National Census Day
Issue 6
Wednesday, April 1 2020
Prince William County
Dear Neighbors,

April 1st is National Census Day! That's because when completing the Census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020. While, it's not the deadline for completion, I'm asking for all Censuses to be completed in April!

It is vital everyone living in Prince William County is counted! Please read below to learn more about why it's critical, how to respond, confidentiality, my Census challenge to you and how you can spread the word !

I'll keep you informed on our Census Response Rate in future newsletters. I may have some fun to share in the near future related to my challenges.

In Service,
Chair Ann Wheeler
Completar el Censo de 2020
¿Estas en casa y en línea?

Ayuda a tu comunidad y realiza el Censo 2020. Solo 10 minutos = a financiación para servicios de emergencia, escuelas, atención médica, carreteras (¡y más!) hasta el año 2030. ¡Cuente a todos, los que viven en tu casa, desde bebés hasta adultos mayores!
Why Completing the Census is Critical
100's of Billions of Dollars at Stake

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for things like:
  • Hospitals
  • Fire Departments
  • Schools
  • Roads
  • Government Representation
By completing the Census you are
'Shaping the Future' of Prince William County .

Not responding will negatively
impact our federal funding for essential services for the next 10 years!
How To Complete the Census
It's Fast and Easy

For the first time you can complete the Census online, by phone or through the mail.
Responding online is not only the easiest and fastest way - it is safe and secure ! In March most households received an invitation to respond in the mail which include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

If you can't find your Census ID, you can still complete the census online! Below the ID field, click the link that says, “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.”

 Please note, once you start the Census, if you leave it before finishing you will have to start over.
To learn more, visit the 2020 Census Guide for Responding Online ,

If you need translation help visit 2020 Census Language Support.
To respond by phone in English call 844-330-2020. For language specific phone numbers visit 2020 Census Contact Us .
To respond through the mail using a paper form visit 2020 Census Responding By Mail.
What About...

  • Non-citizens: Everyone living in the county is counted, including non-citizens
  • College Students: They are counted at their usual on- or off-campus residence, even if they are home early this spring because of the COVID-19 situation
  • Babies: All babies born on or before April 1, 2020 are counted

Still have questions? Visit 2020 Census Who To Count
What Happens to Your Answers
You are Kept Anonymous

The Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential . Violating the law is a federal crime, punishable by prison time and/or a fine of up to $250,000. The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home. To learn more, please visit How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data.
My Census Challenge to You
As of March 29, 2020 our response rate is 39%
2010 Response Rate

In the 2010 Census we had a
final response rate of 72%.
Response Rates Nearby

Currently response rates are
45% for Fairfax and 45% for Loudon.
I Challenge Us By the End of April To

Have a Response rate of 80%

Have a Higher Response Rate than both Fairfax and Loudoun
Spread the Word

Share this newsletter and give a shout-out on your social media to encourage others to complete the Census!

Let's get everyone
in Prince William County Counted!
Ann B. Wheeler was elected Chair At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors during the 2019 General Election and assumed office on January 1, 2020. Prince William County is located 25 miles south of Washington, D.C., and is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s second-most populous county with approximately 469,000 residents.