Resource for Online Population data


The internet is just full of information.  Below are some websites for population data: 

nationmaster.com
A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations.


census.gov
Check here for the official results of the 2000 census.


quickfacts.census.gov
Also from the census bureau in a more visual layout.


unstats.un.org
Some statistics collected by the United Nations.

The trick with all of this information is how to present it online so it can be easily searched.  Hans Rosling has an idea about that.  His website project,GapMinder.org allows you to visually interact with all this online data.  It's well worth checking out.  Here's an example:

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Check Out  GapMinder.org when you get a chance!


PRACTICE ACTIVITY:  Try to find the population of your local community using one of the websites above. Then try using Gapminder.org to compare countries and regions. 

TO KEEP ON LEARNING:  To find out more about online population databases search the internet for:
Population data
Online statistics
Population statistics
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