By Jake Lambert
If this comes as a surprise to you, it shouldn’t. Sociologists have been reporting this would happen since last year, but claim that low Hispanic birthrates are what delayed this from happening earlier.
This video is from a report in April 2013:
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The shift in demographics can be explained by the decline in Caucasian birthrates along with many Caucasians leaving California for states in better financial condition. The comparably higher birthrates of Hispanics and the fact that the majority of immigrants were born in Latin America (53%) can also be cited.
California has now become the second U.S. state with a Hispanic majority since New Mexico already has 47% of its population represented by Hispanics. Nationwide, Caucasians are now not the majority in three states: Hawaii, New Mexico, and now California. California is the country’s most populous state and has now experienced this demographics shift. Which state could be next? It is said that Texas already has 38% of its population represented by Hispanics and could experience the same shift within the next decade.
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