The extent of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are still becoming clear. This report examines new data from the American Community Survey to provide insights into how demographic, economic and housing trends in Southern California have changed between 2019 and 2022—and what has stayed the same.
This report compares several topics in demographic, economic and housing conditions across the United States, California, the SCAG region, and each of its six counties. The topics include:
- Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
- Labor force participation and self-employment
- Commute mode, including work-from-home
- Geographic mobility
- Housing cost burden, tenure and crowding
- Healthcare coverage and broadband access
This report compares the newest available data, from 2022, against both 2021 and pre-pandemic levels; it also includes data from 2006 and 2012 to assess longer-term change.
Download the American Community Survey Data Release report.