Response rates do vary, with neighborhoods with large concentrations of Latinos, noncitizens, and renters yielding low response rates.
In parts of Central Los Angeles, which has a high population of renters, the response rate is as low as 11.6%. In the southwest portions of Fresno and Tulare counties, where the majority of the population is estimated to be Latino, responses rates are in the teens.
PPIC’s report notes that Los Angeles County’s low response turnout is especially worthy of monitoring going forward. As of now, the county’s response rate at 57.4% lags behind the current statewide rate of 63.8%, possibly a result of COVID-19 overshadowing Census messages since rates of infection in LA are the highest in the state.