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The Top 17 L.A. Zip Codes with the Worst Census Participation Rate. Is One of them Yours?

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If you live in the Northwest Valley, congratulations. You and your neighbors are among the top group participating in the Census. If you live in some parts of Hollywood, Echo Park (hipster problem?), downtown, South L.A., among other areas, then your neighborhoods needs some nudging.

Why is this important? California is "perilously close to losing out on congressional seats because of lackluster participation in the U.S. census," the Associated Press reported Wednesday.