Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
MidEast Trends: Proactive Economic Growth Needed to Sustain Rising Population
Arabian Gazette - 3/9/2014 10:19:05 AM
With population growth in the Middle East outpacing ... Kuwait and Oman. Fortunately, GCC countries have among the world’s highest gross national savings. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the GCC countries saved between ...
Six Ways America Is Worse Than A Third-World Country
The Business Insider - 3/9/2014 10:11:55 AM
The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons ... U.S., but some cities like New Orleans and Detroit rival the most violent Latin American countries, where gun violence is highest in the world.
Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America: Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries
Center for Immigration Studies - 3/7/2014 12:01:40 PM
While immigrants from the top-10-sending countries have more children than women in their home counties, for immigrants from three countries -- India, Vietnam, and the Philippines -- immigrant ... for legal immigrants is 2.6, or about one-third higher ...
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
As a result, it revised its forecast of the world population in 2100 upward by 700 million people, to 10.9 billion. Two years earlier ... likely to face explosive growth. In Nigeria, Mr. Sanyal says the fertility rate — the number of children ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
JAIPUR, India — Ramjee Lal Kumhar and his bride, Mamta, first laid eyes on each other inside a billowing wedding ... of what scientists call population momentum. So many people are now in their prime reproductive years — the result of ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC Online - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... potentially could double to 14 billion by 2100 if action is not taken. Even countries with intermediate fertility need to reduce it to replacement level or ...
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
TruthDive - 6/14/2013 5:35:37 AM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): India is world’s second fastest population growing country, according to the United Nations ... where the U.N. had expected birth rates to decline more quickly than they have. By far the population to increase the largest ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
News.Mongabay - 5/1/2005 11:53:40 PM
In contrast, the United States -- which has the highest fertility rate of rich countries -- is projected to be the seventh largest contributor to world population growth over the next five decades. Because of its low and declining rate of population growth ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Australia’s population growth rate in the year to 30 June of 1.7% might have been the country’s lowest since the year ended 30 June 2006 but it is substantially higher than the 1.1% growth in the world’s total population. The Australian Bureau of ...
U.N.: World population to be 9.6 billion by 2050; Africa leads growth
United Press International - 6/14/2013 2:32:30 PM
NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- The nations of Africa will lead the world in population growth by 2050, when an estimated ... The projected increases are based on adjustments to fertility rates. In some countries, the rates have actually risen in recent years ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised by high rates of population growth compared with any other region, even surpassing Sub-Saharan Africa. The Middle East, particularly the Gulf, has long been a region characterised ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 5:09:47 PM
Muslims will number 2.2 billion by 2030 compared to 1.6 billion in 2010, making up 26.4 percent of the world population ... "The declining growth rate is due primarily to falling fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries," it said ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/21/2011 11:55:21 PM
The first measure of the American population in the new decade offered fresh evidence that the economic trouble that has plagued the country for ... in the last year of World War II. “The nation’s overall growth rate is now at its lowest ...