2020 Census

The 2020 Census is Here - Are you ready to Respond?

The 2020 Census is open through August 14. It only takes 10 minutes to respond:

  • Online: Before March 20, residents will have received mail with instructions and a code to respond online. Residents can also access the census at 2020Census.gov.
  • By phone: Residents will be able to provide their census responses over the phone. 
  • By mail: Households will receive a paper form in the mail in April if a response has not been recorded.

Paper Forms Arrive in Mail April 8-16

  • For residents that prefer not to respond online, paper forms are only sent by mail and will arrive April 8-16. 

Common Questions

Q: I heard about a Census mailer, but I didn’t receive one. Can I still respond? 

A: Yes, you do not have to have a Census ID/code to respond. Simply visit 2020Census.gov, click Respond, and follow the prompts if you do not have a Census ID.

Q: I answered online but I still received a reminder in the mail – does that mean my response didn’t go through? 

A: No, it more likely that the most recent mail from the Census Bureau was sent out before you responded.

Q: I received a security error when I tried to respond. Can I still respond online? 

A: Yes! The Census Bureau has multiple layers of security to detect potential online threats, and someone there are mistakes. Try switching your browser and return to 2020Census.gov to respond.

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 U.S. census in 2020.

Ask Your Census Questions

Have a question about the 2020 Census or need resources to help your neighbors or network respond? Let us know and a staff member will be in touch with you.

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


Dates Notification Mailed 
Mid-March 2020 Letter mailed to homes inviting residents to
respond to the Census online. The online
 survey is available in 13 languages
March 16-24, 2020 Reminder letter mailed.

Additional notifications for non-respondents

Dates Notification Mailed
March 26-April 3, 2020 Reminder postcard mailed.
April 8-16, 2020 Reminder letter and paper questionnaire
mailed if no online response has been
recorded for household. Paper forms are
only available via mail. 
April 20-27, 2020 Final reminder postcard mailed.
May 2020 In-person follow up by a Census worker
if no response by online or paper form
has been recorded.
  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.


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

Media Inquires 

Email Public Information Officer, Glen Barbour