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Component ID: #ti414385214

About Group Quarters


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 providing housing and/or services for the residents. These services may include custodial or medical care as well as other types of assistance, and residency is commonly restricted to those receiving these services. This is not a typical household-type living arrangement. People living in group quarters are usually not related to each other.

Component ID: #ti635805902

GQ Operation Purpose

  • Enumerate (count) people living or staying in group quarters.
  • Provide an opportunity for people experiencing homelessness or receiving services at service-based locations to be counted in the 2018 Census Test.

Component ID: #ti264973264

Examples of Group Quarters for the 2018 Census Test

  • Group homes
  • Nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities (nursing homes)
  • Residential treatment centers
  • College/university or seminary student housing (e.g., residence halls or other buildings including apartment-style housing where residents enter into “by the bed” leases, and fraternity or sorority houses recognized by the college or university)
  • Religious group living quarters (e.g., convents, monasteries, and abbeys)
  • Correctional facilities
  • In-patient hospice facilities
  • Hospitals 
  • Workers’ group living quarters
  • Job Corps centers or vocational training facilities

Promotional Materials

.pdf   GQE Brochure   [1.5 MB]
.pdf   SBE Brochure   [1.5 MB]
Component ID: #ti341715840

Contact Us

For questions or comments, please contact us at the following:

Phone Number: 301-763-9333
Email: dcmd.group.quarters@census.gov

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