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China - Urban population as a share of total population

59.2 (%) in 2018

In 2018, urban population for China was 59.2 %. Over the last 50 years, urban population of China grew substantially from 17.5 to 59.2 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.01% in 1979 and then decreased to 2.06% in 2018.

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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.

What is China urban population?

Date Value Change, %
2018 59.2 2.06 %
2017 58.0 2.16 %
2016 56.7 2.23 %
2015 55.5 2.29 %
2014 54.3 2.35 %
2013 53.0 2.41 %
2012 51.8 2.48 %
2011 50.5 2.61 %
2010 49.2 2.81 %
2009 47.9 2.88 %
2008 46.5 2.96 %
2007 45.2

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