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In 2025 the Hispanic population is expected to be the state's largest ethnic group.

Non-Hispanic whites make up 49.9% of California's population, compared with 57.1% in 1990.

41% of children who go to school in California are of Hispanic origin.

The number of Hispanic businesses has increased by 245% in the last 10 years.

TOTAL POPULATION: 33.1m
HISPANIC POPULATION: 10.5m (31.5%)
ORIGIN: Mexican, Guatemalan, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Nicaraguan
MAIN CITIES: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento

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