[ dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh- ]
See synonyms for: demographicdemographics on

adjectiveAlso dem·o·graph·i·cal.
  1. of or relating to demography, the science of vital and social statistics.

  1. a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.

  2. a specific segment of a population having shared characteristics: The producers were looking for a show that would appeal to the 18-34 demographic.

Origin of demographic

First recorded in 1880–85; demo- + -graphic

Other words from demographic

  • dem·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use demographic in a sentence

  • So far as demographical information furnishes these tests it is of the highest value.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • The most striking demographical phenomenon of recent years is the declining birth-rate of civilised nations.

    The Fertility of the Unfit | William Allan Chapple

British Dictionary definitions for demographic


/ (ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪk, ˌdiːmə-) /

  1. of or relating to demography

  1. a section of the population sharing common characteristics, such as age, sex, class, etc

Derived forms of demographic

  • demographical, adjective
  • demographically, adverb

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