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Definition of Census

Census

  1. A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; -- usually made once in five years.
  2. An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics of a country.

Census Quotations

The reason the government sells the census as your ticket to getting goodies - rather than as your civic duty - is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.
Tom G. Palmer

I don't think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn't surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?
Andy Rooney

According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.
Jeff Miller

Sampling, statisticians have told us, is a much more effective way of getting a good census.
Rob Lowe

If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that's how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps.
Michele Bachmann
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Census Translations

census in French is recensement
census in Italian is censimento
census in Spanish is censo
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