There will be more Hispanics than whites in California by the end of 2013.
According to figures revealed in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 budget proposal, the number of Hispanics will be equal to the number of whites by July of this year–39% of Californians will be Hispanic and 39% will be white then. By the end of the year, the number of Hispanics will outnumber whites.
In addition, the report found that 80% of Hispanics in California are younger than 50, compared to only 73 percent of whites.
The report notes that “as many in the non-Hispanic white population retire, they will be replaced by a more diverse workforce.”
Hispanics made up 12 percent of the electorate in 1998. In 2012, though, they represented 20% of the electorate.
Political analysts in California believe that unless Republicans win more of the Hispanic vote, it will be “almost impossible” for the GOP to gain a majority in the state. In 2012, nearly 72% of Hispanics in California voted to reelect President Barack Obama.