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Identify the Population in this Study

The intent of the survey was to identify park and recreation facilities and activities that citizens participate in, are interested in, and would like to see built or provided. A total of 2,406 surveys were distributed by the Town of Suhuarita Parks and recreation Department to gain a clearer understanding of the various attitudes and opinions people have with regards to general recreation needs of the community.
A total of 237 surveys were returned.

What was the population(s) (N) used for the survey?

This a interesting question. The entire community is the actual population but since we do no know if every household in the boundaries of this community received a survey what would the population be?
There is nothing to work out I just need to know if I say that
(n) = entire community
or is
(n) = 2,406.

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N = Size of the entire community and not just the 2406 houses that received the survey.

The entire community is the population here ...

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Specifically, the objectives of this study are: Gaging the opinions and attitudes ...