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Census vs. Population

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Main Difference

The main difference between Census and Population is that the Census is a acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population and human population that live together in the same place

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  • Census (noun)

    An official count or enumeration of members of a population (not necessarily human), usually residents or citizens in a particular region, often done at regular intervals.

  • Census (noun)

    Count, tally.

  • Census (verb)

    To collect a census.

  • Population (noun)

    The people living within a political or geographical boundary.

    "The population of New Jersey will not stand for this!"

  • Population (noun)

    By extension, the people with a given characteristic.

    "India has the third-largest population of English-speakers in the world."

  • Population (noun)

    A residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.

    "The town’s population is only 243."

    "population explosion;"

    "population growth"

  • Population (noun)

    A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area.

    "A seasonal migration annually changes the populations in two or more biotopes drastically, many twice in opposite senses."

  • Population (noun)

    A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn.

  • Population (noun)

    The act of initially empty items in a collection.

    "John clicked the Search button and waited for the population of the list to complete."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Census (noun)

    A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; - usually made once in five years.

  • Census (noun)

    An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics of a country.

  • Population (noun)

    The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.

  • Population (noun)

    The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.

Webster Dictionary
  • Census (noun)

    a period count of the population

  • Census (verb)

    conduct a census;

    "They censused the deer in the forest"

  • Population (noun)

    the people who inhabit a territory or state;

    "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"

  • Population (noun)

    a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area;

    "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"

  • Population (noun)

    (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn;

    "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

  • Population (noun)

    the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.);

    "people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"

    "the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"

  • Population (noun)

    the act of populating (causing to live in a place);

    "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"

Princeton's WordNet

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