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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

Using Computational Physics Techniques to Predict the Populations of Select Counties in the South Georgia Region

Abstract

Correctly measuring the population of each county is essential in the South Georgia Region since rising populations can mean increased business activity in the region, more state money to support county initiatives, and more federal money to support large scale regional programs. With the 2020 census being conducted this year, we look at how various computational physics techniques could be used to study the population of each county based on census data between 1930 and 2000. The calculated values provide an estimate of the population for each selected county in 2010. These results are compared with the actual populations measurements from the 2010 census. In this presentation, we will describe the various techniques used to do our predictions and describe any discrepancies between our values and the actual populations for each county.

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