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
Continued growth: U.S. Census: Dickinson, Williston fastest-growing micropolitan areas in the country
The Dickinson Press - 3/26/2015 1:08:49 PM
FARGO — Once again, Williston and Dickinson are the fastest growing micropolitan areas in the country, and other cities ... Overall, North Dakota’s population grew 2 percent last year, a growth rate that closely mirrors its two largest metro areas ...
Deschutes County growth among fastest in U.S.
KTVZ.com - 3/27/2015 4:17:55 AM
Like it or not, want it or not, the Bend area keeps on growing – and at one of the fastest rates in the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. The new estimates for population growth in the year ended last July 1 show the ...
Population Growth’s Elixir
ABC Newspapers - 3/26/2015 10:24:11 AM
Will the world ... to economic growth, nothing beats the growth of a population. Take a look at some stats, from 2010 to 2014, from WorldBank.org for the GDP growth and Trading Economics for the population growth: Notice, the only country with negative ...
Ethiopia: Achieving the Demographic Dividend - a Window of Opportunity for Climate Resilient Growth
AllAfrica - 3/27/2015 3:30:48 PM
It has been deemed a population-climate hot-spot- a place where rapid growth and a changing climate pose ... is described as an opportunity that arises when a country transitions from high to low rates of fertility and child and infant mortality.
Maricopa County population growth No. 2 in nation, but far short of area's historic numbers
Phoenix Business Journal - 3/26/2015 6:49:26 AM
What this means is that Arizona’s most populous area is not seeing the growth rates that have historically driven the economy. During previous post-recession periods, the region's population grew ... of families across the country, and the slow equity ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
China Is One of the Most Unequal Countries in the World, IMF Paper Says
The Wall Street Journal - 3/27/2015 7:16:52 AM
A widening gap between China’s rich and poor makes it “one of the most unequal countries in the world,” according to a new working ... Beijing’s economic strategy has aimed at higher growth rates. Although that effort may have lifted many Chinese ...
Chicago-area population growth grinds to a halt
Crain's Chicago Business - 3/26/2015 11:31:35 PM
But Chicago also considerably lagged other large metro areas such as New York, which added 91,000 people last year, for a growth rate of .45 percent, and Los Angeles, up 86,371, or .65 percent. Elsewhere in the Rust Belt, population numbers did drop a bit ...
The World's Water Consumption May Exceed Supply By 2050
International Business Times - 3/26/2015 1:08:49 PM
World population is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050 ... Water consumption has doubled compared to the rate of population growth, according to the United Nations. In the next decade, around 1.8 billion people worldwide are predicted to experience ...
Central Ohio’s population boom isn’t stopping
The Columbus Dispatch - 3/27/2015 9:40:02 AM
New population estimates show that Franklin County has been growing at a steady rate since 2010 ... Or because people come here from other parts of the world, other parts of the country and mostly other parts of Ohio. Franklin County is a humongous ...
Two ETFs To Play India’s Explosive Growth
ETF Daily News - 3/26/2015 10:55:48 PM
Now, it seems, the only other billion-plus population country may be doing the same ... The IMF just raised its forecast for the country’s growth from 5.6% to 7.2% for this fiscal year, and from 6.3% to 7.5% for next year. That’s even better than ...
Lee, Collier population growth in top 10 nationally
The News-Press - 3/26/2015 11:50:05 AM
Since 2010, Lee County's population has grown 9.8 percent, adding 60,759 people. Collier has added 27,257 residents during that same period, an 8.5 percent rise. The rates of growth have also been on an annual upswing, increasing from 2011's percentage ...
Niger on track for solid growth despite commodity slump: IMF
cnbcafrica.com - 3/26/2015 2:20:24 PM
Niger's population is growing at around 3.9 percent a year, one of the fastest rates in the world, restraining growth in income per capita. Niger ranked bottom of the U.N. Human Development Index for 2013. "To improve food security, the government needs to ...
Coastal S.C. remains a national hot spot for population growth
The Post and Courier - 3/25/2015 11:54:15 PM
South Carolina’s Lancaster and York counties, both part of the Charlotte metro area, also saw rapid population growth. There are 381 metropolitan areas in the country ... coast is growing at an unprecedented rate,” said Dana Beach, director of the ...
Census shows steady growth
Denton Record-Chronicle - 3/26/2015 11:17:16 PM
DALLAS — Dallas-Fort Worth added more new residents than almost anywhere else in the U.S. in the latest population estimates. Denton County was ranked 23rd in the country for percentage ... percentage increase. The growth rates in Hays and Comal, located ...