Category Archives: Group Quarters

So, How do You Handle Prisons?

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Written by: Director Robert Groves In my travels around the country, I get a lot of questions about unusual housing situations and how the 2010 Census will enumerate people who live there. A common one concerns prisons. The decennial census … Continue reading

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The Next Operation – “Group Quarters’ Advance Visit”

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The Census Bureau has for some time classified living quarters for large numbers of unrelated individuals as “group quarters.” These include dormitories, prisons, assisted living facilities, military barracks, and group homes for those with physical … Continue reading

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Counted Once

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Yesterday, my wife Cindy and I went to dinner at the Collington Episcopal Life Community near Largo, Maryland. One of my heroines, Margaret Martin, a giant figure in U.S. government statistics, lives there and invited … Continue reading

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