College Students and the Census

For most college or university students, it may be confusing as to where they would be counted. Would they be counted at their parents’ home since they pay the bills or because their parents claim them as dependents? The answer is no. They should be counted where they live most of the time. College students are counted in the household they reside in on April 1, 2020, this is a good way to determine where you should be counted. Students who are living in university campus housing will be counted by the Census beginning in April. Students renting or owning homes in Nacogdoches should fill out one Census survey per house, with all residents listed on the form. You should not be counted at your parents’ house unless you commute from your parents’ home and actively live there.