BYU-Idaho Single Students Living In Approved Single Student Housing Will Be Counted As Part Of The 2020 Census Group Quarters Enumeration Operation

Rexburg and Sugar City, like college towns across the country, depend on students’ responses to the census. The reason: Census results help determine how much federal funding communities will receive over the next 10 years. Which will help local governments provide needed services such as better roads, parks, as well as services such as public safety, housing, and much more.


If you are a BYU-Idaho Single Student, living in Approved Single Student Housing on April 1, 2020, you don’t have to worry about filling out a Census Form for the 2020 Census. The US Census Bureau will work with the appropriate BYU-Idaho University administration officials to collect and submit your Census information and submit them as a “Group Quarter.”


Single students who live in campus dormitories, residence halls, university-recognized approved or off-campus housing designed specifically for single students (such as a privately-owned apartment complex with individual student leases or a university-owned apartment complex for students and their families) will be counted as part of the 2020 Census Group Quarters Enumeration operation.


The Census Bureau will be collecting the same information about single students as it collects from the rest of the nation. In addition to the address of each single student, the Census Bureau will collect the:

  • Name

  • Relationship of each person in the apartment (i.e. roommate)

  • Sex

  • Age

  • Date of birth

  • Hispanic origin

  • Race



Additional Information


  • College students who are living at home should be counted at their home address.


  • College students who live away from home should be counted at the on- or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time, even if they are at home on April 1, 2020. 


  • Foreign students living and attending college in the United States will be counted at the on- or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time.


Please visit Counting People in Group Living Arrangements for more information.

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