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How the U.S. population will be counted

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 7:22 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 25, 2010

If you live at home: At the residence.

If you are on vacation or a long business trip away from home: At the most frequent residence.

If you have no home: At the place of residence on April 1.

If you live in a group situation such as a shelter or prison: At the group residence.

If you are stationed at a U.S. military barracks: At the barracks.

If you are stationed on or off a U.S. military base, not a barracks: At the most frequent residence.

If you are stationed overseas: At the home address according to military records.

If you are a college student and living with parents: At the parents’ home.

If you are a college student on or near campus: In the on-campus or off-campus housing.

If you are a college student studying overseas: Not counted in the census.

If you are a citizen of a foreign country living in the U.S.:  At the U.S. place of residence.

If you are a foreign citizen visiting the U.S.: Not counted in the census.

If you have more than one residence, or are traveling, camping or living in another transitory situation (for example an RV, marina or circus): In the most frequent residence or the residence on April 1.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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