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Report Number P23-17
Component ID: #ti548925423

This report presents summary statistics based on data gathered from every 10th household in the South and East Los Angeles areas in November 1965. The South Los Angeles area is a section of Los Angeles in which the population is predominantly Negro and the East Los Angeles area is a section of the city in which the population is predominantly Mexican–American. The survey was conducted on the recommendation of Dr. Andrew F. Brimmer, then Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce, in connection with his work on the task force appointed by President Johnson to investigate the riots in Watts and adjoining areas of Los Angeles in the summer of 1965. The survey was financed by the Office of Economic Opportunity and conducted by the Bureau of the Census.

Component ID: #ti702095047

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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