California Population To Remain Unchanged Through 2060 As Residents Flee, Study Finds

  • New projections released by the California government indicate that the state’s population growth is expected to be minimal through 2060, presenting a significantly less optimistic outlook compared to earlier forecasts.
  • According to data from the California Department of Finance, the projected population for the year 2060 is 39.51 million. Currently, the state’s population stands at 39.24 million. Previous estimates had anticipated California’s population to reach 45 million by 2060, but the new projections paint a different picture.
  • Interestingly, California’s actual 2020 population of 39.52 million exceeds the projected number for 2060. Additionally, the projections reveal that California is predicted to reach 40 million people in 2050, a stark contrast to the state’s prior projection in 2007, which had envisioned a population of 59.5 million by that year.
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