I was recently told by an acquaintance that he goes "varmint hunting" because he believes this helps keep down the numbers of animal types he feels are overpopulated. Is this legit? Any research that says yay or nay? Does it depend on locale? My impression of him is that he's a jerk who enjoys killing (he even laughed about it) and rationalizes it after the fact, and thus I plan to have nothing further to do with him, but I'm also interested in whether or to what extent his rationalizations have truth in them. [more inside]
I am looking to find out the average # of residents on a block within the 5 boroughs. The hard part is finding out how many blocks are in a square mile. The estimates of how many blocks are in a square mile varies a lot. Do you have any idea of how many people on average live in a city block within the 5 boroughs? Thank you for your help!
Can you estimate how many people of Armenian-Tongan descent there currently are in the world? [more inside]
If autism is diagnosed in 1 of 68 children, and there are 381 million people in the country, can I use these two facts to find out how many people in the US are autistic?
I'm wondering if there's any info on severe allergies and their frequency in different populations. [more inside]
I'm looking for a table that shows crude death rates in the United States, broken down by race (or at least Black and White), preferably going back to 1960 (the first year records were kept). Anyone know where to find such a thing?
I'm working on a project that requires very roughly guesstimating how many people live in a 1000' diameter circle, placed in arbitrary locations in the US. My best methodology for doing so is to take the lat/long, approximate the nearest zip code, and then use Census data to determine what the likely population density is. Any ideas? [more inside]
A friend told me that there are more pirates now then there were during the Golden Age of Piracy. But the population back then was like 600 million people, so that doesn't surprise me. But are there more pirates now than there were then as a percent of the population?
Hello Mefites! I'm looking for a reliable online service to pull population numbers by zip code, and while I know there are tons out there, I need one that isn't just plugging in one zip code at a time. Ideally, I'd like to be able to just download a database list of zip codes and their corresponding populations for the country, or state by state, to a CSV or XML file. Does this exist? The "reliable, up to date (as much as possible) source" part is important, as this data will be used as part of a franchise sale package. Thank you in advance!
In advance of the World Cup, I plan on writing an op-ed that would benefit from emigration/immigration data. [more inside]
I have a statistics question about ranked lists. This is not a homework question. [more inside]
Do you know of any good resources providing data on how industrialization, urban expansion and / or hunting affects wildlife populations and ecosystems in the United States? Also interested in how conservation efforts do or do not produce a stabilizing effect. [more inside]
Besides Central Americans, what are other countries that have major first-generation diaspora communities in the United States? India? Armenia? Cambodia? Other Asian countries? Just wild guesses here. [more inside]
Calling geographers: has anyone applied the idea of topological prominence to population density? [more inside]
[MathFilter] How many people were alive in the U.S. between 1974 and 2004? [more inside]
I can recall a text-book case of introducing a species (deer) into a new environment, where a lack of natural predators caused a population boom, followed by local extinction. I remember most of the details but I can't find the actual cite. Please help! [more inside]
Where can I find interesting papers, discussions, blog posts, etc. about the disparity between benefits to personal health and population health when it comes to medical interventions and the ethical implications therein? [more inside]
I'm looking for photos on the web or books showing international cities evolving over the last 10, 20, or 50 years, particularly in the developing world: Mumbai, Dhaka, Guangzhou, et al.
Who is the artist/photographer whose work deals with issues of resources, population, human consumption, etc.? For example, I remember a giant photo/collage that looks like lots of colored boxes from far off, and then up close it is revealed to be made up of freight containers that represent the amount of some type of goods used by the US in a certain period of time, or something like that.
What are mechanisms that influence having kids in the developing world? [more inside]
I need a list of all American cities (incorporated places) with populations in between 80,000 and 100,000 people according to the 2000 census. Help? [more inside]
Are there any websites/services out there where I can enter health/medical data about myself (height, weight, short medical history, etc) and statistical information from the general population would come up? (ie 30% of the people with your BMI and ethnicity have XYZ disease)
What is the lowest median age of any human population group? How low can it go? Is there a theoretical lower limit? [more inside]
I'm looking for resources that clearly spell out the advantages and disadvantages of being born during a 'demographic trough' (when the birthrate of a generation is lower than the birthrate before and after that period). US-centered materials are preferred but any data points concerning other developed nations info is good, too. [more inside]
I'd like to query geographical and population-based data. "$city <> 200,000" and so on and so forth. What is this called and where can I find data like this? Willing to spend some money if necessary.> [more inside]
This is for a research project. I am looking for information on visitors to republican and democratic national conventions in 2008. 1. What share of *out of town travelers* to minn and Denver were male? 2. What share were married of those male travelers? 3. If not that convention, then can this info be collected for any other major political convention? And source this if possible.
Why do towns in the USA have population signs? [more inside]
If a species is nearing extinction, what is the minimum population needed to give it a reasonable chance of survival, in terms of genetic diversity? [more inside]
Please provide me with an *effective*, and statistically sound, table/chart listing suggested sample size guidance for associated population size [more inside]
At what age is it reasonable to consider a vasectomy? (NWS?) [more inside]
Where can I find estimates of Europe's population size, as far back in time as possible? [more inside]
How does statistical analysis differ when analyzing the entire population rather than a sample? [more inside]
Are global birth and death rates roughly consistent over the course of a day/month/year? (Are there are any clear patterns of daily or seasonal spikes?) [more inside]
How to determine the most important cities in a state? [more inside]
How big is the largest U.S. city without a Chinese restaurant? [more inside]
paper filter: I'm doing a paper on information technology's effect on population growth/migration. Where do I start?! [more inside]
Population Filter: I have a problem that's been bugging me for a while. Looking at the qualities I tend to be attracted to, can you help me figure out the ballpark number of potential matches? [more inside]
Where can I find the population of US states in 1995? [more inside]
Why do many American and Canadian towns list population numbers as you enter them, e.g. Welcome to Anytown, Population: 3,414 [more inside]
I recently read the startling result that, in a recent New York Times poll, 8% of white respondents and 17% of black respondents said that the U.S. population was more than 50% black. This got me wondering what the corresponding numbers are for other ethnic group -- but for the life of me I couldn't find any data. What percent of the U.S. population does the median American think is Hispanic? Asian? Jewish? Muslim? Foreign-born? Interesting examples from other countries also welcome, of course.
Any recommendations for published research on dealing gracefully with population decline? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out what percentage of people born in 1890 were still alive in 1920 and then 1950 and so on, until we can say for certain that every person born in 1890 is 100 percent definitely dead. I've looked at the 1890 and 1920 census, but they don't have mortality tables. [more inside]
You're the Wandering Jew. When do you start worrying about sleeping with your own descendants? [more inside]
What's the easiest way of generating a map similar to this? I have several state-level data series I want to display on maps of India. [more inside]
How many college students are there in NYC? Any good sources/cites to back the statistic up would be great too! [more inside]
Does anyone know of a serious attempt to calculate the maximum potential global population (human)? [more inside]
I'm looking for a tool (preferably free) that will provide population data for the area within a defined radius of a point on a map. [more inside]
Is it possible to find out the census of Bosnian immigrants (or the Bosnian Population in US) in the USA, for each individual state?
Is it possible to find out the census of Bosnian immigrants (or the Bosnian Population in US) in the USA, for each individual state? If so, how can I go about doing that task? I am working on a Bosnian/American statistics maps and I am in a need of state census reports for each state. I don't know if this is hard to obtain, but some helpful leads would be great. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
Given today's global population sample, at what age are you older than the majority of people on earth? [more inside]
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