UNST 421-530 & 532 Health Professionals As Agents of Change - Leavitt: Demographics

Demographic Profile Resources Introduction

The term demographics refers to particular characteristics of a population. The word is derived from the Greek words for people (demos) and picture (graphy). Examples of demographic characteristics include age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, income, education, home ownership, sexual orientation, marital status, family size, health and disability status, and psychiatric diagnosis.

-Lee, M., & Schuele, C. (2010). Demographics. In Neil J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Research Design. (pp. 347-348). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. 

Using statistics and numbers can give you a lot of information about any given area, and will help you draw your own conclusions about that place's story or give you a picture of what it's like. This page contains links to information and data sources that will help you in completing your demographic profiles.

Other Data Sources

Finding Demographic Information

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