Census 2020: Join the Virtual Conversation on Building a Complete Cou

Published on August 07, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that September 30 is the new deadline for completing the 2020 Census. While Census Takers are currently knocking on doors throughout Arlington and holding Mobile Questionnaire Assistance events, the sudden end to both door-knocking and self-response efforts a month earlier than expected poses obstacles to ensuring a fair, accurate and complete count of all the households in Arlington.

Join our CALL to ACTION on Monday Night

Please join Arlington County Board Members Takis Karantonis and Matt de Ferranti, APS School Board Member Barbara Kanninen, and Beth Lynk, Director of the Census Count Campaign with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for a time-sensitive conversation about the recent changes to the Census timeline, potential impacts for Arlington residents, and strategies to ensure a complete count for Arlington and the region on Monday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The discussion will include updates on Census Bureau Operations and a review of the low response areas in Arlington.

We're at 73% and Counting!

Currently 73% of Arlington households have been counted, but about 25,400 households remain. Arlington receives millions of dollars in federal funding based on the number of residents counted in the Census. These dollars fund important programs like free and reduced lunches, public transportation, affordable housing programs, emergency services and more. For every person not counted in the Census, Arlington loses a share of funding for these critical services.

Participating in the U.S. Census is an important civic duty and a constitutional right for everyone living in the United States.

Taking the Census takes only a few minutes. Here's how:  

  • Online:  Go to my2020census.gov.  Non-English speakers can select a different language at the bottom of the page.

  • Phone:  Call 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish, or use these phone numbers to take the Census in 12 other languages.

  • Mail:   If you received a paper copy by mail, just fill it out, place it in the envelope provided and drop it in a mailbox.

  • In Person:  At a Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) station or when the Census Taker knocks on your door.

If you have already taken the Census, please help spread the word and let everyone in your network know how important — and how easy — it is!