Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 4: Population: World Patterns, Regional Trends

Internet Exercises

1. Using the Census Bureau's American FactFinder, look up a "Fact Sheet" on your town or zipcode. Summarize the demographic and economic conditions of your town. Which characteristics were as you expected and which were surprising to you? If you live in Canada, please use Statistics Canada for 2001 census data.

2. Surf to the United States Government's National Center for Health Statistics "Vital Statistics" page and explore their free reports, graphs, and maps. What are the major trends in American fertility and mortality according to the NCHS?

3. Using the IDB Population Pyramid database, identify two countries with each of the following demographic profiles: rapidly growing, stable, and declining.

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