Latinos to become majority in state by 2014
For the first time since California became a state, Latinos will become a plurality in 2014 and they are set to become a crucial part of the workforce as baby boomers retire, according to the Department of Finance.
The figures released Thursday found Latinos will be even with the white population by mid-2013. Each is expected to be about 39% of the population, with Latinos gaining more numbers by the end of the year.
As the white baby boomer population ages into retirement, Latinos and Asians will maintain the labor force and economy in California, according to the study.