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    U.S. CENSUS GLOSSARY

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Labor force
The labor force includes all people classified in the civilian labor force, plus members of the U.S. Armed Forces (people on active duty with the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard). The Civilian Labor Force consists of people classified as employed or unemployed

Related terms:
Employed, Unemployed

Language spoken at home
The language currently used by respondents at home, either "English only" or a non-English language which is used in addition to English or in place of English.

Latino
See
Spanish/Hispanic/Latino

Legal/Statistical Area Description code
A two-character code that describes the legal or statistical type of a geographic entity and indicates what (if any) phrase should be appended to the entity's name to complete it. See code list.

Legend
The part of a map that lists and explains the colors, symbols, line patterns, shadings, and annotations used on the map.

Related terms:
Reference map, Thematic map

Living quarters
A housing unit is a house, an apartment, a mobile home or trailer, a group of rooms or a single room occupied as separate living quarters or, if vacant, intended for occupancy as separate living quarters. Separate living quarters are those in which the occupants live separately from any people in the building and which have direct access from outside the building or through a common hall.

Related term:
Housing unit

Long form
The decennial census questionnaire, sent to approximately one in six households for the 1980, 1990, and 2000 censuses, contains all of the questions on the short form, as well as additional detailed questions relating to the social, economic, and housing characteristics of each individual and household. Information derived from the long form is referred to as sample data, and is tabulated for geographic entities as small as the block group level in 1980, 1990, and 2000 census data products.

Related terms:
Census (decennial), Sample data, Short form

Lower bound (American Community Survey)
Represents the low end of the 90 percent confidence interval of an estimate from a sample survey. Statisticians calculate that they are 90 percent confident that the true number falls between the upper and lower bounds.

Related terms:
Confidence interval (American Community Survey), Estimates (American Community Survey and Census 2000 Supplementary Survey), Sample data, Upper bound (American Community Survey)









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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce, and they are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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