Census 2020

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The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count — or a census — of America’s population. For each resident who does not respond to the census, Fairfax County could lose $12,000 in potential funding over the course of a decade. For more information, email census2020@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

Completing the Census

You have three options to respond to the 2020 Census:


Approximately 95% of households received their census invitation in the mail, while 5% will receive theirs when a census taker drops it off (primarily for households that use a P.O. box).

When completing the census, you'll note where you were living on April 1, 2020.

Census Timeline - Watch Your Mail

What you will receive in the mail in 2020:


March 12 - 20: An invitation to respond to the census. (envelope)


March 16 - 24: A reminder letter.
 

If you haven't responded yet, you will receive additional notifications:


March 26 - April 3: A reminder postcard.


April 8 - 30: A reminder letter and paper questionnaire.


April 27 - May 9: A final reminder postcard before receiving a follow-up in person.
 

To ensure a complete and accurate count, census takers will visit residents who do not respond.

Privacy / Frequently Asked Questions

Privacy

All responses to Census Bureau surveys and censuses are confidential and protected under Title 13 of the U .S . Code. Under this law, the Census Bureau is required to keep respondent information confidential. It will never share a respondent’s personal information with immigration enforcement agencies, like ICE; law enforcement agencies, like the FBI or police; or allow it to be used to determine their eligibility for government benefits. The results from any census or survey are reported in statistical format only.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Census?

In Fairfax County Everyone Counts!

What is the Census?

Our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States as mandated by Article I, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution.

The data collected by the census is used in many ways, such as:

  • Distribution of more than $675 billion annually in federal funds back to state and local governments.
  • Redistricting of legislative districts.
  • Forecasting future transportation needs for all segments of the population.
  • Determining areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans.
  • Assisting federal, tribal, state and local governments in planning and implementing programs, services and emergency response.
  • Designing facilities for people with disabilities, the elderly and children.

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Census Jobs

Census Jobs update

The U.S. Census Bureau is still accepting applications for temporary part-time positions for the 2020 Census. Although many job offers have been made, there is still an opportunity for jobs to be offered.

Census Complete Count Committee

Census Complete Count Committee

The Board of Supervisors has established a Complete Count Committee to create awareness about the upcoming census and to target hard-to-count populations. The committee is co-chaired by Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay and retired Fairfax County employee Tilly Blanding, and it is composed of staff and community members who have access to historically undercounted groups of people.

Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Co-Chairs

Jeffrey C. McKay
Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Tilly Blanding
Former Fairfax County Employee

Committee Members

Luis Angel Aguilar
Director
CASA Virginia

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc
Legal Aid Justice Center

Sharon D. Arndt
Director, Community Health Development and Preparedness Division
Fairfax County Health Department

Theresa Benincasa
Coordinator of Grants, Research and Training
Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships

Steven Bloom
Chairman
Human Services Council

Karla Bruce
Chief Equity Officer
Fairfax County Government

Kristen Buchner
Family and Schools Partnership
Fairfax County Public Schools

John Cano
Community Organizer
Centreville Immigration Forum

Tony Castrilli
Director of Public Affairs
Fairfax County Government

Lynne Coan
Communications and Marketing Manager
Town of Vienna

Kim Oanh Cook
Executive Director
Vietnamese Resettlement Association

Rosalia Fajardo
Executive Director/CEO
Multicultural Family and Education Center

Joe Fay
Executive Director
FACETS

Jorge E. Figueredo
Executive Director
Edu-Futuro

Eric Forman
Community Development and Planning
City of Fairfax

Matthew Graham
Policy, Reporting and Communications
Fairfax County Housing and Community Development

Judy Helein
Co-President
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area

Timothy Johnson
United Way of the National Capital Area

Jill Kaneff
Fairfax County Public Schools

Levina Kim
United Way of the National Capital Area

Michelle LaRue
Director of Virginia
CASA

Jeremy Lasich
Deputy Director, Public Affairs
Fairfax County Government

Heisung Lee
Resident

Steve Lee
Resident

Bob Marro
Board Member
ADAMS Center

Pam Martin
Communication and Community Relations
Fairfax County Public Schools

Ondrea McIntyre-Hall
Director of Health Access & Nutrition Services
Northern Virginia Family Services

Marlon Murphy
One Fairfax
Fairfax County Government

Steve Mutty
Chief Executive Officer
Volunteer Fairfax

BeBe Nguyen
Director of Communications
Reston Community Center

Sean Perryman
President
Fairfax County NAACP

Saif Rahman
Director of Public and Government Affairs
Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Anu Sahai
Co-President
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area

Cristina Schoendorf
Director of Literacy
United Community Ministries

Katie Strotman
Community Impact Unit Manager
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services

Alis Wang
Fairfax County Human Services Council

Kerrie Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
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