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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... 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 ...
... Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012 ... culturally dominant Lao people making up approximately sixty percent of the population, mostly in the lowlands ... hill tribes, accounting for forty percent of the population, live in the foothills and mountains ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
... 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. 2,107 2.6 6.7 Wakefield 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 ...
... Cornwall's population was 535,300 at the last count (2010), and population density 144 people per square kilometre, ranking it 40th and 41st ... Cornwall is 99.0% White British and has a relatively high level of population growth ... in the 1980s and 5.3% in the 1990s, it has the fifth highest population growth of the English counties ...
More definitions of "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"
- (noun): A group of organisms of the same species populating a given area.
Example: "They hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
- (noun): The people who inhabit a territory or state.
Example: "The population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
- (noun): The act of populating (causing to live in a place).
Example: "He deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
Famous quotes containing the word population:
“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 (18171862)
“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 (18921982)
“I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.”
—Roland Barthes (19151980)