What Are Some Examples of Demographics?

Some examples of demographics include age, sex, education, income and race. Demographics are a collection of statistical data used to describe a population. For example, the United States population in 2013 was 50.8 percent female.

Demographics are facts that contain no opinions, and they can be labeled and categorized. Examples of demographic questions include:

  • What is your date of birth?
  • What is the highest grade or year of school that you completed?
  • How would you describe yourself, in terms of race?
  • How many children live in your household?

Demographic questions often come with a set of options, and the participant can choose one or possibly more as an answer. For example, a question asking marital status can have married, never been married, divorced, widowed and separated as answer options.