- a person who gathers information for a census.
Origin of census taker
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for census taker
You and I are forever at the mercy of the census-taker and the census-maker.A Preface to Politics
The Italians were in the majority where this census-taker went.The Battle with the Slum
Jacob A. Riis.
Says the census-taker once in ten years, Can you write English?Talks to Freshman Girls
Helen Dawes Brown
I promised the census-taker not to tell till his report came out.Dr. Breen's Practice
William Dean Howells
It still claimed 1300 inhabitants as estimated and engraved on the stone court-house by the census-taker in 1597.Options