Information on this page is intended for group quarters administrators and contains important information on the U.S. Census Bureau's eResponse method.
This enumeration method is one of several response options available to group quarters, which include military correctional facilities, correctional facilities, hospitals, nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, and college and university student housing.
For the 2020 Census, administrators of non-service-based group quarters facilities may respond by electronic response data transfer (eResponse). This allows the facility to respond to the 2020 Census without a census taker visiting.
Group quarters administrators that elect to use the eResponse method receive a letter with instructions and a unique user ID for accessing the eResponse portal. After the administrator has entered the user ID and set up security questions, the system generates a PIN. The user ID and PIN are used to log in to the eResponse portal.
The group quarters administrator downloads a census template and enters their facility’s name, type description, address, location description, population at their facility on Census Day (April 1, 2020), and respondent data into the template.
Uploaded information can be seen only by authorized Census Bureau workers sworn to protect Title 13 data.
The eResponse website address is respond.census.gov/gqe. The eResponse website will be open for the GQ administrator (or GQ contact person) to upload data from Apil 1, 2020, through June 5, 2020.