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CENSUS BUREAU Definition & Legal Meaning

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The government department that conducts a regional or national census. This bureau also researches the census results to provide accurate information regarding the country’s people and economy, based on the census data gathered. The Census Bureau gathers data based on population, economy, government, communities, and demographics. This data is used to generate information that is then used to determine the number of Congressional seats allocated to each state, apportion seats in the House of Representatives, define school district boundaries, as well as a number of economic and social-based decisions pertaining to community programs.


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