Latin America and Caribbean Population Growth Rates

Source: CIA

This article presents 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 putting strain of environmental conditions.The population growth rate for the world as a whole in 2009 is estimated to be 1.17%

By Region

North America

  •  Mexico                                                                1.13%  

Central America

  1. Belize                                                                  2.15%
  2. Guatemala                                                         2.07%
  3. Honduras                                                           1.96%
  4. Nicaragua                                                           1.78%
  5. El Salvador                                                         1.66%
  6. Panama                                                              1.50%
  7. Costa Rica                                                         1.36%

Caribbean


  1. Turks and Caicos Islands                             2.56%
  2. Cayman Islands                                              2.39%
  3. Anguilla                                                             2.27%
  4. Haiti                                                                    1.84%
  5. British Virgin Islands                                       1.84%
  6. Dominican Republic                                       1.49%
  7. Aruba                                                                  1.48%
  8. Antigua and Barbuda                                      1.30%  
  9. Saint Kitts and Nevis                                       0.85%
  10. Jamaica                                                             0.76%
  11. Netherlands Antilles                                        0.73%
  12. Bermuda                                                            0.65%
  13. Bahamas                                                           0.54%
  14. Grenada                                                             0.47%
  15. Saint Lucia                                                         0.42%
  16. Montserrat                                                          0.39%
  17. Barbados                                                           0.38%    
  18. Puerto Rico                                                        0.34%
  19. Cuba                                                                   0.23%
  20. Dominica                                                           0.21%     
  21. United States Virgin Islands                        -0.03%
  22. Trinidad and Tobago                                     -0.10%
  23. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines              -0.34%

South America

  1. Paraguay                                                             2.36% 
  2. Bolivia                                                                  1.77%
  3. Venezuela                                                           1.51%
  4. Ecuador                                                               1.50%
  5. Colombia                                                            1.38%
  6. Peru                                                                      1.23%
  7. Brazil                                                                     1.20%
  8. Suriname                                                             1.10%   
  9. Argentina                                                              1.05%
  10. Chile                                                                      0.88%
  11. Uruguay                                                                0.47%
  12. Guyana                                                                 0.18%                                                          

Combined

 

World
Rank
Country Population growth rate
(%) (2009 est.)
31 Turks and Caicos Islands 2.56
34 Cayman Islands 2.39
37 Paraguay 2.36
41 Anguilla 2.27
47 Belize 2.15
55 Guatemala 2.07
62 Honduras 1.96
70 Haiti 1.84
71 British Virgin Islands 1.84
73 Nicaragua 1.78
74 Bolivia 1.77
80 El Salvador 1.66
86 Venezuela 1.51
87 Panama 1.50
88 Ecuador 1.50
91 Dominican Republic 1.49
94 Aruba 1.48
99 Colombia 1.38
101 Costa Rica 1.36
104 Antigua and Barbuda 1.30
109 Peru 1.23
111 Brazil 1.20
115 World 1.17
121 Mexico 1.13
124 Suriname 1.10
125 Argentina 1.05
137 Chile 0.88
138 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.85
143 Jamaica 0.76
145 Netherlands Antilles 0.73
148 Bermuda 0.65
153 Bahamas, The 0.54
157 Grenada 0.47
158 Uruguay 0.47
162 Saint Lucia 0.42
168 Montserrat 0.39
169 Barbados 0.38
172 Puerto Rico 0.34
181 Cuba 0.23
185 Dominica 0.21
186 Guyana 0.18
207 United States Virgin Islands -0.03
216 Trinidad and Tobago -0.10
225 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.34

 

Further Reading

  1. CIA World Factbook 

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Citation

(2009). Latin America and Caribbean Population Growth Rates. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbee527896bb431f696fd0

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