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, 2020See also: Population growth rate map
US population grew by just 1.2 million people in 2020 - the lowest rate of growth since 1918
Daily Mail - 4/8/2021 10:26:00 PM
The United States population grew by 1.2 million people - or just 0.4 per cent - last year, which represents the smallest rate of growth since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, according to a study.
Woke Dems and Enviros Scoff at Original Earth Day Concern: Population Growth
Townhall - 4/20/2021 4:01:00 AM
The contemporary "woke" environmentalist establishment would be unrecognizable to the activists who founded the green movement a half-century ago.
Slow population growth could stunt the rich world’s prosperity
Mint - 3/21/2021 5:48:00 PM
While Western central banks are printing money in the hope of creating economic growth, they are ignoring a basic factor, the population ... countries would let in just 3% more immigrants, the ...
Address The Real Root Cause: Population Growth
Indiatimes - 4/1/2021 5:37:00 PM
Let us take few problems which the world is ... a falling growth rate in some advanced nations. But this should be a reason to be complacent about the issue. The global population is already ...
Will economic growth always rely on population growth?
Marketplace - 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
This is just one of the stories from our “I’ve Always Wondered” series, where we tackle all of your questions about the world of ... how a negative population growth rate could affect ...
Readers Write: Population growth, policing, Ethiopia
StarTribune - 4/6/2021 3:28:00 AM
In making his case for more people ("What the world ... the population requires food and shelter and meaningful work and income. Reducing poverty rates requires accelerating economic growth ...
Inequitable Resource Distribution Poses Greater Threat to Planet Health Than Population Growth
Cornell Daily Sun - 4/13/2021 12:54:00 AM
Currently, inequities surrounding access to resources are mainly the result of unequal distribution rather than global scarcity. While that may change as the population grows, these issues of distribution are already contributing to a climate refugee crisis,
US population grew by just 1.2 million - lowest growth rate since 1918
MSN - 4/8/2021 5:30:00 PM
That year, the population of the country shrank by 0.1 per cent ... At the height of the Spanish flu, the growth rate from 1918 to 1919 was 0.49 per cent - even with US troops abroad during World War I. The Northeast and Midwest regions of the US had ...