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.
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.
Population Density How many people per square mile? Canada = 8 ppl per sq mi US = 77 ppl per sq mi
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
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
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
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
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
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