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  • 1. Population Patterns
    Chapter 6 Section 1
  • 2. Population
    5% of the world’s population live in The US and Canada
    310million live in The US
    33 million live in Canada
    All are immigrants. Some recent, some not.
  • 3. First Immigrants
    1st immigrants to US and Canada were from Asia.
    They came across the Bering Land Bridge millions of years ago.
    They are known as Native Americans.
  • 4. Population Density
    How many people per square mile?
    Canada = 8 ppl per sq mi
    US = 77 ppl per sq mi
  • 5. Population Distribution
    Where do these people live?
    Canada- 90% of pop live near the border with the US.
    US- ppl live in large cities near water
  • 6. Largest US Cities
    New York City, NY- 8.4 mil
    Los Angeles, CA- 3.8 mil
    Chicago, IL- 2.9 mil
    Houston, TX- 2.2 mil
    Phoenix, AZ- 1.6 mil
    Philadelphia, PA-1.5 mil
    San Antonio, TX- 1.4 mil
    San Diego, CA- 1.3 mil
    Dallas, TX- 1.3 mil
    San Jose, CA- 964,000
  • 7. Largest Canadian Cities
    Toronto, ON- 5.1 mil
    Montreal, QC- 3.6 mil
    Vancouver, BC- 2.1 mil
    Ottawa, ON-1.1 mil
    Calgary, AB- 1 mil
    Edmonton, AB- 1 mil
    Quebec, QC- 715,000
    Winnipeg, MB- 694,000
    Hamilton, ON- 692,000
    London, ON- 457,000
  • 8. US Metropolitan Areas
    Metropolitan Area- city with population of at least 50,000 ppl
    Canada- 60% live in 25 Metro Areas
    US- 80% live in 276 Metro Areas
  • 9. Megalopolis
    Megalopolis- Chain of Metro Areas
    Northeast: Boston, NYC, Philly, Baltimore, and DC
    South: Miami, New Orleans, and Houston
    West: LA, San Francisco, and San Diego
  • 10. Largest Megalopolis Areas in US
    NYC Area- 19 mil
    LA Area- 12.8 mil
    CHI Area- 9.6 mil
    Dallas-Ft. Worth Area- 6.4 mil
    Philly Area- 6 mil
    Houston Area- 5.9 mil
    Miami Area- 5.5 mil
    Washington DC Area- 5.5 mil
    Atlanta Area- 5.5 mil
    Boston Area- 5.3 mil