Population Math Worksheet #4
1. In 2005, there were 143,202 thousand people living in Russia (the Russian Federation), which has a
total area of 17 million km2. What is the population density of Russia?
2. In reality, Russia is mostly forest and tundra. Fifty percent of Russia has permafrost where job
opportunities consist of diamond mining and reindeer ranching. Another 46% of Russia is boreal forest.
Approximately how many square kilometers of Russia is habitable (not forest and not tundra)?
3. In 2005, with a beginning population of 143,202,000 people, the birth rate in Russia was 10 per 1000.
How many births were there in 2005 in Russia?
4. In Russia during the same year the death rate was 15 per 1000. What was the growth rate for Russia in
2005 expressed as a percentage?
5. How many years will it take for Russia’s population to double?
6. The population density of California is about 82 people per km2. How much more densely populated
is California than Russia (total area)?