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-profile   General information about Crystal Lake
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Crystal Lake
-census   Census information for Crystal Lake
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Crystal Lake
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Crystal Lake
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Crystal Lake
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Crystal Lake
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Crystal Lake
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 306, 639) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Crystal Lake, area code (639) is the Overlay for area code (306).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or expects to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each Overlay-type having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
Quinquennial Census
The Statistics Canada (StatCan) Census is conducted every 5 years with the purpose of counting the people living in Canada. This is known as a 'Quinquennial' Census. The process of taking a Census is called an 'Enumeration'.

The purpose of the Census is to provide information about the demographic and social characteristics of the people of Canada. The results of the Census goes to the federal, provincal, territorial and local governments to support their planning and administrative activities.

The most recent StatCan census was conducted in 2011. The next Quinquennial Census will be conducted in 2016.

By comparison, the United Status Census is conducted once every 10 years and is called a 'Decennial' Census.