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Total population
 Sierra 86,097,916 (total)
81,484,232 (domestic)
5,200,000 (overseas)
Regions with significant populations
Flag of Hani.svg Tondo 3,058,887
Flag of Brazoria.svg Brazoria 1,483,218
 Superior 673,221
Astoria Astoria 245,009
 Korea 189,469
 South Vietnam 167,261
 United Commonwealth 132,918
China China 96,000
 Germany 14,000
 France 12,000
 Netherlands 10,000
Primarily English, but also Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Han, Japanese, Serran, and others
Christianity (mostly Protestantism and Catholicism)
Various non-Christian religions (Judaism and Canaanism)
Unaffiliated (atheism, agnosticism, irreligious)
Sierrans, or Sierran people are citizens of the Kingdom of Sierra (including those from Sierra, the Deseret, Hawaii, and Bajaría), the territories of Sierra, and Sierran crown dependencies, and their descendants, or individuals who identify themselves with the Kingdom through residential, legal, cultural, or historical connection. The majority of Sierrans are either immigrants from North America and Europe or East Asia or their descendants. As a result of Sierra's multinational, multicultural society, Sierran nationality is tied to citizenship and allegiance (civic nationalism) as opposed to a particular race or ethnicity (ethnic nationalism). Sierrans are considered Anglo-Americans, and share much in common with its fellow Anglo-American states such as Astoria, Brazoria, Superior, and the United Commonwealth on historical, cultural, political, and social grounds. Despite these similarities, Sierrans have an endemically unique and distinct culture that emerged from the Sierran Cultural Revolution, in addition to their strong national identity. The cultural question Americani vel non Americani? is a common issue that confronts Sierrans in their view of their "Anglo-Americaness", and their "Sierranness".

Sierrans come from various backgrounds but are generally unified by a contemporary, popular culture that incorporated customs and ideologies from Protestant Western Europe and Confucian East Asia, a distinct "mainstream" culture from that of its other neighbors. These cultural ideas were the making of the cumulative decades of multicultural and multiethnic interaction that was began in the late 19th century. Today, Sierra has been described as a melting pot or salad bowl where the exchange and interaction between different cultures have flourished freely. Within the Kingdom, there are several, prominent regional subgroups, among them including Styxers, Channeliers, and Deseretians, each with their own variance of culture, customs, and politics.

Population[edit | edit source]

According to the 2020 census, 83,482,779 people lived in the Kingdom of Sierra. The majority of Sierrans have ancestral origins from Europe, Latin America, or Asia within three generations. Nearly 40% of Sierrans in 2010 are either first or second-generation immigrants, the majority of which hail from Asia or Latin America.

One of the fastest-growing nations among the developed world, mostly from immigrants arriving to the Kingdom legally or illegally, Sierra has a history that has consistently favored immigration. It is projected that by 2025, Sierra's population will have reached 100 million if current trends continue. However, there are signs of slowing immigration rates, primarily due to the increased cost of living in Sierra and newer legal policies. Within Sierra, interprovincial migration is common where citizens move from one area to another within the Kingdom. As of 2015, the fastest-growing region in Sierra is the Southwest Corridor (particularly the Inland Empire and Imperial) where there is affordable real estate and job opportunities.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Generally, citizenship is obtained through birth (Jus soli) or by birth/adoption abroad when at least one biological or legal parent who was either born in Sierra or naturalized (Jus sanguinis). The jus soli condition does not automatically apply to children of foreign diplomats however where additional requirements are issued. In addition, citizenship can be renounced by both citizens of birth and naturalization. Dual citizenship is recognized in Sierra although prevents citizens of such status from obtaining certain political posts or offices (namely as Prime Minister). Nearly all citizens hold a National Identification Card and are registered with a family register, which the law requires. As such, ownership of the card has been synonymously associated with citizenship as only citizens may possess the card, and be featured on family registers. Despite this, some citizens do not have a card, and are known as "card holdouts", and face serious legal and financial difficulties as a result of this.

Naturalization is a necessary process for foreigners in obtaining Sierran citizenship. Under most circumstances, foreigners must first obtain permanent residency (colloquially referred to as the green card) and meet certain requirements prior to applying for citizenship. The majority of immigrants have obtained citizenship directly or indirectly from this legal process. In recent times, illegal immigration has increased where foreigners have bypassed naturalization laws and live within Sierran borders without permission or sanction.

Ethnic ancestry[edit | edit source]

According to the 2010 census, more than 40 different ethnic groups had at least 100,000 members living in Sierra. The largest self-reported ethnicity/ancestry is Mexican followed by German, Albish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. In recent years, the presence of newer ethnic groups have increased, particularly in the urban regions where ethnic enclaves and established communities are more likely to be formed within reach of economic resources and utilities.

Ethnic origins/Ancestry Percent of total population Population Area of largest proportion
Mexican 16.3% 12,125,928 Sonora (84.7%)
German 14.0% 10,414,908 San Joaquin (34.8%)
Albish 11.9% 8,852,671 Shasta (49.7%)
Chinese 9.8% 7,290,435 San Francisco (19.2%)
Vietnamese 8.1% 6,025,768 Orange (17.5%)
Irish 7.1% 5,281,846 Kings (26.8%)
African 4.63% 4,165,963 Gold Coast (17.3%)
Korean 4.31% 3,347,649 Gold Coast (10.0%)
Tondolese 4.47% 3,325,331 Orange (5.2%)
Japanese 2.7% 2,008,589 Gold Coast (2.3%)
Han 2.5% 1,859,805 Orange (6.2%)
Dutch 2.38% 1,770,534 Santa Barbara (7.3%)
Indian 2.29% 1,703,581 Santa Clara (2.1%)
Persian/Iranian 1.3% 967,098 Gold Coast (1.1%)
Armenian 1.23% 915,024 Gold Coast (16.1%)