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Published on May 25, 2023
Asian Population Now Largest Racial Group in the Bay Area, Census Data Shows

Recent data from the 2020 Census reveals that, for the first time, Asians now represent the largest racial group in the Bay Area, overtaking white people as the region's plurality. Covering six of the Bay Area's nine counties, the demographic shift shows a growing Asian population, with numbers rising from 25.5% in 2010 to 33.1% in 2020, and white people declining from 40.3% to 32.9% in the same period. 

This aging population has seen a 38% increase in people over 65, and a 12% drop in children under five years old. Schools grapple with declining enrollment and reduced state funding, while trends show that fewer people can afford to live alone, and household sizes generally grow larger. The percentage of renter-occupied homes also rose from 44.8% in 2010 to 47.1% in 2020. Continue reading on SFist →

Data via U.S. Census and Bay Area News Group. Charts by SFist