answersLogoWhite

0

What is a 'census?

Updated: 4/28/2022
User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

Best Answer

A census is an official count of members of a population of people (or of other living things). The government form of a census counts the residents or citizens in specified areas, often at regular intervals.

The US Census is an official count of the population done at 10-year intervals, with estimations or corrections made in the intervening years. The latest US Census is for the year 2010.
The purpose of the census is to gather information about the country and the people in it.

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

A census is formal counting of the population of a region or country.

The term comes from Latin. During the Roman Republic the census was a list that kept track of all adult males fit for military service. A census should be taken every 10 years according to United Nations recommendations.

Modern census data is used for research, business marketing, and planning. In some countries it is used to apportion electoral representation.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is a 'census?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Is the 2010 census a worldwide census?

There never has been a worldwide census. The census in the US that was conducted in 2010 was a census of people living in the US and its possessions.


What is a population count known as?

Enumeration is one possible answer. The census is another.


What do you call the population count that is taken every ten year?

The census, in many places, counts the population every 10 years.


What has the author Raeone Christensen Steuart written?

Raeone Christensen Steuart has written: 'United States, 1800 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 2nd, 1800, Genealogy, Indexes 'Louisiana 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'Illinois 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births 'Rhode Island 1870 census index A-Z' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births 'Massachusetts 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'New York (Upstate) 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births 'New Jersey 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births '1870 District of Columbia census index, A-Z' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births 'Kansas 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'Connecticut 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'Wisconsin 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'Utah 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'Long Island, New York 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'New York City 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births 'South Carolina 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Registers of births 'Ohio 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Census, 9th, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births 'Maryland 1870 census index' -- subject(s): Census, 1870, Genealogy, Indexes, Registers of births


What has the author Bernice C Richard written?

Bernice C. Richard has written: 'Nova Scotia 1770 census (some 1773 and 1787)' -- subject(s): Genealogy, Registers of births, Census, Census, 1770, Census, 1827, Census, 1818 '1850 federal census of Wabash County, Illinois' -- subject(s): Census, 1850, Registers of births, Genealogy, Census, 7th, 1850 '1850 federal census of Marshall County, Illinois' -- subject(s): Census, 1850, Registers of births, Genealogy, Census, 7th, 1850 'Nova Scotia, 1770 census' -- subject(s): Census, 1770, Registers of births, Genealogy


How do you take a census on sea urchins?

by a census


How do you take a census on a seahorse?

buy a census


What is the homonym for 'census'?

"Senses" is a homonym for "census."


What is a sentence for census?

A national census is taken every ten years by the US Census Bureau.


What is the population of Utah?

2,233,169 as of the 2000 census 2,736,424 as of the 2008 census 2,763,885 as of the 2010 census


Who was Census?

Census was not a person. The census was an early Roman form of registration of its citizens for taxation purposes. Today, the census is the government's way of finding out where people live and what they do.


When is the next Australian census?

The census is in years divisible by 10. 2010 is the next census. The census is needed to apportion the house of representatives, among other things.