Population geography

Map of world population density in 1994.

Population geography is a division of human geography. It is the study of the ways in which spatial variations in the distribution, composition, migration, and growth of populations are related to the nature of places. Population geography involves demography in a geographical perspective. It focuses on the characteristics of population distributions that change in a spatial context. Examples can be shown through population density maps. A few types of maps that show the spatial layout of population are choropleth, isoline, and dot maps. Population geography studies:

Research topics of other geographic sub-disciplines, such as settlement geography, have also a population-geographic dimension:

All of the above are looked at over space and time.

See also


    N.B. While population geography focuses on the impacts of population on spatial structures and processes, geodemography analyzes the effects of space on demographic structures and processes. However, the boundary between population geography and demographic is becoming more and more blurred.

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