POPULATION PATTERNS

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POPULATION
PATTERNS
Chapter 6 Section 1
The People
 5%
of world’s pop.
 Canada
(2013): 35.1 million
 US (2014): 319 million 3rd largest
 What
is the common tie b/w
everyone in these countries?
 All
are immigrants or descendants
IMMIGRATION
 The
movement of people into
one country from another.
 Both Canada and the United
States were shaped by
immigration.
Immigration
1st wave- across land bridge from Asia
(Native Americans)
 Several waves to follow- all groups
affected by push-pull factors of that time

Timeline site
 Were they always
accepted/appreciated?

REASONS FOR
IMMIGRATION
 Seeking
religious or political
freedom.
 Wanted greater economic
opportunities.
 Rich natural resources and rapid
industrial and economic
development made region an
attractive destination.
Immigration
 1998-
9% of population
 2002- 11.8% of population
 2010- 12.9% of population
 All time high is 14.8% in 1890
Population density &
distribution
 Canada
is larger country…but 8
ppl/sq. mile
is inhospitable  90% live
on border with US/ middle
prairies/ W. Coast
 Most
2002
Population density &
distribution
 US
has 77 ppl/sq. mile (NJ is highest)
Widely distributed
 NE/ Great Lakes = most dense (history &
industry)
 Pacific coast  climate, resources, $
 California #1 state in # (but also bigger)
 S and SW = fastest growing (climate, jobs,
land space)
 Retirees, immigrants from LA

2000
2006
NATIVE AMERICANS
 First
immigrants to America,
probably arrived from Asia
thousands of years ago.
 2.5 million in U.S.
 700,000 in Canada
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