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Winter 2018-19 (T2)Dr. Michael MercierGEOG 2RU3Regional Geography of the United StatesHuman Geography of the UnitedStates I: Human Settlement
The American population todayThe History of Human Settlement:The American Indigenous PopulationEuropean ImmigrationPopulation & Society Issues: ForcedMigration, Diversity, DistributionSummary/ConclusionReadings: Chapter 3Lecture Outline
Introduction: PopulationQ.What is the current global population?
Q.What are the two most populousnations?
Q.Who else comprises the mostpopulous countries?
Introduction: Population
U.S. PopulationMost Populous States:California (39.8 m)Texas (28.7 m)Florida (21.3 m)New York (19.9 m)Pennsylvania (12.8m)Combined ~37% ofUS populationPopulation: as of January 2019Total population =328,302,992Least PopulousStates:S. Dakota (0.9m)N. Dakota (0.8m)Alaska (0.7 m)Vermont (0.6 m)Wyoming (0.6 m)
U.S. Population20thCentury trendsJuly 1, 1900 – 76,094,000July 1, 1950 - 152,271,417July 1, 2000 – 274,815,336Top 5 States1900:New YorkPennsylvaniaIllinoisOhioMissouri1950:New YorkCaliforniaPennsylvaniaIllinoisOhio2019:CaliforniaTexasFloridaNew YorkPennsylvania
Contestedunderstanding of initialarrival~20,000-40,000years BPLand bridge: BeringStraitIndigenous population:~5-10 millionReduced to ~1 millionToday: ~5 millionHistory of Human SettlementIndigenous /American Indian/ NativeAmerican
Indigenous /American Indian/ NativeAmerican

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Demography, Geography, Immigration to the United States, World population, human settlement

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