The U.S. Census Bureau continues to slice and dice the state, based on its 2010 data. Some tidbits, via Capitol Alert:
• The median age of all Californians is 35.2 years old, nearly two years younger than the nation as a whole.
• The state's males, with a median age of 34, are markedly younger than its females at 36.3.
• The largest single age group are those 15 to 19 years old, with 7.6 percent of the state's population, while the smallest are, not surprisingly, those in the 80-84 and 85-plus age categories at 1.6 percent each.
• Latinos, with 37.6 percent of the state's population, are very close to overtaking non-Latino whites at 40.1 percent. Most demographers expect Latinos to become the state's largest ethnic group by mid-decade.
• Asians are now 13 percent of California's residents, with African Americans at 6.2 percent. Chinese are the largest Asian ethnic group at 3.4 percent, with Filipinos a close second at 3.2 percent.
• Just 55.9 percent of Californians live in owner-occupied housing, which is higher than only the District of Columbia at 45.6 percent and New York at 54.5 percent. West Virginia has the nation's highest homeownership rate at 79 percent.