Nonhousehold living arrangements. Persons in group quarters are either institutionalized or noninstitutionalized. Institutionalized persons are under formal care and/or supervision, such as long term patients or inmates. Noninstitutionalized persons live in dormitories, military barracks, emergency shelters, or religious group quarters.
Living arrangement for institutional groups containing ten or more unrelated persons. Group quarters are typically found in hospitals, nursing or rest homes, military barracks, ships, halfway houses, college dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, convents, monasteries, shelters, jails, and correctional institutions. Group quarters may also be found in houses or apartments shared by ten or more unrelated persons. Group quarters are often equipped with a dining area for residents.
All people not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. Two general categories of people in group quarters are recognized: (1) institutionalized people (such as those in prisons, nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment facilities) and (2) other people in group quarters (such as those in group homes, college dorms, military barracks, fish processing and logging camp bunkhouses and emergency shelters). Use your browser's back button to return from whence you came.
The Census Bureau classifies all people not living in households as living in group quarters. There are two types of group quarters: institutional (for example, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and mental hospitals) and non-institutional (for example, college dormitories, military barracks, group homes, missions, and shelters). (Census)