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Geography Key Terms

#6 Population and Movement

demographer scientist who studies human populations
birth rate number of live births per 1,000 people in a year
death rate number of deaths per 1,000 people in a year
infant mortality rate number of infant deaths per 1,000 births
population distribution spreading of people over an area of land
population density measure of the number of people per unit of land
migration movement of people from one place to another
emigrate to migrate out of a place
immigrate to migrate into a place
push factor cause of migration that pushes people to leave their home country
pull factor cause of migration that pulls, or attracts, people to new countries
urban located in cities
rural settlement in the country
urbanization movement of people from rural to urban areas
slum poor, overcrowded urban neighborhood
suburban sprawl spread of suburbs away from the core city
Created by: westfahl