Population Reference Bureau

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Population Reference Bureau
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PRB headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Established 1929
Chairman Margaret Neuse
President/CEO Jeff Jordan
Location Washington, D.C., USA
Address 1875 Connecticut Ave NW, #520
Washington, D.C. 20009
Website Official Website

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a private, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1929.[1] The organization specializes in collecting and supplying statistics necessary for research and/or academic purposes.[2][3]


The Population Reference Bureau was founded by Guy Burch.[1] In the early 1930s, the organization shared office space with the Population Association of America, which was created in May of 1931 in New York City. This association focuses its work around many aspects, such as reproductive health and fertility, children and families, global health, urbanization, and more.[1]

Funding and Partners[edit]

The Population Reference Bureau receives support from a number of foundations, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies. Examples of such funding include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the United States Census Bureau, and the World Health Organization. [4]

The organization partners with about 80 other organizations all around the world, in countries like Sudan, Egypt, and Uganda, to name a few.[4]


The Population Reference Bureau has many capabilities in providing information to individuals all around the world regarding population, health, and the environment. The organization specializes in the translation of the population demographics and health research, the analysis of the United States and international demographics, social and economic trends, and expanding the platform for general database research.[4]


The Population Reference Bureau offers an annual World Population Data Sheet, which is a chart packed with data from 200 countries concerning important demographic and health variables, such as total population, fertility rates, infant mortality rates, HIV/AIDS prevalence, and contraceptive use.[5]

The PRB's online DataFinder[6] allows users to search a database of hundreds of demographic, health, economic, and environmental variables for countries and regions all around the world, such as the Middle East, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The database provides scholarly articles about an assortment of topics, ranging from noncommunicable diseases and nutrition to the labor force and family planning.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Population Association of America Timeline" (PDF). Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Health Information From Other Trustworthy Sources". Womenshealth.gov. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Population Reference Bureau". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "An Overview of Population and Development in Vietnam". Population Reference Bureau. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "2013 World Population Data Sheet". Population Reference Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "DataFinder: PRB's Hub for U.S. and International Data". Population Reference Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 

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