Population Growth Rates by Country

July 5, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Contributing Author: Peter Saundry (other articles)
Content Source: Central Intelligence Agency (other articles)
Article Topic: Population
This article has been reviewed and approved by the following Topic Editor: Mark McGinley (other articles)
Last Updated: May 19, 2009

This article provides estimates of 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.


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