Two leading providers of demographic and redistricting services to California local governments, National Demographics Corporation (NDC) and Lapkoff & Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc. (LGDR), are pleased to announce a merger of their two companies. This merger brings the highly regarded LGDR team into NDC’s industry-leading operation serving California and Arizona local governments, and adds analysis of school enrollment demographics to NDC’s portfolio of services.

To kick off this partnership, the combined NDC team is welcoming all to attend the “California Demographic Update” webinar on Friday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. This meeting will provide an update on the latest California demographic data and recent new laws impacting local government elections.

“We are thrilled to welcome LGDR into the NDC family. This acquisition expands our capabilities and strengthens each company’s strong tradition of service and demographic experience,“ said NDC President Douglas Johnson. “This partnership extends each firm’s already highly-regarded services for local agencies across California.”

Going forward, the reliable and expert service LGDR has provided to its clients for over 30 years will continue as part of the NDC team. This will expand NDC’s client list by more than 80 agencies and will open up more in-depth services to school districts, including projections of school enrollment demographics, assistance with the drawing of school attendance zone boundaries and other custom analyses to inform each client as they plan for the future.

Dr. Shelley Lapkoff and Dr. Jeanne Gobalet, the founders of LGDR, have been leaders in the demographic research field since 1990. LGDR specializes in political redistricting, expert witness services, school district analyses, custom demographic research, mapping and data display.

“Since 1990, Dr. Gobalet and I have proudly provided demographic services to schools, cities, nonprofits and special districts across California. The merger with NDC allows our work and tradition of excellence to continue,” said Dr. Shelley Lapkoff. “We look forward to bringing together each team’s expertise and experience to continue serving local governments and communities.”

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About Lapkoff & Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc. (LGDR)
Lapkoff & Gobalet Demographic Research, Inc. (LGDR) is a respected demographic research firm specializing in political redistricting, expert witness services, school district analyses, custom demographic research, mapping, and data display. With a focus on examining demographic patterns and trends, LGDR has been providing high-quality demographic studies and litigation support since 1990.

About National Demographics Corporation (NDC)
National Demographics Corporation (NDC) is a pioneer in demographic analysis, districting and redistricting. Distinctly non-partisan, NDC guides the process, provides best-in-class tools, and empowers the community, while leaving the key policy choices to residents, staff and elected leaders. NDC’s services include districting, redistricting, federal and state Voting Rights Act liability analyses, demographic analysis, student enrollment demographic projections, and coordination with the Census Bureau on data and geography. NDC’s clients include states, counties, cities, school districts, community college districts, community service districts, water districts, health care districts, airport districts and more. With over 600 completed projects for 475 state and local government jurisdictions, NDC has successfully completed more districting and redistricting projects than any other firm in America.