Group activity

    There has never been more cows than people in Vermont.  However, in the 1840's there were a great deal more sheep than people in Vermont.  The population density means the number of people or animals living in a certain area.  We usually say the number per square mile is the population density.  If there is a large number per square mile, we say that the place is densely populated.  If there is a small number then it is sparsely populated.  Find your county and make a BAR GRAPH showing the number per square mile, or density, of sheep in 1837, cows in 1982, and people in 1985.  Label each category and choose a title for your graph.  You can also pick other counties and compare them to your county on the same or a separate graph.

 Number Per Square Mile

  Sheep (1837) Cows (1982) People (1985)
Addison 195 43 38
Bennington 104 5 52
Caledonia 94 18 43
Chittenden 126 22 200
Essex 12 3 10
Franklin 89 57 52
Grand Isle 83 21 26
Lamoille 60 16 37
Orange 144 19 35
Orleans 42 37 33
Rutland 192 15 64
Washington 84 10 75
Windham 97 9 49
Windsor 177 5 55
Vermont Total 119 21 58