- (used with a plural verb) the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.
Origin of demographics
- 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
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Examples from the Web for demographics
Jews do seem to have a far greater role in the movement than you would expect based solely on demographics.How Jews Created American Modernism
August 1, 2014
The demographics of the midterms, broadly speaking, appear to favor Republicans.Will Republicans Finally Win Back the Senate in 2014?
Kristen Soltis Anderson
May 29, 2014
As a result, Young won re-election easily, even as the demographics of a once safely Republican district rapidly changed.Florida’s Midterm Warm Up
March 11, 2014
Cultural divides, from demographics to religion, will contribute to widening the gap between party lines.Demographics Or Destiny in 2016
March 10, 2014
“We do not keep any demographics on traffic stops,” Sgt. Laura McLean told us in an email.It's Been Proven: "Driving While Black" is a Real Thing
January 10, 2014
- data resulting from the science of demography; population statistics
- of or relating to demography
- a section of the population sharing common characteristics, such as age, sex, class, etc
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Word Origin and History for demographics
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to demography.
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