Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

Guam Population and Housing Census 2010


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2010 - 04/2010
Data type
  • De jure
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2010 Guam Population and Housing Census was conducted as part of the United States Decennial Census, in cooperation with the Guam government. The 2010 Census of the Pacific Island Areas operated on a different timeline than that of stateside, and field work was undertaken by the local census offices, overseen by the Census Bureau. Residents of the island territories either completed self-administer questionnaires, or were interviewed by enumerators during the data collection period. A feature specific to the 2010 Census of the Pacific Island Areas, also, was the completion of long-form questionnaires only, whereas the stateside census used only the short-form. Edits made to the form for the island areas included languages spoken in a household, wording of questions on U.S. Citizenship and birth place, and the receipt of Supplemental Security Income being added to the question on Public Social Assistance or Welfare. The total population of Guam on the reference date of April 1, 2010, was 159,358.