This week, we’ll take a look at new census numbers detailing breakdowns for group housing throughout the region.
These counts, identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as “group quarters,” include nursing homes, college dorms, prisons, etc.
Data shows students living in dorms and other university housing were, by far, the largest such group. The 2010 census counted 6,435 people living in student housing, up from 5,801 in 2000.
These numbers include off-campus college facilities.
The increase was to be expected since area universities experienced substantial enrollment growth over the decade. At Gannon University, for example, total enrollment climbed from 3,377 to 4,219.
Here’s a breakdown for 2010 student housing, by municipality:
Check back tomorrow for new figures on correctional facility populations.