Loudoun Supervisors to Hear First Redistricting Briefing

County supervisors will take the first step toward drawing new local election districts with a briefing on Monday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

The board members are not expected to begin the actual work of drawing new district boundaries anytime soon, however. The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will not release the data necessary to do that until Sept. 30, which also means new House of Delegates districts are unlikely to be in place for the November 2021 election. The Census Bureau had previously planned to release that data on March 31.

Instead, supervisors will hear revised guidelines for the 2021 redistricting process. They will also hear a tentative schedule for redistricting process.

State law requires new election districts every 10 years in years ending in 1, following the decennial U.S. Census. At the state levels, legislators have adopted a redistricting commission meant to discourage partisan gerrymandering, but local Boards of Supervisors remain in charge of drawing their own districts.

Loudoun has seen tremendous growth and change since the current election districts were drawn in 2011; that year, the census reported 325,405 people in Loudoun. Loudoun government estimates in 2020 the population was more than 423,000, an addition of nearly 100,000 people and a 30% increase in population.

3 thoughts on “Loudoun Supervisors to Hear First Redistricting Briefing

  • 2021-06-03 at 7:42 pm
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    Loudoun government estimates wrong. Our Census numbers people had been using were 440000. The numbers the 2020 Census are showing are much lower than 423000. People are in for a rude awakening when that tax revenue dries up.

    • 2021-06-04 at 9:27 am
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      When it dries up?

      Unpossible!

      The BoS will simply shrug their shoulders and raise property taxes on the families of Loudoun. Just like they do every year.

      See… problem solved.

      Hey BoS…. where is all that data center money???

  • 2021-06-04 at 11:17 am
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    The Tax revenue is what it is…the census numbers aren’t going to change that regardless of what they say. The number of people currently here paying taxes isn’t going to change because these numbers come out. But the census bureau has already released the state numbers and it shows Virginia as a whole gained 630,000 people. County level data isn’t out yet, but it’s almost certain that a large amount of that increase is in NOVA. In fact, since it’s likely that a lot of Southside, Southwest and south central VA lost population, but the state as a whole still increased, that the total change in the NOVA area is even higher. I’d be shocked if Loudoun didn’t gain at least 100,000 people- more likely it’s 110,000 to 120,000. We’ll know in a few months.

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