The City of Columbia to Spearhead Special Census in 2024


The City of Columbia will conduct a Special Census to accurately assess the population to secure vital resources for its residents. The Special Census will take place from August through November 2024, with the opportunity for citizens to complete an online survey from August 14, 2024, through September 6, 2024, followed by door-to-door surveys from September 25, 2024, through November 14, 2024. This comprehensive undertaking aims to update demographic data crucial for various community planning and funding purposes.

Mayor Chaz Molder stated, “Our goal is to reach all citizens of Columbia in our quest for an accurate population count. By participating in the Special Census, our residents can actively contribute to the betterment of our community and pave the way for a brighter future.”

Recognizing the critical role of accurate population data plays in allocating resources, the City of Columbia has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to conduct this Special Census. Columbia’s population has tremendously grown since the previous conducted Census in 2020. The initiative seeks to ensure that every individual in Columbia is accounted for, thus enabling the government to secure essential funds for services that directly impact the community’s well-being.

“The Special Census is a proactive step towards addressing the evolving needs of our city,” remarked City Manager Tony Massey. “By obtaining accurate population figures, we can better allocate resources and prioritize City services and infrastructure development.”

To facilitate the Special Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is actively recruiting individuals to serve as Census enumerators. These temporary positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, and paid training. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at to contribute to this significant civic effort while earning valuable compensation.

Columbia urges all residents to participate in the Special Census and be counted for a stronger, more resilient Columbia. Help spread the word about this opportunity by forwarding this message to friends, family, and acquaintances who may be interested in joining the Special Census team. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that Columbia continues to thrive.

For more information about the Special Census initiative and how to get involved, visit

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