Mexico City Population 2013

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The most current estimate for the population of the city of Mexico City, Mexico is about 8,864,000, which is an increase of about 0.15% from the last record of the population. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico as well as the largest city in the entire country. The city, along with its metropolitan area, is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the entire world. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Mexico City is about 15,000 people per square mile.

Demographics of Mexico City

Approximately 19% of Mexico City’s population is considered to be of indigenous communities, looking for better economic situations. Other than the indigenous people, many people considered as expatriates and immigrants have come to the city. Some of the main countries with emigrants in the city are the United States, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Spain, Germany, Egypt, and China.

As is true with the entire country, the main language of the city is Spanish. However, because of the indigenous communities in the city, languages like Nahuatl, Otomi, Mixteco, Zapoteco, and Mazahua are also spoken in the city.

Of those people that did not migrate into or out of the city, about 70% of the population is under 15 years old, while the other 30% is under the age of 15 years. However, only about 17% of that population over the age of 15 years has received higher education. Lastly, about 41% of the non-migrant population is considered to be economically active, which means that the person has a job or is looking for a job.

Of those people that emigrated from the city, about 25% is under the age of 15 years, while the other 75% is over the age of 15 years. About 23% of the population has received higher education. Lastly, about 54% of the population is considered to be economically active.

The largest religion in the city is considered to be Roman Catholicism. The city has a higher Roman Catholic population than the national average of the entire country. Despite this high portion of Roman Catholics, the city also consists of those that practice various Protestant religions, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam. Also, due to the large number of indigenous communities, some indigenous and ancient religions are still practiced.

Economy of Mexico City

The city of Mexico City is the producer of approximately 22% of the entire country’s Gross Domestic Product. The business district, Santa Fe, is home to some of the largest banks, insurers, and international financial companies in the country. The Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, the Mexican Stock Exchange, is also located in Santa Fe. Some of the most important aspects of the economy are the production of iron and steel and their usages in construction.

Sports in Mexico City

The main sport in Mexico City, along with the entire country of Mexico, is football (American soccer). There are three main football teams based out of Mexico City: Los Pumas, Cruz Azul, and Club America. Los Pumas represent Ciudad Universitaria and they play at Estado Olympico, which houses over 70,000 people. Club America plays in Estadio Azteca, which houses over 100,000 people. Baseball is another sport that is gaining prominence throughout the city. Los Diablos Rojos de Mexico represent the city in the sport of baseball.

Historical Population of Mexico City

Since the mid-20th century, the population of the city of Mexico City has only decreased during one period of time, which was from 1980-1990.  However, overall, the population experienced high growth in the second half of the 20th century.

Year Population
1950 3,050,400
1960 4,870,900
1970 6,874,200
1980 8,831,100
1990 8,235,700
1995 8,489,000
2000 8,652,000
2005 8,720,900
2010 8,851,100

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Seoul Population 2013

seoul-population-2013Population of Seoul

The current population of the city of Seoul, South Korea is estimated to be about 10,442,426, which is an increase of about 1.2% from the turn of the century. Seoul is not only the capital city of South Korea, but also the largest metropolis in all of South Korea. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Seoul is about 45,000 people per square mile.

Demographics of Seoul

The majority of the population of Seoul identifies as native Korean. However, there are also minority communities of Japan and China, making up, along with the other minorities, only 2.2% of the population. These minority communities come from over 90 countries total. The standard Korean dialect is actually the Seoul dialect, which is used in both North and South Korea. Lastly, the two primary religions in Seoul and in the country are Christianity and Buddhism.

Economy of Seoul

Seoul has become a very important place for business and is one of the most important economies of the country. Major companies, including Samsung, LG, Kia, and Hyundai, are all based out of Seoul. The city is also the main city for transactional companies, such as Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, and UniCredit. The Exchange is also located in Seoul. Lastly, the largest and oldest markets are located in Seoul: Starium Marker and Namdaemun Market.

Sports in Seoul

One of the most popular sports in Seoul is football (American soccer). The city currently has four men’s football clubs and one woman’s football club. The men’s teams are FC Seoul, Seoul United, Seoul FC Martyrs, and Jungnang Chorus Mustang. FC Seoul is the top tier football club that plays in the K League Classic and whose home stadium is Seoul World Cup Stadium. Seoul United is a fourth tier team that plays in the Challenger’s League. Their home stadium is currently Madeul Stadium. The Seoul FC Martyrs are also a fourth tier team in the Challenger’s League. Their home stadium is the Gangbuk Public Stadium. Lastly, the Jungnang Chorus Mustang is a fourth tier team in the Challenger’s League as well. Their home stadium is Jungnang Public Ground.

Religious Monuments in Seoul

The largest Buddhist shrine in Seoul is on the grounds of the Jogyesa Temple. Daeungjeon was built in the late 1930s, following the late-Joseon-dynasty style. The shrine depicts events from Buddha’s life and also contains many pieces of floral artwork. The shrine also includes three statues of Buddha: Buddha of the Western Paradise, Buddha from India, and Medicine Buddha. Lastly, the Myeong-Dong Catholic Cathedral is located in Seoul. The building is constructed with red and grey bricks in a very Gothic manner. The cathedral was built around the end of the 19th century. The cathedral represents a national symbol of democracy and human rights due to its role it played during the Korean War.

Historical Population of Seoul

The population of Seoul has grown immensely since its beginnings in 1890 with a population of about 250,000.  The population reached 1 million at the end of the 1930s and reached 10 million in the 1980s.  The population remained fairly stagnant throughout the 1990s, increasing and decreasing throughout the decade, never really making any real growth.

Year Population
1890 250,000
1910 197,000
1920 251,000
1930 677,000
1940 1,142,000
1949 1,446,000
1960 2,445,000
1970 5,537,000
1980 6,890,000
1990 10,726,000
1995 10,595,943
1999 10,323,448

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Cairo Population 2013

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The most recent population count of the city of Cairo, Egypt estimates that there are approximately 9,120,000 people. Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, is not only the largest city in all of Egypt, but also the largest city in all of Africa and the entire Arab world. Cairo has one of the most populous metropolitan and urban areas in the entire world. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Cairo is about 44,500 people per square mile.

Demographics of Cairo

The most commonly spoken language in the city of Cairo is Arabic with a slight Egyptian dialect. Also, a good portion of the educated population can speak English, French, or Italian. As of May 2011, about 36% of the population is under the age of 15 years. Also, the life expectancy of a male is between 60 and 65 years, while the life expectancy of a female is 63 to 68 years. The crude birth rate is estimated to be about 30.6 births per 1000 people, while the crude death rate is estimated to be about 7.3 deaths per 1000 people. The large gap between the birth and death rates are a main reason behind the large growth that the city has seen over the last few decades. However, the infant mortality rate among live births is about 42.2 deaths per 1000 live births. Even though this may seem quite high, this rate was up to about 240 deaths per 1000 live births in 1961. The literacy rate of those 15 years and older is about 71%.

Religion in Cairo

The majority of those people living in the city of Cairo identify as Sunni Muslims. Because of this, mosques are quite frequently found throughout the city. One of the largest mosques of the city is the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Around 10% of the population practices Christianity, specifically Coptic Orthodoxy. Before Islam, Coptic Christianity was actually the dominant religion in the city. The once large population of Jews has, for the most part, emigrated to either Israel or the United States. Among the population, though, there are many disagreements and much tension that comes as a result of the differences between religions.

Sports in Cairo

Football (American soccer) is not only the most popular sport in Cairo, but also the entire country of Egypt. The two most popular football teams are Al-Ahly and El Zamalek. These two teams are the main rivals of Egyptian football. Cairo International Stadium, otherwise known as Naser Stadium, is the largest stadium in all of Cairo and the second largest stadium in Egypt. The city also was a host for the 2007 Pan Arab Games. In 2008, the Egyptian Rugby Federation became official and is now a member of the International Rugby Board. Lastly, Egyptians are also fairly well known for their skill level in squash, which many athletes from Cairo have gained prominence as a result of playing.

Economy of Cairo

The economic center of the country Egypt is its capital city, Cairo. About 67% of the Gross National Product stems from the metropolitan area of Cairo. The industrialization has primarily revolved around textiles, cotton, and food processing. The service sector is the main source of employment for the work force in Cairo. Another large part of the revenue of Cairo is tourism and everything that comes from tourism. Despite all of this, Cairo tends to be full of slums and plagued with poverty. Sweatshops and workers under the age of 10 years are not uncommon in the city.

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London Ontario Population

london-ontario-populationLondon Ontario Population

The most recent estimate for the population of the city of London, Ontario in Canada is approximately 368,000 people, which is an increase from the last record of population by about 6.2%.  Historically, London has been one of the smallest cities among the major cities in Ontario.  The city of Toronto has always had a much larger population than Ontario.  Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of London is about 2,255 people per square mile.

Demographics of London, Ontario

The population make up of the city of London in Ontario is very diverse and made up of various different ethnic origins.  The two largest ethnic groups in the city are those who claim to be of English or Canadian origin, which both make up about 32% of the population.  The next largest group is those of Scottish descent, making up about 22% of the population.  Also, about 85% of the population is considered to be white, while Arabs, Blacks, and Latin Americans each make up about 2.2% of the population.   Lastly, besides English, Spanish and Arabic are the most widely spoken languages in the city of London, Ontario.

Religion in London, Ontario

The largest religious group in London, Ontario is the Protestant religion, which makes up about 41% of the population.  The Roman Catholic Church makes up about 29% of the population.  The Islamic faith makes up about 3.4% of the population.  Lastly, about 20% of the population do not identify with any religious group.

Geography and Climate of London, Ontario

The geography of London Ontario was formed during the retreat of glaciers during the last ice age. This retreat of glaciers produced areas of marshland as well as some of the most agriculturally productive areas of farmland in the rest of Ontario. The Thames River dominates London’s geography. The North and South branches of the Thames River meet at the centre of the city, a location known as “The Forks” or “The Fork of the Thames.”

London has a humid continental climate. The city is affected by thunderstorms more than any other major city in Canada, due to the convergence of breezes originating from Lake Huron and Lake Erie. London has the most lightning strikes per year in Canada, averaging 34 days of thunderstorm activity per year. Spring and autumn are not long, and winters are cold but witness frequent thaws. Annual precipitation averages nearly 990 millimeters (39.0 in). London Ontario has winter snowfall totals are heavy, averaging slightly over 2 meters (79 in) per year. The majority of it comes from lake effect snow and snow squalls originating from Lake Huron, some 60 kilometers (37 mi) to the northwest, which occurs when strong, cold winds blow from that direction.

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london-ontario-population-historicalHistorical Population of London, Ontario

Historically over the past century, the population of the city of London has always increased.  The population growth has its fluctuations in how much growth the city actually does, but the city, since its founding even, has always grown.  The largest period of growth was in between the years 1951 and 1961 as the population grew a little over 75%.

Year Population
1921 50,959
1931 71.148
1941 78,134
1951 95,343
1961 169,569
1966 194,416
1971 223,222
1976 240,392
1981 254,280
1986 269,140
1991 311,620
1996 325,699
2001 336,539
2006 352,395
2011 366,151

Projected Population of London, Ontario

The population of the city of London is expected to continue the trend that it has exhibited historically and will increase over the next 28 years.  The population projection model has taken into account the natural increase of the city due to things like birth rates and death rates.  The natural increase of the city will decrease from year to year over the course of the projection model.  This decrease in the natural increase is due to the increased number of deaths compared to the number of births in the city.

Year Population Percent Increase
2016 385,100 4.6%
2021 404,600 5.1%
2026 424,800 4.99%
2031 443,500 4.4%
2036 462,100 4.2%
2041 480,900 4.1%

Houston Population 2013

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The current population of the city of Houston is estimated to be about 2,160,821, which is an increase of 0.74% from the last record of the population. The city of Houston is the most populous city in the entire state of Texas and also the fourth-largest city in the entire country of the United States of America. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Houston is about 1,391 people per square mile.

Demographics of Houston

The Hispanic or Latino demographic of the city of Houston is almost half of the entire population of the city. There are more Hispanics in the city than there are those that identify as white alone. There are also almost as many people that identify as Black or African American as there those that identify as white.
The majority of the population is considered to be middle-aged as they range from 20-54 years of age. Less than 10% of the population is under 5 years old and a little over 1% of the population is 85 years and older. Also, the majority of population is male, but the populations are almost equal.

Religion in Houston

About 58% of the population of the city of Houston identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. However, 18% of the population identifies as members of the Roman Catholic Church. Also, 16% of the population identifies as members of the Baptist Church. The most unique aspect of the religious community is that the Islamic population is over 3 times the national average of the Islamic population. 2.9% of the population identifies as a Muslim.

Sports in Houston

The city of Houston has four professional sports teams: Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Texans, and the Houston Rockets. The Houston Astros play in Major League Baseball and play at Minute Maid Park. This current season is the first season that the Astros are playing in the American League instead of the National League. The Houston Dynamo participates in Major League Soccer and they play at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Houston Texas participates in the National Football League and they play at Reliant Stadium. Lastly, the Houston Rockets participates in the National Basketball Association and they play at the Toyota Center. The last NBA Championship that the Rockets won was when they won back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995.

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

The Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center is responsible for directing and managing all space shuttle missions, including but not limited to the International Space Station assembly flights. MCC of Johnson Space Center also manages all space research activity aboard the International Space Station.

houston-population-2013-space-centerThe Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) center for human spaceflight training, research, and flight control. The center consists of a complex of one hundred buildings constructed on 1,620 acres in Houston, Texas. Johnson Space Center is home to the United States astronaut corps and is responsible for training astronauts from both the U.S. and its international partners. It is often popularly referred to by its central function during missions, Mission Control.

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Historical Population of Houston

The population of Houston has gone through various stages of growth throughout the last couple of decades.  The population had one period of population decay between 2009 and 2010.

Year Population
1990 1,707,200
1991 1,773,400
1992 1,756,400
1993 1,767,200
1994 1,774,100
1995 1,779,100
1996 1,791,500
1997 1,807,400
1998 1,829,100
1999 1,846,000
2000 1,977,800
2001 1,994,300
2002 2,012,300
2003 2,033,000
2004 2,058,600
2005 2,076,200
2006 2,169,200
2007 2,206,600
2008 2,238,200
2009 2,257,900
2010 2,108,300
2011 2,145,100

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