People who live in the same household are expected to fill out the Census form together. There are two options for households with unrelated people living in them.
First, one person can fill out the small amount of information required, and then coordinate with the other roommates. The form will have space to provide information for a “Person 2,” “Person 3,” “Person 4,” and so on, as applicable for everyone living in the same household. The same basic information is requested for each person.
If filling out one form per household is not realistic for you, each roommate may fill out the Census form separately. However, the unique code provided with the “invitation to respond” will only work once for one person. Each additional roommate will therefore have to access the form by providing their address to the online form (or whichever response method is chosen). Additionally, filling out the Census form in this way may cause a Census worker to visit your house to verify that yours is a “roommate situation” and not an error. As always, your and your roommates’ responses are 100% confidential.