reveals, with Latinos and Asian-Americans providing virtually all growth and the white population shrinking dramatically.
The Department of Finance's demographic unit projects that the state's population, 37.3 million in the 2010 census and nearly 39 million now, will top 51 million by 2060, 38 percent higher than the census number.
That would continue the state's relatively slow growth of the past two decades, under 1 percent a year.
The demographers project that the state's Latino population will grow...
From 2000 to 2012, California's demographic landscape changed significantly. The Latino and Asian populations drove the state's growth, increasing 32 percent (3.5 million) and 34 percent (1.2 million), respectively, while the white, non-Latino population, decreased 5.5 percent (-.9 million). The total Black population remained steady (adding 20,000) but declined as a proportion of the state's population as a result of faster growth among Latinos and Asians. By 2012, Latinos made up over 38 percent of the population, Asians, at 12.8 percent and Blacks 5.8 percent. By 2013, Latinos were projected to comprise nearly 39 percent of the state's population—for the first time, essentially reaching parity with whites with regard to their...
- Author: KPBS.org
San Diego is already a majority-minority county. That means, not one ethnic or racial group comprises more than 50 percent of the population.
That majority-minority status is expected to continue for the next 50 years or so — except for one major change. The percentage of whites and Latinos in the population switch, with Latinos making up 48 percent of the population.
- Author: California Department of Finance
California’s population will cross the 50 million mark in 2049 and grow to nearly 52.7 million by 2060, according to new population projections released today by the Department of Finance.
The latest projection series indicates that the Hispanic population will be even with the number of non-Hispanic Whites by mid-2013. Early in 2014, the Hispanic population will become the plurality in California for the first time since California became a state.
This population gain – nearly 15.4 million between 2010 and 2060 – would represent enough new...