County Executive Pittman Issues Statement on 2020 U.S. Census Results
Annapolis, MD (August 12, 2021) - Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman’s comments regarding the release of 2020 U.S. Census results:
“The data released today show Anne Arundel County is now the 4th largest jurisdiction in the state, with a population of 588,261. Over the last ten years, we added more than 50,000 residents, an increase of 9.4% - the fifth-fastest growing county in the state over that timeframe.
Over the last ten years, we grew fast. Some of that growth was poorly planned sprawl, without the services and infrastructure that our residents deserve. We’ve caught up in recent years, but must ensure that future growth is better planned and community-supported.
Earlier this year, I signed into law Plan2040, a General Development Plan that empowers communities in the planning process through Stakeholder Advisory Committees and Region Plans. We are currently recruiting residents to serve for Regions 2, 4, and 7. If you live in one of those regions and would like to be considered for an appointment, apply now, and help us put our county on a path to smart growth in the future.”