China - Urban population as a share of total population

64.6 (%) in 2023

In 2023, urban population for China was 64.6 %. Over the last 50 years, urban population of China grew substantially from 17.3 to 64.6 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.01% in 1979 and then decreased to 1.59% in 2023.

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What is urban population?

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

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