Census Count: A Gift for Arlington

Published on December 19, 2019

All we want for this holiday season is for everyone in Arlington to be counted in the 2020 Census!

Census numbers provide all kinds of resources for Arlington. Your Census response helps Arlington to get its fair share of federal funding that supports our schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs throughout the County.

This chart shows the level of funding Arlington receives annually based on the last Census count:

Find out more on the Arlington's Census 2020 website - a one-stop shop where you can find:

  • How to become a Census Partner or Champion — Help spread the word about the importance of the Census.  We invite organizations and individuals to join us in encouraging everyone to be counted.  Sign up to learn more and receive regular updates and access to resources and information you can share with your network. Sign Up Now

  • Volunteer Opportunities — Plan to volunteer on January 20 and help us spread the word about the Census during the MLK Day of Service: Arlington Census Complete Count.  Helping us get the word out about the Census is a gift to your community.  Sign Up Now

  • Job opportunities - The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.  Apply Now

The holiday season often inspires people to help others. By ensuring you and your family are counted in the 2020 Census, you help assure that Arlington will receive its fair distribution of federal funds.

Happy holidays!

APRIL 1, 2020 IS CENSUS DAY! The U.S. Census counts every resident in the nation, including right here in Arlington County. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The collected data helps to determine things like the number of seats Virginia has in the House of Representatives, and how to distribute federal funds to local communities like ours.     

Census 2020: Safe. Important. Confidential. Learn more about how Arlington Counts.