Costa Mesa Residents: Come to Your Census!

By now, just about everyone has been contacted in one way or another by the folks at the Census Bureau. For Costa Mesa residents who received a letter, email, or smartphone notification, it probably pointed out that there is a legal obligation to provide truthful answers for the every-ten-year canvass.

For those who have yet to respond, this might have provided a degree of anxiety—especially given the April 1 date that’s part of the message. But don’t worry. That date wasn’t a deadline—it was simply the Census ‘Reference Day’—the date for which the information is true. If Aunt Mabel was residing in your Costa Mesa home on April 1, she should be included in the household’s headcount—even if she subsequently moved out. The stated object is “to count everyone once—only once—and in the right place.”

Some individuals randomly receive more specialized questionnaires—those can be quite detailed. If you have ever waded through the variety of publications produced from past decennial censuses, you know the amount of effort they represent. That’s especially true this year: COVID-19 has thrown a monkey wrench into the works. The deadlines for responses have been extended, delayed, and sometimes suspended and extended. Field operations have been delayed, causing a renewed plea for those who are able to avail themselves of the online response mechanisms. That will keep the need for knocks on the doors to a minimum—a safety issue this year.

Cooperating with the census effort benefits everyone in any number of ways. Valid census information not only guarantees that Costa Mesa receives a fair share of federal funds ($675 billion annually; even more in state grants)—the deeper data provides local businesses with information that helps them shape the products and services we use every day. It also protects Costa Mesa home values by enabling local leaders to arrive at informed decisions that make the community ever more livable. Keeping up with the latest Costa Mesa area information is important to real estate, too. Call us!

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at

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