California’s population is experiencing a cultural makeover.The troubled economy is driving out the middle class to more prosperous areas of the country. Now, the future of America’s most populous state belongs more to immigrants than ever before.

U-S Census data shows more than 41,000 immigrants moved to Los Angeles county just in the past year.

During the same period, more than 100,000 residents moved out of the state, mostly due to job losses and high taxes.

The population shift is expected to reach a milestone in the middle of next year.That’s when experts say Hispanics will become the majority in California.


Census data predicts that by the year 2060, Hispanics will make up more than 50 percent of the population.

By that time, whites are expected to be less than 30 percent.

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