(KERO) — The U.S. has released data from the 2020 census and Kern County is growing increasing 7.2% over 10 years rising from 839,000 to just over 900,000 people.
54% of residents in Kern identified as Hispanic or Latino in origin.
While the next highest ethnic group is whites with 40.9% of people being a part of that group.
African-Americans and Asians both made up a little over 5%.
California's population grew just over 6%
The Asian population grew more than 25% showing more than six million people in the state are of asian descent.
That's more than the total population of some other states.
The state's white population fell by 24%.
California is one of three states in the country in which the white population is not the largest ethnic group.
Hispanics passed whites in 2015 and grew by 11% over the past decade.