A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals that the population of California continues to significantly grow and change. According to 2016 estimates, California has just over 39 million residents, making the most populous state by far, and housing one out of every eight U.S. residents. In fact, California’s population is one and a half times that of Texas, the next most populous state with 28 million residents. California’s population almost tripled in the last half of the 20 th century, with its population projected to reach 50 million by the year 2050. In the last 20 years, however, there has been an unprecedented decrease in growth in the California population. Over the last decade, California added only 3.1 million residents, which is an approximately 9% rate of growth. This is barely higher than the nation’s overall rate of growth, which is about 8%. The ethnicity of California’s population makes the state one of the world’s most diverse populations. In 2015, Latinos surpassed whites as the largest ethnic group in California, at 39% of its population. Whites are a close second at 38% of the population; other significant ethnic groups include 14% Asian American, 6% African American, and 3% multiracial. Less than 1% of the population is classified as American Indian or Pacific Islander. Furthermore, a significant portion of California’s population consists of immigrants; California is the state with the largest immigrant population, at 27% or 10.7 million individuals. This is far greater than most states in the nation. New York is the state with the next largest immigrant population, at 23%. The most common country of origin of California residents, by far, is Mexico, with 4.3 million immigrants. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we have represented the interests of countless clients in the state of California who are facing deportation proceedings, but who wish to remain with their families in the United States. Fortunately, there are many remedies that may be available if you are facing deportation charges. We will aggressively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, and help you settle upon the option that is best calculated to allow you and your family to live where you choose. Contact our experienced deportation defense attorneys today, and learn how we can help.