Antedating of "Demographic" (Noun)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 28 01:54:30 UTC 2012

"Demographics" appears in the New York Times, Jan. 29, 1964 (see ProQuest Historical Newspapers).  That usage is in the sense of "demographic statistics."  This is an antedating of the 1967 first use in OED for "demographic" (noun).

Fred Shapiro

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