Alexandria Reaches Complete Count in 2020 U.S. Census
For Immediate Release: November 4, 2020
The City of Alexandria has been notified by the U.S. Census Bureau that the Alexandria community has achieved a complete count in the 2020 U.S. Census. The Bureau’s Crystal City Area Census Office, which includes all of Alexandria, was the only such office in the Washington, D.C. metro region to count 100% of households by the time data collection ended on October 15. Because almost 74% of Alexandria households completed the census questionnaire by mail or online, census workers had to visit fewer households in person.
“Our entire community should take great pride in knowing that everyone in Alexandria counts,” said Canek Aguirre, chair of the Alexandria Complete Count Committee and member of the Alexandria City Council. “This accomplishment is even more remarkable given the unprecedented challenges faced by residents and census workers this year. We are grateful to the Committee members, City staff, partner agencies, businesses, faith community and non-profits who worked tirelessly to ensure outreach to traditionally undercounted parts of our community.”
An accurate count is important because census data are used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and allocate more than $675 billion in federal resources to state and local governments. The City uses census data to learn about Alexandria’s population and serve all residents equitably.
Visit alexandriava.gov/Census2020 for more information about the Census in Alexandria.
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