census taker



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

Historical Examples of census taker

  • You and I are forever at the mercy of the census-taker and the census-maker.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann

  • The Italians were in the majority where this census-taker went.

  • 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.


    O. Henry