Information on this page is intended for group quarters administrators and contains important information on the U.S. Census Bureau's process for counting residents at group facilities.
In February 2020, the Census Bureau will begin contacting group quarters administrators to obtain important identifying information about their facilities to assist with the enumeration process. During this time, a date and time will be scheduled for the group quarters administrator to conduct the enumeration, and a preferred enumeration method will be selected, as appropriate.
Please visit Group Quarters Advance Contact for more detailed information.
Group Quarters Enumeration for the 2020 Census will be conducted across the United States, including in Puerto Rico, April 2 through June 5, 2020. Late Group Quarters Enumeration for the 2020 Census will be conducted July 1 through July 24, 2020.
The following enumeration methods are available to group quarters administrators. For Group Quarters Advance Contact, each group quarters administrator should select the enumeration method that is best suited for their facility.
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.
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:
Letter for the Group Quarters Advance Contact operation sent to facilities December-January 2020.
Letter providing information about the 2020 Census for student housing administrators.
Letter providing information about the 2020 Census for health care facility managers.