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
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 - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
Like Bangalore city, the decadal population growth rate has gone ... when net immigration equals net emigration so that the population does not increase or decrease over time. The state showed an improvement in the sex ratio and stands much above the ...
Downtown population growth slows
Cincinnati.com - 5/21/2013 3:15:16 PM
The population grew 11.5 percent in 2011. That’s because supply has been lagging demand for both apartments and condos Downtown, with the Reserve at 4th and Race one of the few residential projects to come online in 2012. The population likely ...
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
with the two countries together accounting for 38 per cent of the global gross investment in 2030,” Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist said in the report. “All this will change the landscape of the global economy.”
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... noting that the total fertility rate declined substantially, falling from 7.4 ...
Colton: Immigration bill will send U.S. population soaring
Coloradoan - 5/19/2013 10:38:28 AM
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 world. And according to the World Resources, the U.S. consumes 25 percent of the world’s ...
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 ...
Frederick County population is fifth fastest-growing in Maryland
Frederick News-Post - 5/23/2013 5:54:33 AM
Becky Johnston and her husband moved from Germantown to Frederick last July. “Moving from Montgomery, we knew that Frederick would be a lot more affordable,” Johnston said. “We got a nice house and a big yard in our price range. We would never be ...
World Bank and Algeria Strengthen Partnership on Economic Diversification and Inclusive Growth
The World Bank Group - 5/22/2013 10:23:35 PM
Current World Bank engagement with Algeria is reimbursable technical assistance designed to support the government’s five-year development plan, Le Programme Quinquenal. Eight new technical assistance agreements were reached last year focused ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nigeria’s Poverty Should Be Lower Given Growth, IMF Says
Bloomberg - 5/20/2013 1:50:34 PM
Nigeria’s poverty rate should be falling faster given its economic growth this decade, an official of the International Monetary Fund said. The share of citizens in Africa’s most populous country of more than 160 million who are considered ...
Nigerian Poverty Should Be Lower Given Growth Rate, IMF Says (2)
Businessweek - 5/20/2013 3:02:09 PM
Scott Rogers, the senior resident representative of the ... Okonjo-Iweala said in a May 10 interview. Annual negotiations between lawmakers and the government over what the benchmark price should be aren’t “meaningful” as long as funds ...