Definition of census
- According to the latest U.S census, 16% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
According to the latest census, the racial makeup of the town has changed dramatically in the last 50 years.
a thorough census of all the grizzly bears living within the national park
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: the official process of counting the number of people in a country, city, or town and collecting information about them
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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