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Census data


  • Official counts of the population of a place or ethnic group that sometimes include data relating to economic and social conditions. For reports about the social, economic, health, or other characteristics of a population that are generally based on estimates calculated through sampling techniques see [Demographic surveys.] For official public records of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and other life events see [Vital statistics.]

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    • Census data
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    • Census figures
    • Census records
    • Census returns
    • Census schedules
    • Data, Census
    • Returns, Census
    • Schedules, Census
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  • Sources

    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 26, 2014(census records. UF census returns; census schedules. Official, usually periodic, lists of persons or property with varying degrees of descriptive detail)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 26, 2014(census: An official count and statistical analysis of the living population of a species (human or nonhuman) in a given geographic area (city, county, state, province, country, etc.) taken at a particular point in time. A census is distinct from a sampling in which information obtained about a portion of a population is used as the basis for generalization about the whole. In the United States, the national census, mandated by the federal Constitution, is conducted every ten years by the U.S. Census Bureau, which reports the detailed results in statistical form by state. Census data is used to apportion seats in Congress and to gather demographic and economic information about citizens and other residents, later compiled and analyzed in federal statistical publications. U.S. census data is available in the government documents collections of larger libraries and online at www.census.gov)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 32 (census return: published results of census)
    • found: The source : a guidebook of American genealogy, c1997:p. 103 (census records) p. 104 (provide some of the most fascinating and useful pieces of personal history to be found in any source; if nothing else, census records are important sources for placing individuals in specific places at specific times)
    • found: Kemp, T.J. The American census handbook, 2001:p. xi (American genealogists have long been constructing their family histories using information gathered from census records) p. 1 (Census records by state)
    • found: The Oxford companion to local and family history, 1996(census returns. The first census for the whole of Britain, except Ireland, was taken in 1801, but no central archival material survives from that exercise or from the following censuses of 1811, 1821, and 1831. A few schedules compiled by the census takers have come to light in local record offices, but the great bulk of this material was destroyed ...The transcriptions, or 'enumerators' returns', for 1841-91 survive ... Many family history societies have also made indexes of the personal names in the census returns for their area; census enumerators' returns)
    • found: ERIC thesaurus, via WWW, Oct. 3, 2014(Census Figures. BT Statistical Data)
  • General Notes

    • Official counts of the population of a place or ethnic group that sometimes include data relating to economic and social conditions. For reports about the social, economic, health, or other characteristics of a population that are generally based on estimates calculated through sampling techniques see [Demographic surveys.] For official public records of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and other life events see [Vital statistics.]
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    • Notes under [Demographic surveys; Vital statistics]
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    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2017-12-14: revised
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