The Sacramento region is also now majority nonwhite for the first time in history.
People who identify as Asian and Latino accounted for the largest numbers of new residents, followed Black residents. Meanwhile, there were about 40,000 fewer people who identified as white.
“I think it’s pretty significant because the forecast a couple of years ago was that the nation would tip towards being majority non-white sometime in 2050, so that means Sacramento is 30 years ahead of the national projection,” said Noli Brazil, a UC Davis professor and demographer. “That signifies that the region is ahead of the curve when it comes to reaching that milestone.” The four-county Sacramento region — including Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties — joins other diverse metro areas, including Los Angeles, Miami and Houston where minority groups are now in the majority, according to the Sacramento Bee.