Respond to the 2020 Census

Census is now online

For the first time, you can respond to the census online. Responding is easy, safe and important. 

Staff are available to help you with Census questions. Call 803-569-3565, Monday -Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Richland Library staff will assist you.

If you need Internet access, Wi-Fi is available at 12 of our 13 locations (except Sandhills) and accessible from the parking lot

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to fill out the form?
The Census Bureau estimates that it will take about 10 minutes to complete the census questionnaire, depending on the number of people in the household. 

Do people have to respond online?
No, households have the option to respond to the census questionnaire in one of three ways: online, by telephone, or using a paper questionnaire. 

Can people respond on a smartphone or tablet?
Yes, the online form will be optimized to allow people to respond on a smartphone or tablet. 

Can people respond if they have misplaced or never received the unique ID mailed or hand-delivered to their address?
Yes, people can respond online or by telephone using an option called Non-ID Response, which allows them to complete their census forms without the unique ID, as long as they provide a valid home address. 

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We're committed to helping our communities achieve a complete count because libraries serve everyone, and we believe that everyone counts.