2010 Census- Count your roommate

At Monday’s BACA meeting there was someone from the Census trying to educate us about the census and census jobs. But a very telling question came from the citizenry, do you count the student/intern/ roommate on the same form. YES. This is not like taxes. If you’re all under the same roof, in the same unit, you are a household. So pick someone as the head, and the rest of you roommates (and couch surfers who have failed to chip in) get listed as “roommate”. You can go old school and call yourselves “boarders” or “roomers” as how you’re related to the head.
Also don’t worry about over counting, as there are a bunch that will be undercounted, so if your roommate’s boyfriend spent April 1 over at your pace, list him too.