Population is the number of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding.

Demographics - Poverty - Walls - Causes of Death - How People Die - People Watching - City Planning - Census - Watching

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Current World Population

The world's population is projected to reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. The world population was 7.9 billion in October 2021, up from 7.8 billion in May 2020, and 7.7 billion in March 2019 and 7,600,000,000 in December, 2017 - In the next 100 years 7 billion people will die. Have you ever wondered how many people have lived since the beginning? How many people were born and how many have died in my lifetime?

Over Populated City Around 384 thousand people are born everyday, 156 thousand die each day. That is a net increase of 229 thousand new people every single day or over 83 Million new people every year or 83,585,000 new people every year out of the 140.4 million that are born each year. Four births each second of every day and nearly two people die each second. 250 births each minute and 105 people die each minute.

There are areas in the world where the population is declining because of low birth rates and from more old people dying of diseases. There are now more adult diapers sold than baby diapers in Japanese supermarkets. Over population depends on where you live and how the area is managed. Under population or demographic crunch can also be problematic when there are not enough service providers.

Carrying Capacity - Sustainable

Projections for the global population in 2050 - Each Country's Population compared with the World Population.

The world population grew from 1 billion to 7 billion from 1800 to 2011. It took over 200,000 years of human history for the world's population to reach 1 billion, and only 200 years more to reach 7 billion. In1960 the world Population was 3,039,451,023. In 2011 it is estimated that 135 million people were born and 57 million died, for an increase in population of 78 million. At the beginning of the 19 century there were only 12 cities in the world that had over a million people, in 2013, there is over 500 cities in the world with more than a million people. Half the worlds population lives in large cities, and if you combined all the large cities in the world, it would cover an area half the size of Australia. Human Population Through Time (youtube) .

Population Density Levels World Map World Population (wiki) - World Population Estimates (wiki) - Estimates of historical world population are for the progression of world population since the late medieval period.

World Population Balance - Population Data

World Stats - Demographics

Birth Rate - Death Rate - Mortality Rate

Safe Sex (not just sex education but a higher quality education for everyone)

Population Growth (wiki) - Modeling Population Growth

Research Data

Most Populated Cities Worldwide Map Human Lifespan is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of their birth, their current age and other demographic factors including sex.

Longevity - Living Longer

Life Expectancy Rates List (wiki) - World Life Expectancy

Mortality Rates (how people die)

Population Media Center - Thomas Robert Malthus (wiki)

One-Child Policy was introduced in China between 1978 and 1980 and began to be formally phased out in 2015.

Bloodline - Genes

How many Single People - Being Single

One in every five people on earth is between the ages of 15 and 24—that's more than 1 billion youth worldwide. 162 Million Females in the U.S. as of July 2014. The number of males was 157.0 Million.

Human Population Planning is the practice of intentionally managing the rate of growth of a human population. Historically human population planning has been implemented with the goal of increasing the rate of human population growth. Family Planning.

Over Crowded Beach Reproductive Suppression involves the prevention or inhibition of reproduction in otherwise healthy adult individuals. It includes delayed sexual maturation (puberty) or inhibition of sexual receptivity, facultatively increased interbirth interval through delayed or inhibited ovulation or spontaneous or induced abortion, abandonment of immature and dependent offspring, mate guarding, selective destruction and worker policing of eggs in some eusocial insects or cooperatively breeding birds, and infanticide (see also infanticide (zoology)), and infanticide in carnivores) of the offspring of subordinate females either by directly killing by dominant females or males in mammals or indirectly through the withholding of assistance with infant care in marmosets and some carnivores.

Family Planning - Birth Control Types

The civilized world started out with shorter lifespan and plenty of new births. Now in 2017, people in the developed world are living longer, and people in some areas are having less children. People are buying more adult diapers then children's diapers. There will be more old people then young people. We will need a work force just to take care of our elders. And since robots are taking jobs, caregiving jobs will be plentiful. Society must prepare themselves for this.

Geometric Progression is a sequence of numbers where each term after the first is found by multiplying the previous one by a fixed, non-zero number called the common ratio. For example, the sequence 2, 6, 18, 54, ... is a geometric progression with common ratio 3. Similarly 10, 5, 2.5, 1.25, ... is a geometric sequence with common ratio 1/2.

Doubling Time - Exponential Growth - Environment

Doubling Time is time it takes for a population to double in size/value. It is applied to population growth, inflation, resource extraction, consumption of goods, compound interest, the volume of malignant tumours, and many other things that tend to grow over time. When the relative growth rate (not the absolute growth rate) is constant, the quantity undergoes exponential growth and has a constant doubling time or period, which can be calculated directly from the growth rate. This time can be calculated by dividing the natural logarithm of 2 by the exponent of growth, or approximated by dividing 70 by the percentage growth rate (more roughly but roundly, dividing 72; see the rule of 72 for details and a derivation of this formula). The doubling time is a characteristic unit (a natural unit of scale) for the exponential growth equation, and its converse for exponential decay is the half-life. For example, given Canada's net population growth of 0.9% in the year 2006, dividing 70 by 0.9 gives an approximate doubling time of 78 years. Thus if the growth rate remains constant, Canada's population would double from its 2006 figure of 33 million to 66 million by 2084.

Net Reproduction Rate is the average number of offspring (often specifically daughters) that would be born to a female if she passed through her lifetime conforming to the age-specific fertility and mortality rates of a given year.

Total Fertility Rate of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if: She was to experience the exact current age-specific fertility rates (ASFRs) through her lifetime, and She was to survive from birth to the end of her reproductive life. It is obtained by summing the single-year age-specific rates at a given time.

Films about Populations
Cynthia Kenyon (youtube)
Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (youtube)
BBC Horizon - How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth Sustainably? David Attenborough
How Many People Can the Earth Support? (youtube)
Jared Diamond: Why Societies Collapse (video and text)

Civilizations of the Past (collapse)

The problem isn't so much over population, though it is a problem in certain areas, the main problem is education. This world could easily handle 10 billion people, as long as every person was fully educated that is. But because we have so many undereducated people at all levels of society, from the very poor to the very rich, we will always suffer from the ignorance that comes from having undereducated people. When people don't have the right knowledge and information that's needed to make good decisions and good choices, they will constantly make mistakes and not have the necessary abilities to solve problems, or even have the ability to see problems that are right in front of them.

What Happens in One Day on Planet Earth

Population Density Where People Dont Live in the US My parents have seen the world population triple in their life times from 1900 till 2000. I have seen the world population double in my lifetime since 1960 till 2015. And if I live till 2060, I will also see the world population triple. People being born today will not see the world population double in their lifetimes. So is the birth rate slowing down?

Adolescents aged 10–24 years represent over a quarter of the population (1.8 billion), 89% of whom live in developing countries. Adolescents aged 10–24 years have the poorest health-care coverage of any age group. Two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, unsafe sex, depression, injury, and violence remain a daily threat to their health, wellbeing, and life chances.

Butthole Surfers - Pepper (youtube)

"Starving peoples minds causes more damage then starving peoples physical self. Death occurs from both afflictions."

If the entire population of earth stood shoulder to shoulder (2 feet by 2 feet) we would take up around 862 square miles of land, which is the size of Midland County, Texas. There are approximately 57.5 million square miles of land on earth, which is only 29.2 percent of the earth's surface.

How much Farm Land does America need to grow our own Food?

"We are the strongest when we are together collectively, but we have to be collectively intelligent, because anything less will result in suffering, war and avoidable deaths, just as it has been and still is today."

Birth Rate in a period is the total number of live births per 1,000 population divided by the length of the period in years. The number of live births is normally taken from a universal registration system for births; population counts from a census, and estimation through specialized demographic techniques. The birth rate (along with mortality and migration rates) is used to calculate population growth. The estimated average population may be taken as the mid-year population. Another term used interchangeably with birth rate is natality, which is the ratio of the number of births to the size of the population or birth rate. When the crude death rate is subtracted from the crude birth rate, the result is the rate of natural increase (RNI). This is equal to the rate of population change (excluding migration). The total (crude) birth rate (which includes all births)—typically indicated as births per 1,000 population—is distinguished from a set of age-specific rates (the number of births per 1,000 persons, or more usually 1,000 females, in each age group). The first known use of the term "birth rate" in English was in 1859.

America Birth Rates

The US Birth Rate has fallen 4% in the largest single-year drop in nearly 50 years, according to a government report. Birth rates for women in their late 30s and in their 40s have been inching up, but that trend dipped last year. About 3.6 million babies were born in the US last year, down from about 3.75 million in 2019. When births were booming in 2007, the US recorded 4.3 million births. The birth rate for 15 to 19-year-olds dropped 8% from 2019. It has fallen almost every year since 1991.Birth rates fell 8% for Asian-American women; 3% for Hispanic women; 4% for Black and white women; and 6% for mothers who were American Indians or Alaska Natives. The caesarean delivery rate rose slightly to about 32%. It had generally been declining since 2009.The percentage of infants born small and premature – at less less than 37 weeks of gestation – fell slightly to 10% after rising five years in a row. The birth rate for U.S. in 2020 was 11.990 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2019.

A total of 3,747,540 births were registered in the United States in 2019, down 1% from 2018. The provisional number of births for the United States in 2019 was 3,745,540, down 1% from 2018.

Causes of Death - Deaths Per Year - The ways that People Die

36 Million Deaths each year are caused by non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. This is almost two-thirds of the estimated 56 million deaths each year worldwide. A quarter of these deaths take place before the age of 60. Non-communicable disease is a disease that is non-infectious and non-transmissible among people. But the disease called ignorance definitely spreads and infects and kills more people than all diseases combined, because what you don't know can kill you, and the media, the schools, the republicans and the big corporations don't care.

No one hardly ever dies from old age or natural causes, people are being slowly mass murdered from pollution and bad food and from the lack of knowledge. Ignorance Kills. What people don't know is killing them. 40% of premature deaths are due to behaviors that can be changed. The knowledge divide decreases longevity. Health can be influenced by environmental exposures, poverty, lack of health care, bad behaviors, genetics and lack of a quality education.

Natural Cause of Death usually means that a person was not murdered directly or indirectly, or died in an accident, or supposedly an accident. Death from unnatural causes might be a heart attack, stroke, cancer, infection, or any other illness.

Not just wars, genocides and mass murders kill people. Roughly 385,000 people were murdered around the world in 2017.

Why is life expectancy in the US lower than in other rich countries? Americans suffer higher death rates from smoking, obesity, homicides, opioid overdoses, suicides, road accidents, and infant deaths. The main reasons are low quality education, low quality food, low quality news, low quality housing and low quality maintenance of the environment, which ends up with low quality physical health outcomes and low quality mental health outcomes for its citizens.

Vital Signs - Body Burden - Disease Burden

COVID-19 was 3rd leading cause Of death in 2020.

In 2015, death rates had been rising dramatically since 1999 among middle-aged white Americans. "Deaths of Despair".

adolescent deaths 1 in 4 Deaths are Avoidable - List of Preventable Causes of Death (wiki)

Consumer Protection (saving lives by informing the public of dangers).

Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020.

69 Million Children under five will die from preventable causes and 167 million will suffer poverty over the next 15 years. Over 7.5 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition and mostly preventable diseases, each year. Flowing Data.

Let Us Remember the Fallen, let them know that their Lives meant something and that they will never be forgotten.

Half-Mast should be everyday.

Tapps - by Andre Rieu Melissa Venema Amsterdam Arena (13 years old at the time). 

Amazing Grace - (Lyrics) - Susan Boyle (youtube) - 2 Billion People have Died since 1960.

Annual global deaths in adolescents aged 10–24 years reduced by 21·7% between 1950 and 2019.

Deaths of Despair U.S. Map Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for people in the United States ages 1 to 44. You're more likely to die from a lightning strike than in a plane crash and you're also more likely to die from being attacked by a dog, stung by a bee or choking on your food.

The world loses about 3,000 adolescents each day. That adds up to 1.2 million deaths a year, nearly all preventable.

Mortality Rate is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time. Mortality rate is typically expressed in units of deaths per 1,000 individuals per year; thus, a mortality rate of 9.5 (out of 1,000) in a population of 1,000 would mean 9.5 deaths per year in that entire population, or 0.95% out of the total. It is distinct from "morbidity", a term used to refer to either the prevalence or incidence of a disease, and also from the incidence rate (the number of newly appearing cases of the disease per unit of time).

All-Cause Mortality is utilized in reference to a disease or a harmful exposure—such as to radiation or dangerous chemicals—in a statistical context. It is typically expressed as the total number of deaths due to that condition during a specific time period.

Mortality Rates Rising for Gens X and Y, too. Reduced US life expectancy is not just the Baby Boomers.

Reasons why People Die Death Rate - Mortality

Living Longer - Longevity

106 Billion People have lived and died so far in human history.

Mortality Risk Scores.

Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment.

We have to do more then just make Laws or change laws, we need to educate.

In 2008, some 6.7 million people died of infectious diseases alone, far more than the number killed in the natural or man-made catastrophes that make headlines. (These are the latest figures presented by the World Health Organization.)

More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation.

Pollution Kills Too - Toxins - Body Burden

9 Million Deaths a Year Globally from Pollution, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. United States ranks 31st from the bottom at 43.6 pollution deaths per 100,000. Chad and the Central African Republic rank the highest with rates about 300 pollution deaths per 100,000, more than half of them due to tainted water, while Brunei, Qatar and Iceland have the lowest pollution death rates ranging from 15 to 23. The global average is 117 pollution deaths per 100,000 people. Pollution kills about the same number of people a year around the world as cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke combined. In 2000, industrial air pollution killed about 2.9 million people a year globally. By 2015 it was up to 4.2 million and in 2019 it was 4.5 million, the study said. Household air pollution, mostly from inefficient primitive stoves, and air pollution killed 6.7 million people in 2019. Lead pollution — some from lead additive which has been banned from gasoline in every country in the world and also from old paint, recycling batteries and other manufacturing — kills 900,000 people a year, while water pollution is responsible for 1.4 million deaths a year. Occupational health pollution adds another 870,000 deaths, the study said. In the United States, about 20,000 people a year die from lead pollution-induced hypertension, heart disease and kidney disease, mostly as occupational hazards. Lead and asbestos are America’s big chemical occupational hazards, and they kill about 65,000 people a year from pollution. The number of air pollution deaths in the United States in 2019 was 60,229, far more than deaths on American roads, which hit a 16-year peak of nearly 43,000 last year. “We absolutely know how to solve each one of those problems,” Fuller said. “What’s missing is political will.”

20,000 people starve to death every day. And thousands die every day as a result from a bad diet.

21,000 children die every day around the world.

20,000 die from cancer every day.

Suicide takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans every year. For young people 15-24 years old, suicide is the second leading cause of death.

Deaths in the United States of America, from Jan 1, 2015 - Dec 25, 2015. (numbers vary from different sources, so the numbers need to be verified).

causes of death Heart Disease: 585,671
Cancer: 566,148
Tobacco: 343,601
Obesity: 301,388
Medical Errors: 206,161
Stroke: 126,575
Lower Respiratory Disease: 140,330
Accident (unintentional): 124,127
12,000 die every year in Mining Accidents.
Hospital Associated Infection: 97,190
Alcohol: 98,172
Diabetes: 72,481
Alzheimer's Disease: 83,421
Influenza - Pneumonia: 52,842
Kidney Failure: 41,980
Blood Infection: 32,852
Suicide: 38,796

Deaths in America due to alcohol, drugs and suicide reached a record 151,845 in 2017, Trust for America’s Health - Well Being Trust.

Driving Cars: On average in 2012, 92 people were killed on the roadways of the U.S. each day, in 30,800 fatal crashes during the year. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths. 2015, 35,092 people died on the nation's roadways, an increase of 7.2 percent compared to 2014. 40,200 traffic deaths U.S. roads in 2016. 6,000 Pedestrian deaths in 2016. Thirty-four percent of pedestrians and 15 percent of drivers involved in fatal crashes were intoxicated at the time. Self Driving Cars.

List of Countries by Traffic-Related Death Rate 1.25 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010.

Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. ... Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.

In 2021, nearly 43,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. — a 10.5% increase from 2020.

Improve Sightlines at Corners by doing daylighting. Daylighting solutions eliminate blind spots for cars at intersections so they can see any cyclists, pedestrians, or other cars as they approach and drive through or turn. Programmed traffic signals to give pedestrians a few-second head start when they get into the crosswalk during their pedestrian phase without having to worry about turning vehicles. That allows for crossing pedestrians to take up space in the crosswalk before any eager drivers try to make a turn.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 840 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. The highest fatality rate was documented in Florida, with 6.7 deaths per 1 million people that year.

Texting while Driving:
5,880 - (technology addiction and abuse)

Road injuries are killing young people, and it's hardly slowing down.

540,000 lives could be saved worldwide by targeting speed and other main areas.

Selfie Deaths in 2017 was 93, and selfie isn’t always officially included in cause of death. People die taking a picture of themselves either by drowning, falling into a large body of water or being swept away by waves. Other deaths included posing on the edge of a cliff and falling, accidentally shooting oneself when posing with a firearm, and attacks by animals. The rise of the “extreme selfie” phenomenon involves photographing yourself “in the most extreme environments. That apparently includes river rafting, parachuting, or posing in front of oncoming trains.

Unusual Deaths includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources.

Causes of Death "Since over a million more people die every year from bad health choices then they die from alcohol-impaired driving crashes, police should have eating healthy checkpoints instead of sobriety checkpoints, and handout pamphlets instead of tickets."

Unintentional Poisoning: 31,177 (World 193,000)

All Drug Abuse: 24,548

Prescription Drug Overdose: 14,726.
Overdose and accidental poisonings are up 78 percent over a decade - pushing aside car crashes as the No. 1 accidental killer in the U.S. They killed 42,032 people, about 6,000 more than vehicle accidents. Opioid overdoses killed 13,486 people in 2014, the non-profit safety council reported.

Smoking in Bed:

Murder by Gun: 11,283
Homicide: 16,492

Pedestrian: 4,909
Drowning: 3,843 - (World 372,000)
Fire Related: 3,436
Malnutrition: 2,721
Domestic Violence: 1,433
Killed by Falling Tree: 147
Struck by Lightning: 81
Abortion: 1,072,045 ?

causes of death Each year, 37 million  falls are severe enough to seek medical attention, 690, 000 deaths in 2012 from falling.

Falling out of Bed: 588

Injury Facts 2016 is Your Source for Safety Data.

First Aid

Heart Disease: 597,689
Cancer: 574,743 ?
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
Causes of Death by Rate
Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
Diabetes: 69,071
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476.
Death Reasons (image)
Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364
Food Poisoning (food safety)
Causes of Death by State (image)
Preliminary U.S. data on deaths, death rates, life expectancy, leading causes of death, and infant mortality for 2011  (PDF)
The # 1 Reason why People Die Early, in each Country (youtube)
150,000 people will die today. 
Risk Factor Study (PDF)

Even though the total number of deaths per 1,000 Population is lower now, (1900 - 17 deaths per 1,000)  (2011 - 8 deaths per 1,000)  there are millions more people dying each year. Yes the population has increased, but what are the real reasons why more people are dying now in 2015 then in 1900?

US healthcare costs for animal-related injuries exceed $1 billion every year. Numbers likely to rise amid climate change and development pressure on animal habitats, warn researchers. Dog bites, non-venomous insect and spider bites, and bites from venomous snakes and lizards accounted for 60 per cent of the total costs. During the five year study period, 6, 457, 534 visits were made to emergency care departments by people who had sustained injuries as a result of an encounter with creatures great and small. Their average age was 31.

Years of Potential Life Lost (actual cost of our neglect)

Injuries that white people get shows inequality or just clumsiness (image).

Democracy Linked to Global Health Gains in low-, middle-income countries. Democracies are more open to feedback from a broader range of interest groups, more protective of media freedom and might be more willing to use that feedback to improve their public health programs. Autocracies reduce political competition and access to information, which might deter constituent feedback and responsive governance. Free and fair elections for better health.


Demography is the statistical study of populations, especially human beings which encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of these populations, and spatial or temporal changes in them in response to birth, migration, ageing, and death. Based on the demographic research of the earth, earth's population up to the year 2050 and 2100 can be estimated by demographers. Demographics are quantifiable characteristics of a given population.

Ethic Populations in America Demographics - Public Data - Generations

Demographics of the World (wiki)

Race and Ethnicity in the United States - Social Trends - 46.8 million people in the U.S. identify as Black - Demographics of the United States (wiki) - Racism

The Han Chinese are the world's largest single ethnic group, constituting over 19% of the global population in 2011.

Global Majority is a collective term for people of Indigenous, African, Asian, or Latin American descent, who constitute approximately 85 percent of the global population.

Visible Minority is defined by the Government of Canada as "persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour".

Demographic Economics or population economics is the application of economic analysis to demography, the study of human populations, including size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics.

Popular Last Names by State (image)

People Still Living with Parents by State (image)

Populations - How Many Phones?

What People Eat Around the World - School Lunches,

Demographics of the United States - Population’s Age and Sex Composition 2010 (PDF) - Asian America 2011 (PDF)

5-9 years of age______ 20,348,657 __  6.5%
10-14 years of age____ 20,677,194 __  6.7%
15-19 years of age____ 22,040,343 __  7.1%
5-19_____ 63,066,194 ___ 20.3%

Demographics of Young Adulthood 1975–2016 (PDF)

What If Only 100 People Existed on Earth? (youtube) - Quick look at percentages using a smaller number that represents a larger number. A clearer perspective of just some of our reality.

One in every five people on earth is between the ages of 15 and 24—that's more than 1 billion youth worldwide.

Cohort in statistics is a group of subjects who share a defining characteristic (typically subjects who experienced a common event in a selected time period, such as birth or graduation).


Census is a periodic count of the population. Population statistics help guide how an estimated $1.5 trillion a year in federal funds are distributed to local communities, as well as how to better carry out future once-a-decade counts that are used to reallocate each state's share of congressional seats and Electoral College votes. The purpose of the Post-Enumeration Survey is to measure the accuracy of the census. The survey measures the accuracy of the census by independently surveying a sample of the population.

United States Census Bureau is responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The primary mission is conducting the U.S. census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U.S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population. The bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $675 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, and businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, hospitals, transportation infrastructure, and police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts over 130 surveys and programs a year, including the American Community Survey, the U.S. Economic Census, and the Current Population Survey. Furthermore, economic and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government typically contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Census, as defined in Title 13 U.S.C. § 11) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts over 130 surveys and programs a year, including the American Community Survey, the U.S. Economic Census, and the Current Population Survey. Furthermore, economic and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government typically contain data produced by the Census Bureau. The census can also be misused for gerrymandering voting districts.

Census Population Details

Census Accuracy Problems 2020 (PDF)

Get Counted (844-330-2020) - my2020census.gov

U.S. Population is around 336 Million ahead of actual count in 2020.

Core-Based Statistical Area is a U.S. geographic area defined by the Office of Management and Budget that consists of one or more counties or equivalents anchored by an urban center of at least 10,000 people plus adjacent counties that are socioeconomically tied to the urban center by commuting. Areas defined on the basis of these standards applied to Census 2000 data were announced by OMB in June 2003. These standards are used to replace the definitions of metropolitan areas that were defined in 1990. The OMB released new standards based on the 2010 Census on July 15, 2015.

On April 1, 2022, the 1950 Census will be released, and users will be able to access it for free through a dedicated website. This population census is the 17th decennial census of the United States. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has digitized and will provide free online access to the 1950 Census population schedules for U.S. states and territories, enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions.

People Watching

People Watching or crowd watching is the act of observing people and their interactions, usually without their knowledge. It involves picking up on idiosyncrasies to try to guess at another person's story. This includes speech in action, relationship interactions, body language, expressions, clothing and activities. Eavesdropping may accompany the activity, though is not required. For some people it is considered a hobby, but for many others it is a subconscious activity they partake in everyday without even realizing.

Observational Study - Profiling - Big Brother - Mass Surveillance - Airport Screening - Assumptions - Pretending to Know - Gas-Lighting - Legal Threat - Activity Recognition - Staring - Public Surveys - Relationship Questions

Surveillance Camera's Effects - Observation Errors - Hidden Cameras - Gaze Perception - Level of Analysis

People watching can be insightful and informative for authors when writing a book or actors when performing a play. Watching how other people walk, talk and interact with each other can be used as inspiration for their characters. It can also inspire other artistic works such as artwork and photography, or lead to writing a symphony, movie script or blog post. For others, people watching is a fun and relaxing activity.

Observational Learning - Social Learning - Collaboration

Journalism (photographing) - Cultural Studies

I find other people to be interesting. I like to learn about their experiences. Empathy is natural.

Psychological Research - Inaccurate Assessments - Bias in Research

Naturalistic Observation is a research tool in which a subject is observed in its natural habitat without any manipulation by the observer. During naturalistic observation researchers take great care to avoid interfering with the behavior they are observing by using unobtrusive methods. Naturalistic observation involves two main differences that set it apart from other forms of data gathering. In the context of a naturalistic observation the environment is in no way being manipulated by the observer nor was it created by the observer. People watching is not to be confused with naturalistic observation. Naturalistic observation is used for scientific purposes. It uses the same techniques as people watching. The key is to not let anyone know that you are observing him or her. People are in their natural environment, so there is no pressure for them to behave a certain way, as they would feel if they knew they were being studied. Scientists often are fond of this method because people are acting naturally and not acting how they are expected to act. Naturalistic observation as a research tool comes with both advantages and disadvantages that impact its application. By merely observing a given instance without any manipulation in its natural context it makes the behaviors exhibited more credible because they are occurring in a real typical scenario as opposed to an artificial one generated within a lab. Naturalistic observation also allows for study of events that it is deemed unethical to study via experimental models, such as the impact of high school shootings on students attending the high school. 

Body Language - Body Image

Analog Observation is a research tool by which a subject is observed in an artificial setting. Typically, types of settings in which analog observation is utilized include clinical offices or research laboratories, but, by definition, analog observations can be made in any artificial environment, even if the environment is one which the subject is likely to encounter naturally. Analog observation is typically divided into two iteration of application: The first iteration primarily studies the effect of manipulation of variables in the subject's environment, including setting and events, on the subject's behavior. The second iteration primarily seeks to observe the subject's behavior in quasi-experimental social situations. Zoos.

Participant Observation Methodology. Participant observation is a research methodology where the researcher is immersed in the day-to-day activities of the participants. The objective is usually to record conduct under the widest range of possible settings. In this way, PO differs from naturalistic observation, because the latter does not involve interaction between the researcher and participants. PO was historically associated with a form of research in which the researcher resides for extended periods of time in a small community. Currently, PO is used in a wide variety of settings, and over varied periods of time, from single interactions to many years.

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