Population

A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same group or species and live in the same geographical area. In ecology the population of a certain species in a certain area is estimated using the Lincoln Index. The area that is used to define a sexual population is such that inter-breeding is possible between any pair within the area and more probable than cross-breeding with individuals from other areas. Normally breeding is substantially more common within the area than across the border.

In sociology, population refers to a collection of human beings. Demography is a social science which entails the statistical study of human populations. This article refers mainly to human population.

Read more about Population:  Population Genetics, World Human Population

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Laos
... Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012 ... and culturally dominant Lao people making up approximately sixty percent of the population, mostly in the lowlands ... groups, the Hmong, and other indigenous hill tribes, accounting for forty percent of the population, live in the foothills and mountains ...
Upper Peninsula Of Michigan - Demographics
... As of the 2010 census, the region had a population of 299,184 ... Cities and Villages of the Upper Peninsula City Population Area (sq mi) Area (km²) Marquette 19,661 11.4 30 Sault Ste. 123.7 320 Upper Peninsula Land Area and Population Density by County County Population Land Area (sq mi) Land Area (km²) Population Density (per sq mi) Population Density (per km²) Alger 9,8 ...
World Human Population - Control
... Human population control is the practice of artificially altering the rate of growth of a human population ... Historically, human population control has been implemented by limiting the population's birth rate, usually by government mandate, and has been undertaken as a response to ... While population control can involve measures that improve people's lives by giving them greater control of their reproduction, some programs have exposed them to exploitation ...
Buffalo, New York - Demographics - Metropolitan Area
... of 2006, Erie and Niagara Counties had a combined estimated population of 1,154,378 ... Of the total population, 82.88% have a high school diploma and 23.2% have obtained a Bachelor's degree ... Approximately 8% of the population is below the poverty line ...
Cornwall - Demographics
... Cornwall's population was 535,300 at the last count (2010), and population density 144 people per square kilometre, ranking it 40th and 41st respectively compared with the other 47 counties of England ... is 99.0% White British and has a relatively high level of population growth ... At 11.2% in the 1980s and 5.3% in the 1990s, it has the fifth highest population growth of the English counties ...

Famous quotes containing the word population:

    We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)

    We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)

    What happened at Hiroshima was not only that a scientific breakthrough ... had occurred and that a great part of the population of a city had been burned to death, but that the problem of the relation of the triumphs of modern science to the human purposes of man had been explicitly defined.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)