n. a small geographical area which is generally homogenous in population. Its boundaries are defined so as to facilitate the collection and compilation of data. Census data which has been reported on the demographics of a community usually become the basis for assessing the area's mental health needs.See census district- census area. Also catchment area.

CENSUS TRACT: "Census tract refers to a specific, well-defined community which is targeted for a census. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CENSUS TRACT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/census-tract/ (accessed October 20, 2021).