Redefining Southern California

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Results from the 2000 census are dismantling stereotypes about California, redefining a region very different from what it was a decade ago. One sixth of all California households -- four and a half million, received an extended questionnaire known as the -long form.- Their answers reveal details ranging from family income to the presence of flush toilets. There are also data on education, language and a host of other subjects, all of which add up to the most comprehensive reliable survey of who Californians are and how they live. We get three interpretations, from a demographer at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, the author of Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir about the creation of Lakewood, and the director of Loyola Marymount University-s Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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Census Bureau

Center for the Study of Los Angeles

Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

Milken Institute

Armory Center for the Arts

Center for the Study of Political Graphics



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton