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, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
Census Bureau News: World Population Clock Updated with New Features
Newsroom America - 9/3/2015 4:31:35 PM
3, 2015* — The U.S. Census Bureau recently updated its popular World Population Clock ... demographic measures for foreign countries using statistics from the International Data Base — total population, growth rate percent, life expectancy at birth ...
11 Fastest Growing Cities in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 9/4/2015 2:32:53 AM
While some cities have reached the peak of growth and are settling down, there are some cities that have been catching up. Some of them have even been doing so at a frightening pace. Growth in population ... the world. Turkey has been one of the countries ...
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
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 ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
wam.ae - 9/2/2015 8:04:32 AM
representing 19 and 18 per cent of the world’s population, respectively, but by 2022, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China, according to the report’s projection. "The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries ...
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
Bloomberg - 8/17/2015 11:54:05 PM
The continent will claim three of the world's 10 ... Europe with no country on the top 10 list. Key to the countries' growth? Babies. While the U.S. and other developed countries struggle to adapt their labor forces to an aging population, African ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
By about 2050, Nigeria, which is currently the most populous country in Africa, will pass the U.S. to have the world's third-largest population, behind India and China. Africa has the world's highest rate of population growth. By contrast, almost 50 ...
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 ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
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 ...
UN: India to be world's most populous country by 2028
BBC - 6/13/2013 11:59:11 PM
That is a faster rate of growth than previously estimated. The population growth will be mainly in developing countries, particularly in Africa, the UN says. The world's 49 least developed countries are projected to double in size from around 900 million ...
India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.
Reuters - 7/29/2015 12:35:06 PM
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less ... head of the U.N. population division, said the concentration of growth in the poorest countries would make it harder to eradicate ...
POPULATION: Poorest Countries to Bear Brunt of Growth
Inter Press Service - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2009 (IPS) - The world ... Population and Health Research Centre, told IPS. “By 2050 Kenya is projected to have 87 million people.” Kenya currently has a population of 39 million. The countries with the fastest individual growth ...