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
China’s Closed Cities Threaten Population Goals, Report Says
The Wall Street Journal - 12/17/2014 2:16:07 PM
Despite China’s efforts to ease decades-old curbs on the movements of its rural population, the world’s most populous country could see its ranks ... in cities but lack urban hukou registrations. Growth projections suggest that this group of “second ...
Whites To Become Minority in U.S. by 2044, Hispanics Quarter Of Population
The Inquisitr - 12/16/2014 2:45:56 PM
According to the Brookings Institution report, the country’s white American population is projected to increase slowly ... African Americans and multiracial people “will more than double at growth rates of 129 percent and 115 percent respectively.”
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 ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The population growth rate in the region's six states has been among the highest in the world during the last few decades ... the total fertility rate is estimated to have declined in the Gulf countries during a period of slightly more than one decade ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure 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 below ...
Juggernaut: How the Rise of Developing Countries Is Reshaping the World Economy
Yale Global Online - 12/16/2014 2:10:09 PM
But absolute poverty persists Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth in part reflected rapid population growth ... s 36 non–resource-rich countries, though lagging behind the resource-rich, more than doubled their growth rate to nearly 4 percent from the previous ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/20/2011 11:56:32 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 the ... in the last year of World War II. “The nation’s overall growth rate is now at its lowest point ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
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 ...
World Bank Country Director lauds Bihar's high growth rate
IBN Live - 2/28/2013 12:27:40 PM
Bihar's growth rate was followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra during the period, according to the report. Omno Ruhl, Country ... Kumar told the World Bank official that the state had earlier planned to link villages with a population of 500 and ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/23/2010 8:28:46 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 ...
Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth
Reuters - 1/27/2011 12:09:08 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, noting the ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
(1) The big story is sub-Saharan Africa Almost all of the countries growing more than 2 percent per year are in Africa. There are a few reasons for that. Birth rates ... population projections, show that Africa's growth is expected to outpace the rest of ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 4/1/2012 5:05:04 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 ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/20/2012 2:14:39 PM
In India, a country of 1.2 billion people ... Momentum isn't the only factor in population growth. In some of the poorest parts of the world, fertility rates remain high, driven by tradition, religion, the inferior status of women and limited access ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The countries with the fastest individual growth rates also have marked concentrations of urban ... A week ahead of the 20th anniversary of World Population Day on Jul. 11, UNFPA sponsored a three-day conference on access to family planning in developing ...