As of today, less than 40% of Myrtle Beach residents have responded to the 2020 Census.
Across Horry County, the response is under 57%. Response rates in Horry County towns and cities include:
- Atlantic Beach 15.7%
- Aynor 56.6%
- Briarcliff Acres: 71%
- Conway 55.6%
- Loris 56.3%
- North Myrtle Beach 24.8%
- Myrtle Beach 38.9%
- Surfside Beach 34.7%
Billions of dollars in federal, state, county and local government are allocated based on census results. Congressional and legislative seats are also drawn using census data. As a result of the last census in 2010, the coastal area and Pee Dee gained a congressional seat.
It’s not too late to respond. You can still complete the questionnaire yourself online at 2020census.gov, by calling 844-330-2020, or by returning the paper form you received in the mail. Respond using the address where you were living on April 1, 2020 and include anyone who was living with you at the time.