California's population to grow 39% by 2060, report says
California's population will reach nearly 52.7 million by 2060, according to a new state report.
The projection, released by Gov. Jerry Brown's Department of Finance, said the state will cross the 50 million threshold by 2049.
The report showed 39% growth in the state's population. By comparison, if there was a state made only from the difference between the California's current population and its projected population in 2060, it would be the fifth-largest state in the nation.
California's demographics are also in for a major shift, according to the report: For the first time since California became a state, Latinos will be a plurality in early 2014. By 2060, they will be nearly half of the state's population.
Although the state's Asian population is also growing, it will only be a little more than 13% of the state's population, the report said.
-- Chris Megerian in Sacramento