Census, News

Group Quarter Census Count Begins

To our providers: Census takers will work this month and through October with administrators at colleges, senior centers, prisons, and other facilities that house large groups of people to make sure everyone is counted.

If you operate a group home, please see this link https://2020census.gov/en/conducting-the-count/gq/gqe.html

To understand how the Census will work and how you can help your residents/consumers/patients, read the group homes fact sheet: https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/group-quarters/2020%20GQE%20Factsheet.pdf

These forms are printable to share with consumers. Group home brochure in English. Group home brochure in Spanish.

What Questions Are Asked at Group Quarters?

The census response data that is collected for each person at your facility includes the following: name, sex, date of birth, age on April 1, 2020, race, whether they are of Hispanic origin, and an alternate address where they live or stay when not at a group quarters facility.

What Are Group Quarters?

Group quarters are places where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. These places are owned or managed by a third party that provides residents with housing and/or services.

A more detailed list of group quarters includes:

  • Nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities
  • Hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • In-patient hospice facilities
  • College, university, and seminary student housing, including residence halls, apartments where students enter “by the bed” leases (i.e., single-liability leases), and fraternity and sorority housing recognized by the college or university
  • Military quarters (barracks and dormitories)
  • Military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • Military treatment centers
  • Maritime and military vessels
  • Federal and state prisons
  • Local jails, and other municipal confinement facilities
  • Correctional residential facilities
  • Convents, monasteries, abbeys, and other religious group living quarters
  • Residential treatment centers (non-correctional)
  • Psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals that provide long-term, non-acute care
  • Group homes (non-correctional)
  • Workers’ group living quarters
  • Job Corps centers or vocational training facilities