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Table 1:

Low-Literacy Population Estimates for L.A. County, 2000

Area

Population Age

16 or Older

Low Literacy

Population

Low Literacy

Percent

Antelope Valley

212,431

99,230

46.7%

San Fernando Valley

1,510,023

664,212

44.0%

San Gabriel Valley

1,301,781

637,306

49.0%

Metro

891,025

577,685

64.8%

West

521,746

126,562

24.3%

South

646,844

543,646

84.0%

East

918,854

602,874

65.6%

Harbor

1,119,821

548,224

49.0%

Los Angeles County

7,122,525

3,799,739

53.3%

 

 

 

 

Source: United Way, Literacy@Work: The L.A. Workforce Literacy Project, September 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.