What is population?

  • (noun): The people who inhabit a territory or state.
    Example: "The population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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.

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Some articles on population:

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. 114,544 123.7 320 Upper Peninsula Land Area and Population Density by County County Population Land Area (sq mi) Land Area (km²) Population Density (per sq ...
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 factors including high or ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Laos
... Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012 ... politically and culturally dominant Lao people making up approximately sixty percent of the population, mostly in the lowlands ... other indigenous hill tribes, accounting for forty percent of the population, live in the foothills and mountains ...
Buffalo, New York - Demographics - Metropolitan Area
... As 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 ...

More definitions of "population":

  • (noun): The act of populating (causing to live in a place).
    Example: "He deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
  • (noun): (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn.
    Example: "It is an estimate of the mean of the population"
    Synonyms: universe
  • (noun): The number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.).
    Example: "People come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"; "the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"
  • (noun): A group of organisms of the same species populating a given area.
    Example: "They hired hunters to keep down the deer population"

Famous quotes containing the word population:

    A multitude of little superfluous precautions engender here a population of deputies and sub-officials, each of whom acquits himself with an air of importance and a rigorous precision, which seemed to say, though everything is done with much silence, “Make way, I am one of the members of the grand machine of state.”
    Marquis De Custine (1790–1857)

    The paid wealth which hundreds in the community acquire in trade, or by the incessant expansions of our population and arts, enchants the eyes of all the rest; the luck of one is the hope of thousands, and the bribe acts like the neighborhood of a gold mine to impoverish the farm, the school, the church, the house, and the very body and feature of man.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    O for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through! Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country? Hardly one.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)