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The urban population of the World

55.29 % in 2018

Over the last 50 years, the population of urban of World grew substantially from 36.4 to 55.29 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 1.06 % in 2002 and then decreased to 0.82 % in 2018.

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Date Value Change, %
2018 55.29 0.82 %
2017 54.84 0.83 %
2016 54.38 0.84 %
2015 53.93 0.85 %
2014 53.47 0.85 %
2013 53.03 0.85 %
2012 52.58 0.86 %
2011 52.13 0.90 %
2010 51.66 0.98 %
2009 51.16 0.99 %
2008 50.66 1.01 %
2007 50.16
Alternate Sources
WHO/UNICEF Water Supply Statistics 53.93 % in 2015 WHO
World Development Indicators (WDI) 4.2B Number in 2018 WB
Rural 44.73 % in 2018 WB
Macro Region (% in 2018)
North America 82.17 WB
Europe 74.49 UNCTAD
Asia 49.85 UNCTAD
Africa 42.48 UNCTAD
Central America and the Caribbean 103 timeseries
Middle East 79 timeseries
Oceania 70 timeseries
South America 61 timeseries
Southeast Asia 64 timeseries
Country (% in 2018)

Hong Kong is the top country by the population of urban in the world. As of 2018, the population of urban in Hong Kong was 100 %. The top 5 countries also includes Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, and Nauru.

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Hong Kong 100 UNCTAD + 2 others
Kuwait 100 UNCTAD + 2 others
Macau 100 UNCTAD + 1 other
Monaco 100 WB + 1 other
Nauru 100 UNCTAD + 2 others
Singapore 100 UNCTAD + 2 others
Qatar 99.14 UNCTAD + 2 others
Belgium 98 UNCTAD + 2 others
San Marino 97.23 UNCTAD + 2 others
Uruguay 95.33 UNCTAD + 2 others
Malta 94.61 UNCTAD + 2 others
Iceland 93.81 UNCTAD + 2 others
Puerto Rico 93.58 WB
Israel 92.42 UNCTAD + 2 others
Argentina 91.87 UNCTAD + 2 others
Japan 91.62 UNCTAD + 2 others
Netherlands 91.49 UNCTAD + 2 others
Luxembourg 90.98 UNCTAD + 2 others
Jordan 90.98 UNCTAD + 2 others
Gabon 89.37 UNCTAD + 2 others
Bahrain 89.29 UNCTAD + 2 others
Lebanon 88.59 UNCTAD + 2 others
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 88.21 UNCTAD + 2 others
Andorra 88.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
Denmark 87.87 UNCTAD + 2 others
Chile 87.56 UNCTAD + 2 others
Sweden 87.43 UNCTAD + 2 others
Brazil 86.57 UNCTAD + 2 others
New Zealand 86.54 UNCTAD + 2 others
United Arab Emirates 86.52 UNCTAD + 2 others
Australia 86.01 UNCTAD + 2 others
Finland 85.38 UNCTAD + 2 others
Oman 84.54 UNCTAD + 2 others
Saudi Arabia 83.84 UNCTAD + 2 others
United Kingdom 83.23 UNCTAD + 2 others
Bahamas 83.03 UNCTAD + 2 others
United States of America 82.39 UNCTAD + 2 others
Norway 82.25 UNCTAD + 2 others
Republic of Korea 81.46 UNCTAD + 2 others
Canada 81.41 UNCTAD + 2 others
Dominican Republic 81.07 UNCTAD + 2 others
Colombia 80.78 UNCTAD + 2 others
France 80.76 UNCTAD + 2 others
Spain 80.32 UNCTAD + 2 others
Mexico 80.16 UNCTAD + 2 others
Libya 80.1 UNCTAD + 2 others
Palau 79.93 UNCTAD + 2 others
Costa Rica 79.34 UNCTAD + 2 others
Greece 79.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
Belarus 78.6 UNCTAD + 2 others
Taiwan Province of China 78.16 UNCTAD
Peru 77.91 UNCTAD + 2 others
Djibouti 77.78 UNCTAD + 2 others
Falkland Islands 77.65 UNCTAD
Brunei Darussalam 77.63 UNCTAD + 2 others
Germany 77.31 UNCTAD + 2 others
Cuba 77.04 UNCTAD + 2 others
Marshall Islands 77.03 UNCTAD + 2 others
Palestine 76.16 UNCTAD + 1 other
Malaysia 76.04 UNCTAD + 2 others
Turkey 75.14 UNCTAD + 2 others
Bulgaria 75.01 UNCTAD + 2 others
Iran 74.9 UNCTAD + 2 others
Russian Federation 74.43 UNCTAD + 2 others
Czech Republic 73.79 UNCTAD + 2 others
Switzerland 73.53 UNCTAD + 2 others
Sao Tome and Principe 72.8 UNCTAD + 2 others
Algeria 72.63 UNCTAD + 2 others
Equatorial Guinea 72.14 UNCTAD + 2 others
El Salvador 72.02 UNCTAD + 2 others
Hungary 71.35 UNCTAD + 2 others
Dominica 70.48 UNCTAD + 2 others
Iraq 70.47 UNCTAD + 2 others
Italy 70.44 UNCTAD + 2 others
Botswana 69.45 UNCTAD + 2 others
Bolivia 69.43 UNCTAD + 2 others
Ukraine 69.35 UNCTAD + 2 others
Tunisia 68.95 UNCTAD + 2 others
Estonia 68.88 UNCTAD + 2 others
Mongolia 68.45 UNCTAD + 2 others
Latvia 68.14 UNCTAD + 2 others
Panama 67.71 UNCTAD + 2 others
Lithuania 67.68 UNCTAD + 2 others
Congo 66.92 UNCTAD + 2 others
Montenegro 66.81 UNCTAD + 2 others
Cyprus 66.72 UNCTAD + 2 others
South Africa 66.36 UNCTAD + 2 others
Suriname 66.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
Cabo Verde 65.73 UNCTAD + 2 others
Angola 65.51 UNCTAD + 2 others
Portugal 65.21 UNCTAD + 2 others
Ecuador 63.82 UNCTAD + 2 others
Ireland 63.17 UNCTAD + 2 others
Armenia 63.15 UNCTAD + 2 others
Morocco 62.45 UNCTAD + 2 others
Tuvalu 62.39 UNCTAD + 2 others
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 61.9 UNCTAD + 2 others
Paraguay 61.59 UNCTAD + 2 others
Gambia 61.27 UNCTAD + 2 others
Albania 60.32 UNCTAD + 2 others
Poland 60.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
China 59.15 UNCTAD + 2 others
Georgia 58.63 UNCTAD + 2 others
Nicaragua 58.52 UNCTAD + 2 others
Austria 58.3 UNCTAD + 2 others
North Macedonia 57.96 UNCTAD + 2 others
Kazakhstan 57.43 UNCTAD + 2 others
Honduras 57.1 UNCTAD + 2 others
Croatia 56.95 UNCTAD + 2 others
Seychelles 56.69 UNCTAD + 2 others
Cameroon 56.37 UNCTAD + 2 others
Fiji 56.25 UNCTAD + 2 others
Serbia 56.09 UNCTAD + 2 others
Ghana 56.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
Azerbaijan 55.68 UNCTAD + 2 others
Jamaica 55.67 UNCTAD + 2 others
Indonesia 55.33 UNCTAD + 2 others
Haiti 55.28 UNCTAD + 2 others
Slovenia 54.54 UNCTAD + 2 others
Syrian Arab Republic 54.16 UNCTAD + 2 others
Kiribati 54.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
Romania 54 UNCTAD + 2 others
Slovakia 53.73 UNCTAD + 2 others
Mauritania 53.67 UNCTAD + 2 others
Trinidad and Tobago 53.18 UNCTAD + 2 others
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 52.2 UNCTAD + 2 others
Turkmenistan 51.59 UNCTAD + 2 others
Liberia 51.15 UNCTAD + 2 others
Guatemala 51.05 UNCTAD + 2 others
Côte d'Ivoire 50.78 UNCTAD + 2 others
Uzbekistan 50.48 UNCTAD + 2 others
Nigeria 50.34 UNCTAD + 2 others
Namibia 50.03 UNCTAD + 2 others
Thailand 49.95 UNCTAD + 2 others
Bosnia and Herzegovina 48.25 UNCTAD + 2 others
Benin 47.31 UNCTAD + 2 others
Senegal 47.19 UNCTAD + 2 others
Philippines 46.91 UNCTAD + 2 others
Belize 45.72 UNCTAD + 2 others
Somalia 44.97 UNCTAD + 2 others
Democratic Republic of the Congo 44.46 UNCTAD + 2 others
Zambia 43.52 UNCTAD + 2 others
Guinea Bissau 43.36 UNCTAD + 2 others
Egypt 42.7 UNCTAD + 2 others
Republic of Moldova 42.63 UNCTAD + 2 others
Mali 42.36 UNCTAD + 2 others
Sierra Leone 42.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
Togo 41.7 UNCTAD + 2 others
Central African Republic 41.36 UNCTAD + 2 others
Bhutan 40.9 UNCTAD + 2 others
Mauritius 40.79 UNCTAD + 2 others
Eritrea 40.08 UNCTAD + 2 others
Maldives 39.81 UNCTAD + 2 others
Madagascar 37.19 UNCTAD + 2 others
Pakistan 36.67 UNCTAD + 2 others
Yemen 36.64 UNCTAD + 2 others
Bangladesh 36.63 UNCTAD + 2 others
Kyrgyzstan 36.35 UNCTAD + 2 others
Grenada 36.27 UNCTAD + 2 others
Guinea 36.14 UNCTAD + 2 others
Mozambique 35.99 UNCTAD + 2 others
Viet Nam 35.92 UNCTAD + 2 others
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 35 UNCTAD + 1 other
Sudan 34.64 UNCTAD + 2 others
India 34.03 UNCTAD + 2 others
United Republic of Tanzania 33.78 UNCTAD + 2 others
Zimbabwe 32.21 UNCTAD + 2 others
Barbados 31.15 UNCTAD + 2 others
Saint Kitts and Nevis 30.78 UNCTAD + 2 others
Myanmar 30.58 UNCTAD + 2 others
Timor-Leste 30.58 UNCTAD + 2 others
Burkina Faso 29.36 UNCTAD + 2 others
Comoros 28.97 UNCTAD + 2 others
Lesotho 28.15 UNCTAD + 2 others
Tajikistan 27.13 UNCTAD + 2 others
Kenya 27.03 UNCTAD + 2 others
Guyana 26.61 UNCTAD + 2 others
Afghanistan 25.5 UNCTAD + 2 others
Vanuatu 25.27 UNCTAD + 2 others
Antigua and Barbuda 24.6 UNCTAD + 2 others
Eswatini 23.8 UNCTAD + 2 others
Uganda 23.77 UNCTAD + 2 others
Solomon Islands 23.75 UNCTAD + 2 others
Cambodia 23.39 UNCTAD + 2 others
Tonga 23.13 UNCTAD + 2 others
Chad 23.06 UNCTAD + 2 others
Micronesia (Federated States of) 22.7 UNCTAD + 2 others
Ethiopia 20.76 UNCTAD + 2 others
Nepal 19.74 UNCTAD + 2 others
South Sudan 19.62 UNCTAD + 2 others
Saint Lucia 18.68 UNCTAD + 2 others
Sri Lanka 18.48 UNCTAD + 2 others
Samoa 18.24 UNCTAD + 2 others
Rwanda 17.21 UNCTAD + 2 others
Malawi 16.94 UNCTAD + 2 others
Niger 16.43 UNCTAD + 2 others
Liechtenstein 14.34 WB + 1 other
Papua New Guinea 13.17 UNCTAD + 2 others
Burundi 13.03 UNCTAD + 2 others

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