Physical Geography Term Paper


Demographics of the United States of America as Compared to the African Country of Angola

This paper looks at the demographic figures of the United States of America and the City of Los Angeles and compares the country of America with the African Country of Angola, looking at the population pyramids of both.

Comparison of a developed and undeveloped country

The city of Los Angeles; California it is the second most populated City within the United States, and has a population of around three point seven million The City of Los Angeles, California is the second most populous City in the United States


City of Los Angeles

Census for 1980, 1990 and 2000; other figures are California Department of Finance estimates as of January 1 of each year)

As can be seen by the figures above the population of the city of Los Angeles has grown by just over one million persons in over two decades

By comparing the two graphs, one of the United States and one of Angola, we can see the basic demographic statistics outlined, for example the population of the United States of America as of July 2001 was estimated at around 278,058,881 the average age structure can be seen as 0-14 years: 21.12% (male 30,034,674; female

28,681,253) 15-64 years: 66.27% (male 91,371,753; female 92,907,199) 65 years and over: 12.61% (male 14,608,948; female 20,455,054) again these were estimated in July 2001.

However, if we look at the demographics for Angola we see a vast difference for instance the population as of July 2001 was 10,366,031, that is just over 1% of that of the United States of America's. The average age structure around this time was 0-14 years: 43.31% (male 2,266,870; female 2,222,262) 15-64 years: 53.98% (male 2,847,089; female 2,748,091) 65 years and over: 2.71% (male 127,798; female 153,921) (2001 est.)


Anonymous (accessed 2002) Pyramid population charts [online] accessed at

CIA (accessed 2002)the World Factbook [online] accessed at

Anonymous (accessed 2002) City of Los Angeles 2000 Economic & Demographic Information [online] accessed at

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