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What is the World's Population Growth Rate?

The world's population growth rate is about 1.17 percent. More than 80 million people are added to the world each year — about the same number of people that live in Germany; only about 60 million people worldwide die annually. The total world population is closing in on 7 billion people in 2010.

More Populating Facts:

  • The country with the highest population growth rate is Quatar, with an 11.9% annual growth rate.

  • In the United States, one person is added to the country every 11 seconds.

  • 60 percent of the world's population lives in Asia, with a total population of almost 4 billion people.

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