YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 16. ARMINFO. In 2004 the population in Armenia grew by 3.5 thous. people totaling 3,215.7 thousand people by the end of 2004. Head of the Armenian National Statistical Service Stepan Mnatsakanyan says at a press conference, Wednesday while presenting the socio-economic state of the country for 2004. In his worlds, in 2004 the births registered in the country totaled 37,526 as against 35,793 in 2003, with the birth-rate coefficient totaling 11.7 per thousand in 2004 as against 11.1 per thousand in 2003. Last year, 25,823 deaths were registered as against 26.014 in 2003. The death-rate did not changed totaling 8.0 per thousand. In 2004 10 cases of maternity deaths were registered as against 8 cases in 2003. The number of children's deaths in the first year of their life increased by 21 cases totaling 443. At the same time, marriages grew 10% totaling 17,002 with divorces growing 9.2% and totaling 1,987.