Human Population Pyramids Lab

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Human Population Pyramids Lab
Name: _____________________________
Human Population Pyramids Lab
Directions: Graph current human population data and answer questions that follow. Analyze projected human
population pyramid and answer questions that follow.
Age - Sex Graph
Location:_______________________________ Year:________________________________
Males
Females
85 +
years
80-84
years
75-79
years
70-74
years
65-69
years
60-64
years
55-59
years
50-54
years
45-49
years
40-44
years
35-39
years
30-34
years
25-29
years
20-24
years
15-19
years
10-14
years
5-9
years
0-4
years
10
9
8
Percent
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Percent
10
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Human Population Pyramids Lab
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U.S population data by age group
Age Group
Males (%)
Females (%)
0-4 years
5-9 years
10-14 years
15-19 years
20-24 years
25-29 years
30-34 years
35-39 years
40-44 years
45-49 years
50-54 years
55-59 years
60-64 years
65-69 years
70-74 years
75-79 years
80-84 years
85 + years
7.3
6.5
7.9
7
7.9
7
7.6
6.7
7.2
6.5
7.2
6.6
7.6
7.1
8.5
8.1
8.4
8
7.4
7.1
6.3
6.2
4.8
4.8
3.8
4
3.3
3.6
0.3
3.5
2.2
3.1
1.4
2.2
0.9
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Population Pyramid 2000 Questions:
1. What age group has the highest percentage of males in 2000?
2. What does the population pyramid tell us about the population in the United States in 2000?
3. Why does the profile of the graph change as the population is older?
4. Describe how the male and female population graphs are similar and different.
5. How would you describe the population growth of the country based on this graph?
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Human Population Pyramids Lab
Name: _____________________________
Projected Population Pyramid Summary for United States
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base.
Projected Population Pyramid Questions:
1. What does the population pyramid tell us about the population in the U.S in the year 2050?
2. How does this graph compare to the graph you created first?
3. What are some negative and positive aspects of a population that has this graph?
4. Describe how the male and female population graph is similar and/or different from the 2000 graph (first
graph).
5. What are the implications, suggested by the population pyramid, on government spending in 2025?
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Human Population Pyramids Lab
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6. List 5 new facts that you have learned.
7. What BIG ideas stand out?
8. What does this mean for your generation?
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