Hardest hit communities in LA County are among the lowest vaccinated so far, data shows

L.A. communities with higher case rates seem to have lower percentages of people vaccinated against COVID-19. Take a look at our interactive maps to see how different the rates are.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed in Los Angeles County, data released by the Department of Public Health shows a stark pattern in communities who are getting the vaccine and those who aren't.

L.A. County data updated as of March 1 shows high-income, mostly white Bel Air, has had just two COVID-19 deaths over the course of the whole pandemic for a death rate of about 24 per 100,000 people and an all-time case rate of about 4,342 per 100,000 people. As of Feb. 26, about 34.3% of Bel Air's population is vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the lower-income city of Cudahy, a city that is made up mostly of people of color, has an all-time COVID-19 death rate of 226 per 100,000 people, and an all-time case rate of more than 19,000 per 100,000 people. Just 7% of the community's population is vaccinated.


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In fact, of L.A. County communities with a population more than 1,000, those with all-time case rates falling in the highest quarter of case rates across the county had an average vaccination rate of just 11%. Meanwhile, communities with all-time case rates falling in the lowest quarter of case rates across the county had an average vaccination rate of 21%, according to an ABC7 analysis of L.A. County data.



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There's a similar trend when looking at income by community.

In communities where typical incomes are less than $40,000 a year, an average of only about 10% of people have been vaccinated.

That's compared to communities where incomes are typically $120,000 or more, an average of about 25% of people have been vaccinated.



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