A recent Los Angeles Times article reveals how Somerton, a city in the state of Arizona with a large Latino community, was subject to an undercount during the 2020 U.S. Census. Findings from our recent Census 2020 Factsheet were referenced to demonstrate how the undercount in last’s year census was worse than in past decades, due to the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The big-picture implication is it will skew the redistricting process, our undercounted neighborhoods will be underrepresented, and populations that are undercounted will be shortchanged when it comes to the allocation of federal spending,” Ong said.
For more details, access the article at: Latino city in Arizona grew, but census says it shrank
Access the CNK Census 2020 Factsheet at: Potential Differential Undercount in 2020 Census Redistricting Data: Los Angeles County, California