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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How to Cite the Definition of Demography

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “demography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/demography/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “demography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/demography/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“demography.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/demography/>.