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
FOX News - 5/23/2013 4:07:11 AM
The new census estimates are a snapshot of population growth as of July 2012. The Associated Press sought additional analysis from William H ... chief economist at the National Multi Housing Council, a Washington-based trade group.
Census: Despite population growth, Chicago still at a loss
Chicago Sun-Times - 5/23/2013 3:41:32 PM
Chicago gained nearly 10,000 people from July 2011 to July 2012, but was the slowest-growing major city in the country according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. It was the second year in a row that population grew here, but the increase ...
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 ...
Southwest Florida growth slow but steady, census finds
Florida Today - 5/23/2013 5:36:04 PM
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 ...
Youth influx boosts growth of population in many cities
Nashville Tennessean - 5/23/2013 7:06:08 AM
half are lagging the growth rate of their regions. The nation’s big cities are riding out the first years of the post-downturn era with plenty of company — boosting their population via a youth movement. Census Bureau data released today ...
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 ...
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 ...
45.5 lakh increase in State population in 10 years
Assam Tribune - 5/23/2013 5:21:45 PM
It was also observed that urban area growth rate (27.89 pc) is higher than the ... it is an indicator of the likely future trends of sex ratio in the population. Ranked 14th in terms of population in the country according to the 2011 census, Assam has ...
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 ...
Niagara Falls drops below 50,000 for first time since World War I
I4U NEWS - 5/23/2013 3:12:54 PM
CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago gained nearly 10,000 people from ... New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that big-time population growth i ... Eight of the 15 fastest-growing U.S. cities and towns for the year ending July 1, 2012, were in the Lone ...
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 ...
Maharashtra adds 1.5 crore people to its population in the last decade
Hindustan Times - 5/23/2013 8:06:23 PM
In the past decade, Maharashtra has added 1.5 crore people to its population at a growth rate of 16%, taking the state population to 11,23,74,333. This takes India’s second most populous state’s share in the country’s total population to 9 ...
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 ...
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 ...