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
Census: Big cities exceed pace of growth over suburbs for second year as outlying areas fizzle
FOX News - 5/23/2013 4:07:11 AM
Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, and Kenneth Johnson, a senior ... bars and apartments in the downtown areas that put it a bit closer to being a 24-hour city." He noted that the division between city and suburbs is blurring ...
Most of nation's biggest cities continuing robust growth
CBS News - 5/23/2013 10:19:25 AM
WASHINGTON Urban renewal? New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year. Big cities surpassed the rate of growth of their ...
Census: Despite population growth, Chicago still at a loss
Chicago Sun-Times - 5/23/2013 2:58:35 PM
said demographer Ken Johnson of the University of New Hampshire. “The recession has frozen the population into place, so it can’t move,” Johnson said. “Places like Chicago or the inner suburbs which were losing so many migrants just aren’t losing ...
Sir David warns against growth
m.smh.com.au - 5/25/2013 1:44:38 PM
The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates Australia's population will grow ... but still well behind the more than four per cent growth rates of many African nations. The report lists environmental degradation as one of the bigger challenges facing ...
Urban renewal? Big US cities showing strong growth
Yahoo! News - 5/23/2013 6:01:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Urban renewal? New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year. Big cities surpassed the rate of growth of their ...
Jordan population growth rate down, but remains above average
MENAFN - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The population growth rate in Jordan has continued to remain higher than the global average for several decades during the last century, with the country's population increasing from 586,000 in 1952 to 5,980,000 people at the end of 2009, said Freihat.
Southwest Florida growth slow but steady, census finds
news-press.com - 5/23/2013 12:42:35 PM
Population growth remains steady in Southwest Florida. While Florida cities have historically ranked high for population growth, Texas metro areas dominate the latest list of fastest-growing cities in the country ... rate as most of Florida.
Youth influx boosts growth of population in many cities
Nashville Tennessean - 5/24/2013 3:23:03 AM
half are lagging the growth rate of their regions. The nation’s big cities are riding out the first years of the post-downturn era with plenty of company — boosting their population via a youth movement. Census Bureau data released today ...
New census study shows strong growth for big U.S. cities
Indiana Gazette - 5/23/2013 3:27:13 PM
Texas continued to be the big population winner, accounting for eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more from 2011-2012. • New York remained the nation’s most populous city, at 8.3 million, with the rest of the top 10 ...
'India's growth strategy has lessons for developing nations'
Zee News Limited - 5/25/2013 5:16:23 AM
How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries". Official poverty estimates provided by India's Planning Commission show the proportion of the population below the poverty line in India decreased 17 ...
Asian Economies To Outperform In 2013; ASEAN Countries’ GDP Growth In The Spotlight
International Business Times - 5/23/2013 5:54:33 AM
Growth momentum in Asia was solid at the end of 2012 and economists at Standard Chartered Bank are confident that 2013 will be stronger than last year, supported by increased confidence, domestic spending and intra-regional trade. Although growth could be ...
Claridon, Tully townships see recent population growth
Marion Star - 5/22/2013 8:36:13 PM
In fact, no large city from the Great Lakes region was in the top 15 communities for percentage population growth. San Marcos, Texas, grew by nearly 5 percent in a year, the fastest rate in the nation ... across the country in relation to earlier county ...
NEW: Big cities show strong population growth
Herald Tribune - 5/23/2013 9:29:18 AM
New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year. Big cities surpassed the rate of growth ... "The country has been exposed to a very ...
Frederick County population is fifth fastest-growing in Maryland
Frederick News-Post - 5/23/2013 5:54:33 AM
Becky Johnston and her husband moved from Germantown to Frederick last July. “Moving from Montgomery, we knew that Frederick would be a lot more affordable,” Johnston said. “We got a nice house and a big yard in our price range. We would never be ...
45.5 lakh increase in State population in 10 years
Assam Tribune - 5/23/2013 5:21:45 PM
It was also observed that urban area growth rate (27.89 pc) is higher than the ... it is an indicator of the likely future trends of sex ratio in the population. Ranked 14th in terms of population in the country according to the 2011 census, Assam has ...