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Definitions and Explanations of Terms

As one of the nation's key statistical agencies, the Census Bureau collects data on many topics vital to people and businesses. The Census Bureau adheres to scientific methods and therefore often uses precise technical terminology that may be unfamiliar to the public. Listed below are some of the major glossaries from our data programs to help people who wish to understand and use our data.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Application Services Division | asd.internet.staff@census.gov | Last Revised: April 19, 2012