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
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
MSN India - 6/14/2013 10:14:48 AM
Washington: 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 is in Nigeria ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 past several ... Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s.
Florida population surging again
Sun Sentinel - 10/17/2014 8:21:57 PM
Florida's population surging again, a sign of state's economic recovery People from other countries and other states are pouring into Florida again, a sign of the state's recovery from a long period of economic doldrums and slow growth. Recently released U ...
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
PARIS (Reuters) - Falling birth rates will slow the world's Muslim population growth ... "The declining growth rate is due primarily to falling fertility rates in many Muslim-majority countries," it said, noting the birth rate is falling as more Muslim ...
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 ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
Now they say world population will continue growing into the next century. In India, a country of 1.2 billion ... isn't the only factor in population growth. In some of the poorest parts of the world, fertility rates remain high, driven by tradition ...
World population unlikely to stop growing this century
Nature - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
Baby boom in Africa set to push global population as high as 12 billion ... does still remain with regards to future birth rates, in particular in high-fertility countries in the developing world.” Taking into account the varying uncertainties makes ...
India's population growth rate declines
The Independent - 3/31/2011 10:57:24 PM
India is now home to 17 per cent of the world's people as its population climbed to 1.21 billion this year, though growth actually slowed for the first time in 90 years, census officials said yesterday. The country – second only to China in number of ...
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 ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 4/1/2012 5:05:04 AM
So which countries are projected to have the largest population growth? The top countries in order ... Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were from ...
World population gain hits record, but growth rate stable
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/31/1983 11:54:49 PM
The record one-year increase of 82 million on June 30, 1983, represents a 1.75 percent growth rate ... virtually every other country in Latin America. . . .'' According to studies by the Population Reference Bureau Inc., the world's population increase ...