Census Director Attends Grand Opening of Crystal City Area Office

Arlington is proud to welcome the Crystal City Area Census Office to our community! Census Director Dr. Steven Dillingham joined Arlington Census partners and others at the grand opening of the office on Jan. 29.

Dillingham had just returned from Toksook Bay, Alaska, where the 2020 Census kicked off last week, with the message that the Census will be launching in about six weeks. That’s when Arlingtonians will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census in their mailboxes.

The invitation will include information on how to complete the census online or by phone. This is the first time the Census Bureau is offering the online option and…

It’s 2020 and Everyone in Arlington Counts

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!

Children Under 5 Among Most Undercounted in Last Census

Counting every person in the United States in a census every 10 years is a challenge. But counting every infant and toddler in the country may be one of the most challenging parts of the job.

Parents and adults with young children often don’t realize they need to include all children who live with them fulltime or at least most of the time.

n the 2010 Census, nearly 1 million children (4.6% of children under the age of 5) were not counted, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

In fact, children under age 5 are one of the largest groups of undercounted people in the United States…