2020 Census

News & Announcements 

What is the Census?

The U.S. Constitution requires that every 10 years a count be conducted of every person living in the United States. Learn more about the Census in 2020.

Why is the Census Important for Loudoun County?

An accurate count of Loudoun County residents is important to the community in many ways. The count affects the allocation of federal funding to the county and affects how legislative districts are drawn, which can impact the number of seats that the state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Your response ensures we have the resources to build stronger communities.

Over $30 million in federal funding for Loudoun is impacted by the number of people we count in the census, including:

  • Head Start and Free/Reduced School Lunch
  • SNAP (food stamps) and WIC
  • Affordable Housing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Transportation and Roads
Census Data - $675 Billion in Federal Funds dispersed to programs

Timeline

Dates Notification Mailed 
March 12-20 Invitation to respond to the census
March 16-24 Reminder letter

Additional notifications for non-respondents

Dates Notification Mailed
March 26-April 3 Reminder postcard
April 8-16 Reminder letter and paper questionnaire
April 20-27 Final reminder postcard before receiving a follow-up in person
  1. About the Committee
  2. Committee Members

Loudoun County Complete Count Committee

In an effort to make sure that everyone living in Loudoun County is counted in the 2020 Census, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors established the local Complete Count Committee to raise awareness about the 2020 Census and to help increase the response rate to the census questionnaire. 

The Board selected committee members from diverse sectors of the community who are positioned to strategically leverage their networks to benefit the county’s objectives in the 2020 Census. Members include representatives of the Loudoun County government, education, business, community groups, faith-based organizations, homeowners associations and regional associations. Following the recommendation of the U.S. Census Bureau that the jurisdiction’s highest elected official serve as committee chair, the Board of Supervisors appointed Chair Phyllis J. Randall as the chair of the Complete Count Committee. 

The committee held its first two meetings April 1 and 15, 2019, and is expected to meet monthly through April 2020. The packets of materials prepared for the committee will be online:

The committee will generally meet the first Monday of the month between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, SE in Leesburg. Meeting dates will be posted on the Loudoun County Government Master Calendar.

Contact 

For more information on the Census in Loudoun County, email Stacy Whitehouse

Media Inquires 

Email Public Information Officer, Glen Barbour.