2010 Census Share Print How is Carson Doing in the 2010 Census? Carson is doing well in the 2010 Census compared to other South Bay cities in percentage of households that have mailed their census forms. The average response in the South Bay is 73% and Carson's is 74%. Carson74% El Segundo73% Gardena70% Hawthorne64% Hermosa Beach72% Inglewood66% Lawndale68% Lomita73% Los Angeles68% Manhattan Beach77% Redondo Beach72% Rancho P.V.79% Rancho P.V. Estates79% Rolling Hills81% Rolling Hills Estates80% Torrance76% South Bay73% Los Angeles County70% California71% United State72% On May 1st, census takers will begin going to door-to-door to roughly 48 million households that did not mail back their forms. They will also verify that housing units indicated as "unoccupied" by the postal service or others are indeed unoccupied and vacant. Participation in the 2010 Census is vital and required by law, (Section 221, of Title 13 of the U.S. Code). If no one answers at a particular residence, a census taker will visit a home up to three times and attempt to reach the household by phone three times. The census worker will leave a double-sided (English and Spanish) NOTICE of VISIT in the doorway that includes a phone number for the resident to schedule an appointment. Thanks to all of you that have already completed your census forms. Our goal is for Carson to have one of the highest participation rates. Please spread the word so that the remaining households can quickly respond. For more information go to http://www.census.gov/2010census/.