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Hispanic, Latino population grows in 7 of 9 Bay Area counties, soars in California

San Francisco (KGO)-The results of the 2020 census are available. The Hispanic and Latin American population is currently the largest racial and ethnic group in California, with more than one in three Californians identified as part of that group.

This is the first time that the Hispanic and Latino population is the largest racial and ethnic group in the state. Approximately 39.4% of the Golden State population gave it an identifier when filling out the census.

Comparing 2010 and 2020 census figures, Vallejo was one of the largest growths in cities in the Bay Area, with nearly 7,000 Hispanic and Latinos increasing by 6% in 10 years. ..

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In East Bay, Richmond and Antioch saw a significant increase in the number of residents identified as Hispanic or Latino, with an average increase of about 5%.

Seven of the nine counties in the Bay Area have grown Hispanic and Latino populations.

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Solano and Sonoma counties each showed the largest increase at over 4%. Contra Costa, Marin and Napa have joined Solano and Sonoma counties, with a rapidly growing Hispanic and Latino population above the state average of 1.8%. All three counties showed modest increases in their communities between 2.5% and 3%.

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In San Francisco and Alameda counties, Hispanic and Latino populations changed slightly, with an increase of less than 1%. (It’s important to note that San Francisco and Alameda counties are more populous than North Bay counties.

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On the peninsula and South Bay, both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties saw a decline in the population identified as Hispanic or Latin American. In Santa Clara County, nearly 3% fewer people were identified as Hispanic or Latino in 2020 compared to 2010. However, the community is still one in four in the county, the most populous of the nine in the Bay Area. ..

The population of Asia has increased in all local counties. Meanwhile, the black population declined in eight of the nine counties, while the white population declined in all counties. Experts predict that these racial and ethnic trends may continue across the Bay Area and the state by the time the next census is conducted in 2030.

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