Will Haiti Survive With Current Population Growth Rate?

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If you don't believe that there is a problem with the current rate of population increase in Haiti, think again. As of 2016, the current population in Haiti was estimated at 10,485,800. The population is currently growing at a rate of 1.71%. This growth rate already take into consideration the effects of excess mortality, lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and higher death rates.

The birth rate, in 2016 was estimated at 23.3 births/1,000 population while the death rate was at 7.7 deaths/1,000 population. The Median age in Haiti is 22.6 years.

Furthermore, the biggest segment of the Haitian population are people between the ages 25-54 that represents 36.24% of the entire population. The next biggest segment are children between 0 and 14 that represent 33.39% of the population.

In 2015, the urban population was estimated at 58.6%. They continue to migrate toward the major cities at an annual rate of 3.78%. in 2015, the population in Port-au-Prince was estimated at 2.44 million.

Do you think that Haiti has a chance to become more independent?

Will the country ever be able to feed the population

Will Haiti one day solve the issues around poverty, insecurity, sanitation, education?

What do you think Haiti will look like in two, five, 10 and twenty years from now?

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Reader Comments 2

Morgana says...

I think that as long as there is ignorance, lack of education in the inhabitants of Haiti, poorly distributed resources and the use of some in their territories for personal enrichment (among other barbarities), this situation will continue or perhaps worsen.

Force my beautiful people!

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Franck Noziere says...

I don't really 1.71 to 2% grow is a problem, I also think we have or we will have enough resources to take care our people, now the real problem is :are we going sit down and let them take our gold, oil and many more?

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