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The percentage of males in the State by the census of 1900 was 52.3.

By the census of 1870 the number of insane persons in the State was 3,414.

This can be verified by reference to any census of any penal institution.

The diminution revealed by the 1911 Census amounts to 76,000.

He tells us that when our first census was taken only four per cent.

I'll take a census in the spring if the priests don't get frightened.

These figures are taken from the census report for the year 1860.

The returns of the Seventh Census will shortly be completed.

Laborers were enrolled in the census and held for the state.

How intensely interesting it would be to take a census of vices.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin census "the enrollment of the names and property assessments of all Roman citizens," originally past participle of censere "to assess" (see censor (n.)). The modern census begins in the U.S., 1790., and Revolutionary France. Property for taxation was the primary purpose in Rome, hence Latin census also was used for "one's wealth, one's worth, wealthiness."

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