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S. html Find more information on why the census is important along with state population facts. 21sT CenTury skIlls lIBrary CITIzens and TheIr GOvernmenTs Counting our PeoPle index American Community Survey, 25–26 Fourteenth Amendment, 12 Census Act (1790), 8 census office, 14 Census of Governments, 19 census takers. See enumerators. S. National Archives and Records Administration, 19 Washington, George, 8, 11, 12 questionnaires, 12–13, 23–25 about the author Tamra B. Orr is a full-time writer living in the Pacific Northwest.

How might new forms of technology make gathering data faster, easier, and more accurate? Think ahead to the future. In what ways might the 2100 census show us how the country and its people have changed? Only time will tell! S. Census Bureau works hard to make sure citizens understand the importance of the census. Now that you know how a census is done, what new ideas do you have for counting the students at your school? 21sT CenTury skIlls lIBrary CITIzens and TheIr GOvernmenTs Counting our PeoPle glossary census (SEN-suhss) an official count of all of the people living in a country data (DAY-tuh) information or facts economy (i-KON-uh-mee) the way a country runs its industry, trade, and finance enumerators (i-NOO-muh-ray-turz) census takers, or people who collect census data by visiting individual homes ethical (ETH-uh-kuhl) having to do with following moral rules of behavior ethnicity (eth-NIH-sih-tee) the background, culture, and language shared by a group of people illiterate (i-LIT-ur-it) not able to read or write immigrant (IM-uh-gruhnt) someone who comes from one country to live permanently in another country levied (LEV-eed) collected by force or lawful actions patent (PAT-uhnt) a legal document that gives an inventor of something new the exclusive rights to make and sell the item tabulate (TAB-yuh-late) to arrange or enter information in columns and rows for more information BOOKS Anderson, Judith.

Only time will tell! S. Census Bureau works hard to make sure citizens understand the importance of the census. Now that you know how a census is done, what new ideas do you have for counting the students at your school? 21sT CenTury skIlls lIBrary CITIzens and TheIr GOvernmenTs Counting our PeoPle glossary census (SEN-suhss) an official count of all of the people living in a country data (DAY-tuh) information or facts economy (i-KON-uh-mee) the way a country runs its industry, trade, and finance enumerators (i-NOO-muh-ray-turz) census takers, or people who collect census data by visiting individual homes ethical (ETH-uh-kuhl) having to do with following moral rules of behavior ethnicity (eth-NIH-sih-tee) the background, culture, and language shared by a group of people illiterate (i-LIT-ur-it) not able to read or write immigrant (IM-uh-gruhnt) someone who comes from one country to live permanently in another country levied (LEV-eed) collected by force or lawful actions patent (PAT-uhnt) a legal document that gives an inventor of something new the exclusive rights to make and sell the item tabulate (TAB-yuh-late) to arrange or enter information in columns and rows for more information BOOKS Anderson, Judith.

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