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Limited census metrics fail to convey San Diego's growing diversity

An aerial view of buildings in Downtown San Diego. Oct. 2, 2020.
Matthew Bowler
An aerial view of buildings in Downtown San Diego. Oct. 2, 2020.

A review of the 2020 census finds that San Diego is more diverse than ever before.

Yet despite the change in demographics across the region, San Diego may be missing out on the entire scope of its increasing diversity simply because certain groups aren't being properly counted.

In light of the recent census data, some San Diegans wonder where they belong when faced with the standard census categories.

Several vibrant communities say their identities are hidden behind generic ethnic labels that don't properly match their cultural backgrounds and experiences.

Voice of San Diego reporter Maya Srikrishnan joined Midday Edition on Monday to discuss what was left out of the recent census data.