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This Central LA Congressional District Had The Lowest Voluntary Participation In The 2020 Census Statewide

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For the first few months of the 2020 Census, people were supposed to respond to the decennial count on their own, over the Internet, phone or by mail.

In one L.A. congressional district in the heart of the Los Angeles, only about half of all households did that. By the end of the count, in the entire state this district ranked last in terms of voluntary participation in the count.

Census takers were sent out to follow up with those who didn't respond on their own. But experts say the damage is likely already done -- and they predict an undercount that could hurt federal funding for essential medical and other institutions serving the region's residents.

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