Census

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Definition: Census


Quick Summary of Census


An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires the federal government to perform a national census every ten years. The census includes information about the respondents’ sex, age, family, and social and economic status.



What is the dictionary definition of Census?

Dictionary Definition


An official count of members of a population (not necessarily human), usually residents or citizens in a particular region, often done at regular intervals.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Census are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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