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Actuarial Burial

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?
posted by matkline on Aug 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Need data about population density by zip code and/or Long/Lat

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]
posted by duende on May 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Relative Pirate Populations

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?
posted by Garm on Mar 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Website for Population by Zip Code, But Specifically...

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!
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Feb 19, 2014 - 4 answers

Italian Emigration/Immigration Data

In advance of the World Cup, I plan on writing an op-ed that would benefit from emigration/immigration data. [more inside]
posted by lhtw90 on Oct 4, 2013 - 1 answer

Population of ranked lists

I have a statistics question about ranked lists. This is not a homework question. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Wildlife and Modern America...give me a primer.

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]
posted by jnnla on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Who are we in the U.S., really?

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]
posted by metajc on May 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Identifying urban centers using an algorithm based on topological prominence

Calling geographers: has anyone applied the idea of topological prominence to population density? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Apr 27, 2012 - 7 answers

How many people lived in the U.S. between 1974 and 2004?

[MathFilter] How many people were alive in the U.S. between 1974 and 2004? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Mar 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Why Bambi should've used birth control: a dimly remembered cautionary tale.

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]
posted by ianso on Jan 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Ethics of treating the many for the benefit of the few?

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]
posted by greatgefilte on Nov 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Where to Find Pictures of World Cities Then and Now

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.
posted by sswiller on Sep 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Artist photographer who does pieces about population, resources, consumption?

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.
posted by chr1sb0y on May 31, 2011 - 4 answers

When do people in the developing world stop having big families?

What are mechanisms that influence having kids in the developing world? [more inside]
posted by bystander on May 10, 2011 - 6 answers

List of cities between 80,000 - 100,000?

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]
posted by quodlibet on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

How does my health fit with the rest of the population?

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)
posted by JiffyQ on Mar 3, 2011 - 3 answers

What is the lowest median age of any human population group?

What is the lowest median age of any human population group? How low can it go? Is there a theoretical lower limit? [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Feb 12, 2011 - 19 answers

What to do when you are born in a trough?

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]
posted by quadog on Jan 21, 2011 - 4 answers

I want to query a map like a database!

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]
posted by unixrat on Jan 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Political convention demographics

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.
posted by scunning on Dec 24, 2010 - 1 answer

Why do towns in the USA have population signs?

Why do towns in the USA have population signs? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Mar 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Minimum species population to ensure adequate genetic diversity?

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]
posted by adamrice on Feb 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Olson timezone by population

Where can I find a list of Olson timezones ordered by population? [more inside]
posted by whiskeyspider on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me sample accurately!

Please provide me with an *effective*, and statistically sound, table/chart listing suggested sample size guidance for associated population size [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 14, 2010 - 11 answers

How young is too young to get snipped?

At what age is it reasonable to consider a vasectomy? (NWS?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2009 - 28 answers

Europe population-size history

Where can I find estimates of Europe's population size, as far back in time as possible? [more inside]
posted by Coventry on Aug 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Statistics on the entire population

How does statistical analysis differ when analyzing the entire population rather than a sample? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on May 22, 2009 - 9 answers

births, deaths and time

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]
posted by kalapierson on Apr 30, 2009 - 5 answers

How to determine the most important cities in a state?

How to determine the most important cities in a state? [more inside]
posted by capitalist.pig on Apr 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Largest U.S. city without a Chinese restaurant?

How big is the largest U.S. city without a Chinese restaurant? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Mar 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Where to start on a demography paper?

paper filter: I'm doing a paper on information technology's effect on population growth/migration. Where do I start?! [more inside]
posted by dunderwood on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Plenty of Fish Applies to the Picky?

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]
posted by Phalene on Feb 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Census information for US, circa 1995?

Where can I find the population of US states in 1995? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Nov 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Welcome to AskMe, Population: why?

Why do many American and Canadian towns list population numbers as you enter them, e.g. Welcome to Anytown, Population: 3,414 [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Oct 1, 2008 - 19 answers

How do people think the U.S. population is distributed?

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.
posted by escabeche on Jul 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Global good, national bad?

Any recommendations for published research on dealing gracefully with population decline? [more inside]
posted by trig on May 7, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I figure out mortality statistics for people born in 1890?

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]
posted by melodykramer on Apr 22, 2008 - 12 answers

When Should Isaac Laquedem Stop Reproducing?

You're the Wandering Jew. When do you start worrying about sleeping with your own descendants? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Apr 15, 2008 - 18 answers

Generating shaded maps of India with state-level data series.

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]
posted by matthewr on Mar 23, 2008 - 6 answers

The biggest apple of all for your teacher.

How many college students are there in NYC? Any good sources/cites to back the statistic up would be great too! [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Feb 14, 2008 - 5 answers

population max

Does anyone know of a serious attempt to calculate the maximum potential global population (human)? [more inside]
posted by bluedogg27 on Nov 13, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I find the population within a defined radius of a certain point?

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]
posted by brain_drain on May 21, 2007 - 11 answers

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]
posted by cheero on May 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Am I old?

Given today's global population sample, at what age are you older than the majority of people on earth? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Dec 14, 2006 - 10 answers

Why do Less Affluent People Have More Kids?

Is there a study outlining the reasons that childbirth rates tend to be higher for lower income people not just in the US but worldwide? Beyond religious reasons - and above and beyond farming reasons (presumably even in the US when farming was a bigger part of the workforce, more kids meant more "free" workers to tend and pick crops) ... is it some immortality gene driving that? Is it as banal as having nothing better to do?
posted by jbelkin on Nov 16, 2006 - 26 answers

Pet-to-People Ratios?

How many dogs per person do people have in various cities? Also, how many cats? [more inside]
posted by Robert Angelo on Nov 16, 2006 - 3 answers

What's Your Cosmology

I am looking for sources that give the weight of the earth, volume of all the oceans, total acreage on the planet, total current population and guestimated total weight of said population. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Aug 21, 2006 - 11 answers

Won't you let me live?

Starting with Sumer, approximately how many human beings have died? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Jul 21, 2006 - 11 answers

Does anybody have an idea about how many people have lived on our planet in total?

How many people have walked the earth? [more inside]
posted by Haarball on Mar 30, 2006 - 12 answers

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