California's population is becoming less white and more diverse with Latino and Asian Americans leading the growth in the state for the last decade, even as the state as a whole dropped in size. New 2020 Census data shows a 10-year trend worth of population growth in California mostly due to Latino and Asian Americans. From 2010 to 2020, the Latino population grew 11%, or about 1.6 million, and the Asian population grew by 25%, or 1.2 million. As of 2020, there are about 15.6 million Latinos in California and 6 million Asians. Meanwhile, the number of white residents fell by about 8.3%, to roughly 13.7 million, losing about 1.2 million whites. The number of Black residents fell by 2% or about 44,000. 2020 is also the first time in state history California is expected to lose a congressional seat because its population decreased in growth. California will drop from 53 delegates to 52 delegates by the end of the year.
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