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
Washington Post - 5/23/2013 4:14:20 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 ...
Bangalore population soon to be 1 crore; single-digit growth in 15 districts
Deccan Herald - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
One of the most attractive employment destinations in the country over the last decade or so, Bangalore's population has grown by 46.68 per cent between 2001 and 2011, up by nearly 12 percentage points over the growth rate of 35 per cent in the previous ...
Census: Despite population growth, Chicago still at a loss
Chicago Sun-Times - 5/23/2013 3:48:42 PM
Chicago gained nearly 10,000 people from ... shipping and manufacturing sectors,” Paral said. Within Illinois, only two of the top 10 cities lost population: Rockford and Waukegan. However, none of the top ten cities’ population rank changed.
Southwest Florida growth slow but steady, census finds
news-press.com - 5/23/2013 5:04:27 AM
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, likely due to job demands in ...
Downtown population growth slows
Cincinnati.com - 5/21/2013 7:54:27 PM
The population of downtown Cincinnati climbed only slightly last year as available new housing continued to lag demand, a new report out Tuesday shows. Also in 2012, Downtown visitors increased and monthly parking rates dropped compared to 2011 ...
Jordan population growth rate down, but remains above average
MENAFN - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 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.
Developing World's Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report
newswit.com - 5/17/2013 1:29:39 AM
With developing countries on course to add more than 1.4 billion people to their combined population between now and 2030, the full benefit of the demographic dividend has yet to be reaped, particularly in the relatively younger regions of Sub-Saharan ...
Frederick County population is fifth fastest-growing in Maryland
Frederick News-Post - 5/23/2013 5:54:33 AM
It was not just lower home prices that drew Johnston to Frederick ... Howard County led the list at a growth rate of 3.8 percent, bringing its population to 299,430. At the bottom of the list, Allegany County lost 1.3 percent of its population and now ...
Colton: Immigration bill will send U.S. population soaring
Coloradoan - 5/19/2013 10:38:28 AM
It should. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the nation has added 34.5 million people since 2000. Most of the country’s population growth since 1970 has been due to immigration. The U.S., with 315 million people, is the third most-populous country in the ...
Claridon, Tully townships see recent population growth
Marion Star - 5/22/2013 8:36:13 PM
Columbus suburbs Hilliard, Dublin, Grove City, Westerville, New Albany, Upper Arlington, Gahanna and Delaware gained hundreds of residents, placing central Ohio as the place to be in a state that remained fairly static. For example, Cincinnati ...
Top broadband growth countries in the world
MyBroadband.co - 5/11/2013 10:55:07 AM
According to the Point Topic report there were 6.5 million net broadband additions in the BRIC countries, representing 58% of total growth. “The BRICs come high up since they have a significantly lower population penetration than most other ‘top 10 ...
IMF sees Ethiopia's economic growth slowing as private sector struggles
Yahoo! News - 5/23/2013 12:13:57 PM
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's huge public spending has created one of Africa's fastest-growing economies, but volatile inflation, balance of payments pressures and a stifled private sector raise questions over its sustainability, the International ...
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030
balkans.com - 5/17/2013 4:14:18 AM
With developing countries on course to add more than 1.4 billion people to their combined population between now and ... the developing world’s growth will average an annual rate of 4.8 percent in the gradual convergence scenario and 5.5 percent in ...
The 5 Richest Countries in the World
The Motley Fool - 5/19/2013 4:29:14 PM
Swiss citizens have gained from the country's notoriety as a tax haven, and the country's forward-looking moves -- such as its preliminary agreement to a free-trade deal with ... Singapore's emergence as a business hub and tax haven -- research ...
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:15:42 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan''s population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World ... A comparison of regional countries showed that the poverty rate in Sri Lanka and Nepal was significantly less than Pakistan with 23.9 percent ...