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2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review Operation (PCGQR)

The 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review (PCGQR) is a new, one-time operation for governmental units in the United States and Puerto Rico to request that the U.S. Census Bureau review the population counts of group quarters they believe were not correctly counted as of April 1, 2020.

It was created in response to public feedback received on the Count Question Resolution operation about counting group quarters’ populations during the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the 2020 PCGQR process finds discrepancies in 2020 Census population counts for a group quarters facility, approved updates to this count will be provided to the Population Estimates Program. These updates will be incorporated into the next population base that the production schedule allows.

The population estimates developed from the updated population base will also be used by numerous Census Bureau surveys such as the American Community Survey and the Puerto Rico Community Survey. These surveys use population estimates as survey controls so that the population totals from the survey conform to the updated population estimates. 

The Census Bureau will accept case submissions from June 06, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Page Last Revised - May 31, 2022
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