CALIFORNIA DEMOGRAPHICS | See California.

‘California has by far the largest foreign-born population of any state. Ten million—or nearly a quarter of all immigrants in the country—call the sprawling state home; they speak over 200 languages. In 2014, Latinos [see below] overtook whites as the most populous ethnic group and will account for nearly half of California’s population by 2060. The scale of these demographic changes means questions around cultural assimilation versus cultural preservation tend to arise first in California,’ (‘Learning to assimilate’, The Economist 15th Oct 2016, p.39).

‘Latinos in California are now 38% of the state’s population, equalling whites of European descent,’ (‘Lexington–Bad vibrations’, The Economist 16th April 2016 p.35).