California's Hispanic population to outnumber whites by end of 2013Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:17
California's Hispanic population to outnumber whites by end of 2013
State's 2013-14 budget proposal reasoned declining birth rates and increasing migration as cause
By July Hispanics expected to match state's white non-Hispanic population
By NINA GOLGOWSKI
PUBLISHED: 16:50 EST, 19 January 2013
UPDATED: 18:01 EST, 19 January 2013
California's Hispanic population is slated to become the state's majority ethnicity by the end of this year according to a new report by the governor's office.
New ethnicity trends outlined in Gov Jerry Brown's 2013-14 budget proposal revealed the state's expected new majority while reasoning the state’s declining birth rates and increasing migration as causes.
As early as July Hispanics are expected to be equal in size to non-Hispanic whites before outpacing them, according to the report, with both demographics in that month reaching 39 per cent of the population.
It's a swap that comes earlier than experts had expected.