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State's Population Growth Slowing: Report

The reduced growth rate is largely caused by slowing immigration rates said a USC Study released this week.

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California's population growth has slowed dramatically over the past several years, meaning the state likely won't reach 50 million residents until 2046 -14 years later than previously expected, according to a USC study released this week.

According to the study, the reduced growth rate is largely caused by slowing immigration rates.

Researchers found that the percentage of Californians who were born out of the country is expected to remain at 27 percent through 2030. That's an abrupt change from the 1980s and 1990s, when the rate was increasing sharply, the report found.

Researchers said the slow-down in population growth should be viewed as a positive sign by policy-makers struggling to balance budgets.

"This is surely good news for local governments and taxpayers who are struggling to keep up with the costs of growth,'' according to study co-author Dowell Myers, professor of urban planning and democracy at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

"These projections suggest there is more time to plan a much better future for California.''

The study also found that growth among residents aged 65 and older will quadruple over the next 20 years, thanks to the aging "Baby-Boomer'' population.

"In less than 20 years, the Baby Boom generation will all be senior citizens, and these projections show their replacements in the workforce will be the children of immigrants,'' according to the study's lead author, John Pitkin, a senior research associate in the Population Dynamics Research Group.

The study also found that native Californians represent an ever-growing majority of the state's population. In 2010, more than 90 percent of children under 10 were native Californians, the report found. By 2030, 57.2 percent of adults aged 35 to 44 will be native Californians, up from 38.5 percent in 2010, the report found.

Dave Francis April 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM
This is not just about Mexicans, but Asians, Europeans and others who have strained our compassionate welfare programs, that every state has had to cut back public assistance on US citizens and permanent residents, with green cards. It’s about anybody who violates a sovereign countries law? Both political parties are to blame for this conflict, as Democrats are out to lure more votes, legal or otherwise? The republicans are for larger profits of cheap labor from the business community, which has lowered wages for the average American worker. Either party can be trusted to perform correctly, that is why the Constitutional Tea Party is swelling daily with new members in thousands of chapters as people are despondent with the direction of this country. This nation is near bankruptcy and with a 16 Trillion dollar deficit owed to foreign investors; the interest is more than the GDP.
Dave Francis April 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM
As the Congress continues to squabble over mandatory E-Verify, the Obama Administration has issued a statement that it is getting ready to introduce a big expansion of the electronic application. A second law to support The Legal Workforce Act H.R. 2885 is to amend the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (H.R.140); the country cannot maintain in subsidizing billions of dollars being extracted from the 50 states? Bad politicians should be thrown out of office, not excluding state Governors, Mayors, Judges and all elected officials, and replace them with Fresh Tea Party leaders who will insure everybody gets their fair share of the American Dream and enforce all laws attributed to the Constitution and the Rule of Law. NumbersUSA is maintaining a data base of all related information and you should investigate their website for the latest news.
Dave Francis April 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM
What is significant that if Arizona gains a positive decision from the high court of the land, there will certainly be hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens sweeping throughout the country, seeking desperately for a new place to live? Interesting enough these persons will head for states with no policing enforcement as California, Nevada, Utah, Washington State and locations that have ignored the pleading of taxpayers about the burden of tax costs. These states already suffering from massive deficits will soon be overwhelmed by more illegal’s, than they had already. California being the paradise, with no enforcement against sanctuary city ordinances. This is the epitome of ‘Poetic Justice’ as California, run by Liberal state legislators have deceived their own legal residents, to subsidize the illegal immigrant invasion. Voters must demand from GOP House speaker John Boehner and his elite class stop blocking the bipartisan E-Verify “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” from being initiated in Congress by Texas Sen. Lamar Smith. Taxpayers are continuously afflicted at the hands of dishonest politicians who have sold us into financial bondage by allowing illegal immigration to persist almost unimpeded in coming here. Less than 28 bipartisan co-sponsors are needed to head this to the House floor.
Dave Francis April 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM
The federal government or any organization can keep spitting these numbers out, but if the avid reader does his own research, this is just numbers conjured up to pacify the American people. From what I have surmised the figures of illegal people here is well into 20 million plus. Any survey can be engineered to make it less than they are? Probably they are not counting the hundreds of thousands of ‘foothold’ babies, unborn or who gain immediate citizenship when they are conceived. The illegal Mother can immediately claim, all the same welfare services for the child/ children as any U.S. born citizen or naturalized citizen immigrant. Once situated the whole family moves into the Section 8 housing. Each state wherever the family settles is forced by unfunded mandates, for infant delivery, food stamps, entitlements and subsidized housing. All paid for by the already overtaxed population.
Dave Francis April 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM
About 13 percent of the world's adults or more than 640 million people say they would like to depart their country permanently according to a Gallop poll. That’s an estimated 150 million of the world's adults have said they would like to move to the United States as the most desired destination for potential migrants. In a Pew Hispanic Center study that foreign nationals from South of our border have stopped pouring into the U.S., and the net numbers even indicate that they're going back home. More than half of Mexican-born people in the U.S. are illegal, and Mexicans make up nearly 60 percent of all illegal migrants here. What they haven’t estimated is the numbers of illegal migrants and immigrants from not just from across the border, but the visa overstay that have permanently settled here illegally. This isn’t just about foreign nationals from across our border, but the unwelcome visitors from overseas; from every region of the world.

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