The 2020 Census is Here - Are you ready to Respond?
The 2020 Census opens Thursday, March 12 through July 31. It only takes 10 minutes to respond:
- Online: Before March 20, residents will receive 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.
What does the Census mailer look like?
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
|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.|
|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.
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.
- Tony Howard, President & CEO, Loudoun Chamber
- Angel Cerritos, Executive Director, YMCA Loudoun County
- Charlotte Fosque, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing Center
- Lisa Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, The Arc of Loudoun
- Ryan Myers, Board Member, National Juvenile Justice Center Board
- Pilar Acosta, Teaching Assistant, Loudoun County Public Schools
- Rick Pearson, NOVA Board, Northern Virginia Community College
- Beverly Tate, Director of Planning, Loudoun County Public Schools
- Syed M. Ashraf, Co-Chair ADAMS Civic Engagement
- Mike Taylor, Pastor, Community Church, Ashburn
- Glenda Blake, Director, Department of Family Services
- Mark Miller, Member, Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees, 2011-2019
- Phyllis J. Randall, Chair, Board of Supervisors, LC-CCC Chair
- Valmarie Turner, Assistant Loudoun County Administrator
- Roger Vance, Mayor, Town of Hillsboro
- Cheryl Watson, Assistant Director, Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services
- Nicole Acosta, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
- Robert W. Lazaro Jr., Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
State Complete Count Committee Representative
- Sreedhar NagiReddi, Loudoun County Representative, Virginia State CCC