Map Exercise 2 US Demographics

1. Turn to p. 102. Where are we?  Write several sentences to describe the geographical distribution of high and low population density areas in the US.






What percentage of US citizens were urbanites in 2000? _______________

2. How many Urban Center Populations greater than 2,000,000 are found west of the 100°W meridian? ___________
List them:


3. How many Urban Center Populations greater than 2,000,000 are found east of the 100°W meridian and north of the 35°N parallel of latitude? ___________  List them:


4. How many Urban Center Populations greater than 2,000,000 are found east of the 100°W meridian and south of the 35°N parallel of latitude? ___________  List them:


5. Turn to page 51.  What percentage of Chinese and Indian citizens were urbanites in 2007? __________________________

6. Turn to p. 49.   How many metropolitan areas with populations that exceeded 2,000,000 are in China?  _________________ In India? __________

7. Turn to p. 103.  What type of thematic map is shown? ____________________________  At what areal unit are the data organized? _____________

8. Describe the geographical distribution of African-American populations.



9. Describe the geographical distribution of Hispanic populations.



10. Describe the geographical distribution of Asian populations.




11. Turn to p. 104-105.  What type of thematic maps are these?  ___________________  At what areal unit are the data organized? _____________

13. Which three regions of the US have the oldest populations? _______________________, ______________________, ____________________


14. Which region(s) of the US have the youngest populations?  _____________________________ Why? ________________________________

15. Which region of the US decreased in population between 1990 and 2000? _______________________________________________________

16. Which region(s) of the US increased in population by the highest percentage between 1990 and 2000? _________________________________
Why? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

17. Which region(s) have the lowest percentages of native residents? “Native”, in this case, does not mean Native American. It means citizens who were born in their current state of residence. _______________________________________________
Why? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________