2020 Census

Initial data from the US Census Bureau with respect to 2020 Census self-response rates for Northern Virginia counties and towns and the Commonwealth of Virginia is found in the chart. Self-response rates reflect the actions of those who complete the census prior to a Census Bureau employee visiting their residence. The county, town, and state self-response data below will be updated on a weekly basis.

Due to the COVID-ID pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted it 2020 Census operations.  Households can continue to respond on their own until these visits conclude on September 31st.  In early to mid-August Census staff will begin nationwide door-to-door field operation to survey those households who have not responded.  Sending staffers to knock on doors to perform census enumeration costs tax payers thousands of dollars, so we ask that you please do your civic duty and respond via internet, phone, or mail at this time rather than wait until field staff come to your residence. 

For information on the purpose of the 2020 Census and how to respond click here

Key Facts

  • As of July 29th Virginia had a 2020 Census self-response rate of 67.5%.

  • In the Northern Virginia region, the highest self-response rate as of July 29th was the Town of Vienna at 83.0%.  This ties the town's 2010 Census self-response ration.  The Town of Vienna had the highest self-response rate during the 2010 Census. 

  • In the Northern Virginia region, the lowest self-response rate as of July 29th was the Town of Dumfries at 60.4%.  Dumfries also had the lowest self-response rate during the 2010 Census.  Areas of low response require spreading the word to community residents about the importance of the Census and assisting them if they need help completing the form.  Please help spread the word.

  • As of July 29th, seven Northern Virginia region localities had surpassed or tied their 2010 self-response rate by a small margin: Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun, Herndon, Leesburg, and Vienna. 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Click on the map for up-to the minute self-response rates for our region. Self-response indicates the response from households without having been contacted with a personal visit at home by census takers.  Self-responding saves tax payers thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent by sending a Census Bureau staff member to your home to collect census information.

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