November 24, 2005


Hispanics, elderly are fastest-growing groups: By 2020, whites will be state minority (Jennifer Coleman, 11/24/05, Associated Press)

By 2020, California will be more crowded, its population older and its racial composition dominated by Hispanics, according to a report released Tuesday.

The changes will pose challenges to state lawmakers, who will have to grapple with the additional pressures on already strained schools and health care systems, according to the report by the California Budget Project.

In just 15 years, one in seven Californians will be age 65 or older, the state will add 10 million residents, and Hispanics will account for 43 percent of the population, with whites accounting for about 34 percent.

Which can only improve the quality of the ools who win statewide races there.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 24, 2005 8:11 PM
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