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Definition of Demography

(noun) The study of human populations and their density, distribution, growth, size, or structure.

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: demographies
  • Demographers study social statistics.
  • Data collected during the study of demography is called demographics.
  • 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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Cite the Definition of Demography

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “demography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/demography/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

demography. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/demography/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “demography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/demography/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“demography.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/demography/>.