Understanding California's Demographic Shifts

Age Structure by Race and Ethnicity

Age Structure by Race and Ethnicity (click to enlarge)

Under the direction of Senior Research Scholar Adele Hayutin, the Stanford Center on Longevity has produced a study of California’s changing demographics. The report includes demographic profiles of more than 200 communities in California, illustrating shifts in age structure and changes in ethnic and racial composition. The project was developed for the California State Library to facilitate greater understanding of how demographic characteristics differ across the state and to help inform decisions regarding changing needs of local communities.

The Demographic Profiles, developed for the state library jurisdictions, the state overall, and selected reference areas, include charts and data tables covering key demographic variables, such as population growth, age structure, racial and ethnic mix, household type, income and educational attainment. Each profile incorporates data from the 2010 Census to illustrate the ten-year population shifts, and data from the five-year American Community Survey, 2005-09, for other variables, including education, income and immigration. By focusing on library jurisdictions, most of which coincide with city or county boundaries, the profiles illustrate demographic characteristics that are not always evident when looking at larger regions.

This project was supported in whole by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.

Excerpts from Understanding California’s Demographic Shifts

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VOLUME 1 20.8 MB
   Table of Contents
California Demographic Overview
   Drawing Implications
   Demographic Profiles A-M
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VOLUME 2: Demographic Profiles N-Z  22.6 MB
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VOLUME 3: Demographic Profiles for Reference Areas 11.4 MB
   California Demographic Profile
   View Reference City and County Profiles
VOLUME 4: California Library Jurisdictions: Rankings on Key Demographic Indicators 1.2 MB