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.