According to LA County, Los Angeles is the hardest-to-count county in the nation. Why? About 52% of Los Angeles speaks a language other than English at home and about 57% belongs to historically undercounted populations including: African American, Latino, and Native American communities. In addition, the large number of children and youth populations who have not been traditionally counted, our diverse immigrant populations, and the large volume of non-traditional housing in the county, such as multi-unit rentals on one property, mobile homes, guesthouses, and accessory dwelling units.
The Census Bureau recognizes a variety of groups that are hard-to-count:
According to LA County, it receives about $7 BILLION every year based on Census data. Funding for critical programs such as: