STANISLAUS COUNTY — The U.S. Census Bureaus latest population estimates show Stanislaus Countys Hispanic and Asian populations continue to grow, while the number of white and black residents decline.
Stanislaus population overall edged up just 1.2
The Hispanic population has been on a steady climb for decades. They made up about 22
Asian residents have increased in number, and in 2012 they made up more than 5
The other notable population shift revealed in the latest census count was the declining number of children in Stanislaus County and throughout most of California and the United States as a whole.
The number of county residents under 18 declined by nearly 1,600 from 2010 to 2012. That 1.1
But it is not something Stanislaus County school officials say they are worried about.
Birth rates have been down, and thats been on our radar. Weve talked about it, said Don Gatti, assistant superintendent at the county Office of Education.
Gatti said the impact of that decline varies across Stanislaus 26 school districts. He said enrollments have been increasing in Ceres and Turlock, falling in Salida and Riverbank, and fairly stable elsewhere.
Countywide, the number of high-school-age teens in 2012 was 1,027 fewer than what it was in 2010, a 3
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