It's 2020 and Everyone in Arlington Counts

Published on January 08, 2020

Here's an easy New Year's resolution: Make sure you and everyone in your home are counted in the 2020 Census!

Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone's help, and everyone in Arlington counts! Your response plays a critical role in how much federal funding will be allocated to Arlington for schools, health clinics, fire departments, roads and much more.

Look for a letter in mid-March inviting you to participate in the 2020 Census. Then, follow through on that New Year's resolution and make sure you are counted!


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.