an inventory of people in a group taken by counting individuals.
any count of support, strength, etc.: a head count of senators opposing the bill.
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How to use head count in a sentence
The fewer students Benton Harbor had, the less money it was allocated by a state formula that distributed school funding based largely on student head count.
It also allowed the mayor to ignore the head count provision based on “fiscal necessity.”“City Hall Put the Kibosh on That”: The Inside Story of How de Blasio Promised, Then Thwarted NYPD Accountability | by Eric Umansky and Jake Pearson | June 11, 2021 | ProPublica
The office wasn’t able to fill the positions fast enough to keep up with the exits, and today, with a head count of 20 staffers, is almost half of the size it was at its peak in 2017, when it had 38.
The captain did a quick head count, and checked that everyone was OK.
The filing comes less than two weeks after the retailer announced plans to slash its corporate head count by 20 percent and rearrange its store lineup and supply chain infrastructure to prioritize e-commerce.Pandemic bankruptcies: A running list of retailers that have filed for Chapter 11 | Abha Bhattarai | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
We've been forced to reduce our head count by another 1,000 officers, so we'll have gone down 6,000 since 2001.NYPD's Kelly on Budget Cuts, Outlook for Crime Rates | Benjamin Sarlin | December 19, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
When she did not actually throw the men at his head count Muffat pretended not to know about all this.