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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Chesterfield Charts 2020 Growth with New Website, Launches Magisterial Redistricting Process

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Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors 

Sept. 24, 2021 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County continues to lead the metro Richmond area in population growth. 

According to the latest 2020 U.S. Census data released in August, the county added roughly 49,000 people to its population – growing from about 316,000 people in 2010 to about 365,000 residents in 2020, or nearly 16 percent. 

Chesterfield remains the largest county in metro Richmond, which includes Henrico, Charles City, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan and New Kent counties; and the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell. 

The county launched its own census website during the Board of Supervisors’ Wednesday afternoon work session to help area residents and businesses navigate Chesterfield’s 2020 population growth. 

The U.S. Census is a federally mandated headcount of all people residing in the U.S. that is conducted every 10 years. It provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for our community, 

As required by state and federal law, Chesterfield must redraw its five magisterial districts – Bermuda, Clover Hill, Dale, Matoaca and Midlothian – based on population growth reflected in the 2020 census to determine local representation and voting precincts for elections. 

Proposed changes to the magisterial districts will not affect voters during the current 2021 election cycle and have no bearing on school attendance zones. 

Residents can view the proposed magisterial district map and submit comments and questions about the redistricting process and proposed changes to the magisterial map on the new webpage. They can also sign up for notifications regarding the county’s redistricting process before submitting comments. Residents may also submit comments and questions by email at countyadministrator@chesterfield.gov; and by mail at: 

P.O. Box 40 

Attn: County Administration/Redistricting

Chesterfield, Va.  23838

Residents also can visit the Chesterfield County Public Library for assistance in viewing the proposed changes to the county’s magisterial districts online, and submitting any comments or questions. 

The Board of Supervisors and county administrators will be hosting a series of Facebook Live events on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Tuesday, Oct. 19 on the county’s main Facebook page to further discuss proposed changes to Chesterfield’s magisterial districts, along with an overview of the redistricting process. Additional information, including a time for the events, will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Furthermore, the Board of Supervisors also will hold a public hearing during its Oct. 27 evening meeting to receive public comment on the proposed magisterial district maps.    

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