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
Is population growth really a bad thing?
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 4/23/2014 7:52:39 AM
As China struggles with this population imbalance, other countries are struggling with explosive growth - like Uganda ... to high fertility rates. "Since 1960, a staggering 4 billion people have been added to the world population," Swedish health expert ...
Western Pa. population growth hinges on immigrants
Washington Times - 4/22/2014 4:14:55 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Western Pennsylvania’s population growth for the next several years will be ... is being offset somewhat by people moving here from other parts of the country and the world. “Right now, international immigration is much bigger than ...
The Ten Hot, New `Emerging' Countries
Pakistan Defence - 4/21/2014 6:14:49 AM
Coface identifies only 10 "new emerging" countries ... The World Bank sees investment in infrastructure and domestic energy production as vital to helping pull more Kenyans out of poverty. A growing communications industry, steady population growth and ...
Iran's divorce rate rising
Daily Nation - 4/22/2014 3:46:17 PM
The country's Registration Office ... to wed and have children to reverse slowing population growth. The annual figures published Tuesday also showed fewer people were getting married and the statistics coincide with rising concern about family breakdown ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 9:40:50 PM
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 ...
Maine lags U.S. in growth of women-owned businesses
Mainebiz - 4/22/2014 3:17:39 PM
While Maine's growth ... growth rate still ranks below the country as a whole. The Kennebec Journal reported that Maine's slow growth of women-owned business, which is behind the country by about 50%, is likely a result of the state's low population ...
IMF says Ghana’s growth rate will dip
Spy Ghana - 4/23/2014 7:31:11 AM
Ghana will record a growth rate of 4.8 percent this year and an end of year inflation rate of 12.3 percent. The report provides analysis and projections of the IMF’s surveillance of economic developments and policies in its member countries. According to ...
Bigger and bigger in Texas: Demographic study shows substantial growth
Your Houston News - 4/22/2014 4:40:34 AM
Between 2000 and 2010, the Texas population grew by more than four million people, from 20.8 million in 2000 to 25.1 million in 2010. That’s double the population since 1980, a rate of growth that ... Hispanics in the country.” The study found the ...
PolitiFact: Sarvis claim about low U.S. population growth adds up
Times Dispatch - 4/20/2014 2:55:34 AM
We found mid-year population estimates dating back to 1900. The lowest point was from mid 1917 to mid 1918, when the U.S. began sending troops to Europe for World War I and the ... emerging from recession, the growth rate plummeted to 0.84 percent ...
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 ...
Cabarrus sees 5.18% population growth since 2010
The Independent Tribune - 4/20/2014 4:31:37 PM
Meanwhile, the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area population, has increased by 5.34 percent since 2010 to 2.22 million residents, according the Census. The growth rate from 2012 to ... large businesses across the country.”
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
As a result, it revised its forecast of the world population in 2100 upward ... some developing countries seem likely to face explosive growth. In Nigeria, Mr. Sanyal says the fertility rate — the number of children born to an average woman during ...
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 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 ...
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 - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
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 ...