California Growing By Leaps And Bounds.

I just discovered the Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) website. Lots of Ph. d’s on their board of directors. I’m going to have to check them out more thoroughly when I have time. Here’s something to get you started.

Since 1960, California’s population has more than doubled.

Year Population
1960 15,863,000
1965 18,464,000
1970 20,039,000
1975 21,538,000
1980 23,782,000
1985 26,403,000
1990 29,944,000
1995 32,063,000
2000 34,698,000
2001 35,088,000
2002 35,691,000
2003 36,271,000
2004 36,810,000
(Source: California Department of Finance)

[Illegal] Immigrants Are Responsible For More Than 90 Percent of California’s
Population Growth.

Most groups in California are barely replacing themselves, typically having less than two children. Many [Illegal] Immigrant families typically average more than three. So as we welcome more immigrants, we welcome a major increase in population. It’s easy to see how the numbers can quickly add up. Almost all of California’s population increase is due to [illegal] immigration and the above replacement fertility of Hispanic groups. (California Department of Finance) The average family size of all Californians is approximately 2.1, at replacement level.


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