What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements


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Population density is BEST defined as:

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1. Which of the following statements is TRUE about arithmetic density?

2. Why is it important to know the physiological density in an area?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will task you with answering questions about population density, different ways density can be measured, and arable land.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more particular, you will be examined on the following:

  • The definition of population density
  • The definition of arable land
  • Density calculated by the total number of people divided by the total land area
  • Density calculated by the number of people per unity area of arable land
  • Density calculated by the number of agriculturalists per unit area of arable land

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as agricultural and physiological density
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding population and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on measurements of population density

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about population density? Take a look at our accompanying lesson titled, What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements. The lesson will cover:

  • Uses of population density measurements
  • Arithmetic or real density
  • Physiological density
  • Agricultural density