University of Virginia

Making Sense of the Census for College Students

It may seem strange, but college students should be counted in the 2010 Census as being at their college location, and not back home, according to an article by Pew Research.  While there are clearly problems with the logic (like being resident of a different state, perhaps!), this is how it is supposed to be done.  So students, don’t throw those forms away.

For purposes of the Census, you are where you sleep.