Over the last two years, politicians, civic leaders and community activists across Los Angeles worried that Latinos would not be properly counted as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s once-in-a-decade population survey.
L.A.’s neighborhood numbers have finally come out, as part of the city’s process for redrawing the boundaries of its 15 City Council districts. And some at City Hall are disappointed with the results.
Our recent Census 2020 Factsheet was referenced to highlight how the Los Angeles undercount impacted all racial groups as well as renters, low-income households, and undocumented communities. The analysis also attributes the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions producing the undercount.
“Although the effort was unsuccessful, it nonetheless created fear among immigrants, both legal and undocumented,” said researcher Jonathan Ong, who co-wrote the analysis.
For more details, access the article at: Census reports declining population on L.A.’s Eastside, fueling undercount fears
Access the CNK Census 2020 Factsheet at: Potential Differential Undercount in 2020 Census Redistricting Data: Los Angeles County, California