demography

(noun) The study of the characteristics of human populations such as their density, distribution, growth, size, or structure.

Example: Studying the health of people at a university or the population growth of a country.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: demographies
  • Demographers study social statistics.
  • Data collected during the study of demography is called demographics.
  • Demography used in a sentence: I decided to study demography after learning about it in sociology class.
  • A (noun) demographer (demographist) studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics to produce (adjective) demographic or (adjective) demographical data to understand society (adverb) demographically.

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