Census 2020

Key Census Messages – Fall 2019

The Census can be complicated. During the Education phase, we are focused on simple messages that emphasize impact, confidentiality, and a general timeline.

  • Census Day is April 1, 2020.
    – Watch for a postcard that will arrive in the mail in mid-March.
    – You can respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail.
  • The 2020 Census is safe.
    – There is no citizenship question.
    – Your response by law cannot be shared with any other government agency, including law enforcement.
    – Your Census response does not impact your housing or public benefits.
  • The 2020 Census is easy. 10 Questions. 10 Minutes to complete.
  • The 2020 Census is important.
    – Your response ensures Loudoun receives its fair share of funding to build stronger families and communities.
    – Census data helps determine where new hospitals, businesses, and schools are built and improves roads and public transportation options.
    – Over 50,000 Loudoun youth and families receive services based on the Census:
    Free and reduced/Affordable school lunch
    Medicaid/Healthcare
    Affordable Housing
    Special Education
    Title I and Head Start
    Energy assistance
    Community Development Block Grants
    Foster Care Assistance
  • Everyone Counts. From 1 day to over 100 years old, Everyone Counts. If the count is accurate, we receive more resources to build stronger communities