Group quarters are places where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. These places are owned or managed by an entity or organization that provides residents with housing and/or services.
Some examples of group quarters include:
For a full listing of group quarters types, please visit Group Quarters Enumeration.
The Census Bureau is modifying operations to ensure that all college students are counted. Please note that college students should still be counted at their usual on- or off-campus residence, even if they are home early this spring because of the COVID-19 situation. Students who are no longer living abroad are counted where they are living in the U.S. on April 1.
If you live or stay in group quarters, the Census Bureau will identify a group quarters administrator at your location to ensure that you are counted in the 2020 Census.
Group Quarters Administrators:
If you are a group quarters administrator looking for important information on the process for counting residents at your facility, please visit Group Quarters Enumeration.
The Census Bureau also has special processes in place for counting people who may be experiencing homelessness and who are staying or receiving assistance at service-based locations such as emergency and transitional shelters, soup kitchens, regularly scheduled mobile food van stops, and pre-identified non-sheltered outdoor locations.
If you are an administrator for a service-based location, please visit Service-Based Enumeration.
How Does the Census Bureau Count People Experiencing Homelessness?
If you have questions about how the Census Bureau counts people living or staying in group quarters, receiving assistance at service-based locations, or experiencing homelessness, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.