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Lamorinda hearts the census

By Jonathan Morales
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 11:14 am in Lafayette, Lamorinda, Moraga, Orinda.

Good news Lamorindans. You’re returning census forms at some of the highest rates in Contra Costa County. Here’s the latest breakdown, courtesy of the Census Bureau’s interactive participation map:

  • Lafayette: 60 percent
  • Moraga: 63 percent
  • Orinda: 61 percent
  • Contra Costa County: 52 percent

The only other city in the mix with Lamorinda is Clayton, with a 61 percent return rate.

Within Lamorinda, the highest rate of return comes from the Country Club and Larch neighborhoods in Southern Moraga, where 66 percent of residents have returned their forms. But they don’t come close to Rossmoor residents, who have returned 75 percent of their forms, making them the top census tract in the county.

The lower return rates can be found in the western and eastern parts of the county, especially in North Richmond.

And in case you’re wondering, the state with the highest rate of return is South Dakota at 62 percent. The city with the highest rate? Bismark, N.D., with 68 percent of residents having returned their form.

For more information about the census, visit

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