[ dem-uh-graf-iks, dee-muh- ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪks, ˌdi mə- /


(used with a plural verb) the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.

Origin of demographics

First recorded in 1965–70; see origin at demographic, -ics

Definition for demographics (2 of 2)

[ dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh- ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌdi mə- /

adjective Also dem·o·graph·i·cal.

of or relating to demography, the science of vital and social statistics.


a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.
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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for demographics (1 of 2)

/ (ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪks, ˌdiːmə-) /

pl n

data resulting from the science of demography; population statistics

British Dictionary definitions for demographics (2 of 2)

/ (ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪk, ˌdiːmə-) /


of or relating to demography


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

Derived forms of demographic

demographical, adjectivedemographically, adverb
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Medical definitions for demographics

[ dĕm′ə-grăfĭk, dē′mə- ]


Of or relating to demography.
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