Many people living in group quarters, such as health care facilities, are at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census. This Group Quarters Operation fact sheet provides advocates and stakeholders an overview of how people living in health care facilities, including nursing, residential treatment, psychiatric, and hospice facilities, will be counted during the 2020 Census.

Key Takeaways

  • People living in health care facilities will be counted in the 2020 Census as part of the Group Quarters Operations (GQ)—a special process to count people in group living situations.
  • Residents of group quarters are counted using several methods. Facility administrators and 2020 Census enumerators will decide jointly which method to use for each facility.