Hispanics now make up a majority of the Inland Empire’s population, a federal agency has reported.
Fifty point five percent of the population in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is now Hispanic, according to the U.S Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, which was released last week.
By county, the breakdown was 48.4 percent Riverside County and 52.8 percent in San Bernardino County.
In Southern California, the Hispanic population is 43.2 percent.
The number of Inland Empire residents with health insurance is increasing while the region’s poverty rate is declining, albeit slightly, the survey found.