#ShapeYourFuture, Rural America Respond Now to the #2020 Census!
Who needs to be counted?
When responding to the 2020 Census, college students should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time as of April 1, 2020. For most students, that means in their college town, not back home with their parents. Here is Census guidance on counting college students: From the U.S. Census Bureau
Parents or guardians should only include children in college who live with them full time during the school year.They should not list college students studying or living abroad on April 1.
College towns rely on having the numbers of residents accurately reflect the ever-changing face of their communities.
Also, it’s important that you know that federal law protects your responses. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics and cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
Last updated August 19, 2020