What is population?

  • (noun): The act of populating (causing to live in a place).
    Example: "He deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
    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:

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. 5.3% in the 1990s, it has the fifth highest population growth of the English counties ... The natural change has been a small population decline, and the population increase is due to inward migration into Cornwall ...
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 ...
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 ...
Upper Peninsula Of Michigan - Demographics
... As of the 2010 census, the region had a population of 299,184 ... and Villages of the Upper Peninsula City Population Area (sq mi) Area (km²) Marquette 19,661 11.4 30 Sault Ste. 2,085 8.0 21 TOTAL 114,544 123.7 320 Upper Peninsula Land Area and Population Density by County County Population Land Area (sq mi) Land Area (km²) Population ...
Laos
... Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "population":

  • (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"
  • (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 people who inhabit a territory or state.
    Example: "The population seemed to be well fed and clothed"

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)

    This was the Eastham famous of late years for its camp- meetings, held in a grove near by, to which thousands flock from all parts of the Bay. We conjectured that the reason for the perhaps unusual, if not unhealthful development of the religious sentiment here, was the fact that a large portion of the population are women whose husbands and sons are either abroad on the sea, or else drowned, and there is nobody but they and the ministers left behind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    How much atonement is enough? The bombing must be allowed as at least part-payment: those of our young people who are concerned about the moral problem posed by the Allied air offensive should at least consider the moral problem that would have been posed if the German civilian population had not suffered at all.
    Clive James (b. 1939)