census census  /ˈsɛn səs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a periodic count of the population
  2. (v) conduct a census

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Usage(s):

  • With the census seven weeks old and still unfinished, the nation was acting as apprehensive as a housewife getting a new hairdo.

News

  1. Census Data Shows Growth in Multiracial Population

    New Census data shows the number of multiracial people in the U.S. has grown significantly since 2010. Estimates released Thursday show that as of last year there were seven-and-a-half million people who identify as being of more than one race living in the U.S.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego

  2. Census: Hawaii has highest share of Asians in US

    A state analysis of U.S. Census data released Thursday shows Hawaii has by far the largest share of Asians and the smallest share of whites in any U.S. state's total population. The research division of ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Census: Washington getting less white, older; Asians growing fastest in state

    New census data show that racial and ethnic minorities have grown faster than the white population in Washington since 2010. Non-Hispanic whites declined from 72.7 percent of the state’s total population in 2010 to 71.6 percent in 2012, according to the census. Meanwhile, other groups–Hi
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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Quotes

  1. Earlier, Gregg said in a statement, "this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me."
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Judd Gregg Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. "We will have to watch closely to ensure the 2010 census is conducted without attempting ...... statistical sleight of hand," said House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: John Boehner Source: FOXNews

  3. "It doesn't matter whether you have a legal marriage license or not," says Takei, dressed in his Star Fleet costume. "It only matters if you consider yourself married. That's what the census is asking for, for people to identity how they view...
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: George Takei Source: Advocate.com

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