Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas

Percentage of the total population living in areas termed “urban” by that country or by the UN.

Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas

Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas

Geography Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas
WORLD 57
AFRICA 44
NORTHERN AFRICA 53
Algeria 74
Egypt 44
Libya 81
Morocco 64
Sudan 36
Tunisia 70
Western Sahara 87
WESTERN AFRICA 48
Benin 49
Burkina Faso 31
Cape Verde 74
Cote d'Ivoire 52
Gambia 63
Ghana 58
Guinea 37
Guinea-Bissau 45
Liberia 53
Mali 45
Mauritania 56
Niger 17
Nigeria 53
Senegal 49
Sierra Leone 43
Togo 43
EASTERN AFRICA 29
Burundi 14
Comoros 30
Djibouti 78
Eritrea 42
Ethiopia 22
Kenya 28
Madagascar 39
Malawi 18
Mauritius 41
Mayotte 46
Mozambique 38
Reunion 100
Rwanda 18
Seychelles 58
Somalia 47
South Sudan 21
Tanzania 36
Uganda 26
Zambia 45
Zimbabwe 32
MIDDLE AFRICA 51
Angola 67
Cameroon 58
Central African Republic 43
Chad 24
Congo 68
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46
Equatorial Guinea 74
Gabon 90
Sao Tome and Principe 75
SOUTHERN AFRICA 65
Botswana 72
eSwatini 24
Lesotho 29
Namibia 53
South Africa 68
NORTHERN AMERICA 83
Canada 82
United States 83
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 81
CENTRAL AMERICA 75
Belize 46
Costa Rica 81
El Salvador 74
Guatemala 52
Honduras 59
Mexico 81
Nicaragua 59
Panama 69
CARIBBEAN 72
Antigua and Barbuda 24
Bahamas 83
Barbados 31
Cuba 77
Curacao 89
Dominica 71
Dominican Republic 83
Grenada 37
Guadeloupe 99
Haiti 58
Jamaica 57
Martinique 89
Puerto Rico 94
St. Kitts-Nevis 31
Saint Lucia 19
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 53
Trinidad and Tobago 53
SOUTH AMERICA 85
Argentina 92
Bolivia 70
Brazil 87
Chile 88
Colombia 82
Ecuador 64
French Guiana 86
Guyana 27
Paraguay 63
Peru 79
Suriname 66
Uruguay 96
Venezuela 88
ASIA 52
WESTERN ASIA 72
Armenia 64
Azerbaijan 53
Bahrain 90
Cyprus 67
Georgia 59
Iraq 71
Israel 93
Jordan 90
Kuwait 100
Lebanon 89
Oman 87
Palestinian Territory 77
Qatar 99
Saudi Arabia 85
Syria 56
Turkey 77
United Arab Emirates 87
Yemen 39
CENTRAL ASIA 48
Kazakhstan 58
Kyrgyzstan 37
Tajikistan 28
Turkmenistan 53
Uzbekistan 50
SOUTH ASIA 37
Afghanistan 26
Bangladesh 39
Bhutan 43
India 35
Iran 76
Maldives 41
Nepal 21
Pakistan 37
Sri Lanka 19
SOUTHEAST ASIA 51
Brunei 79
Cambodia 25
Indonesia 57
Laos 37
Malaysia 75
Myanmar 31
Philippines 48
Singapore 100
Thailand 59
Timor-Leste 32
Vietnam 37
EAST ASIA 68
China 65
China, Hong Kong SAR 100
China, Macao SAR 100
Japan 92
Korea, North 63
Korea, South 81
Mongolia 69
Taiwan 79
EUROPE 75
NORTHERN EUROPE 83
Denmark 88
Estonia 69
Finland 87
Iceland 94
Ireland 64
Latvia 80
Lithuania 68
Norway 82
Sweden 88
United Kingdom 84
WESTERN EUROPE 80
Austria 59
Belgium 98
France 81
Germany 78
Liechtenstein 14
Luxembourg 92
Monaco 100
Netherlands 93
Switzerland 74
EASTERN EUROPE 70
Belarus 78
Bulgaria 73
Czechia 74
Hungary 72
Moldova 43
Poland 60
Romania 54
Russia 75
Slovakia 54
Ukraine 70
SOUTHERN EUROPE 72
Albania 63
Andorra 88
Bosnia-Herzegovina 49
Croatia 58
Greece 80
Italy 71
Kosovo 42
Malta 95
Montenegro 68
North Macedonia 59
Portugal 67
San Marino 98
Serbia 57
Slovenia 55
Spain 81
OCEANIA 67
Australia 86
Federated States of Micronesia 23
Fiji 58
French Polynesia 62
Guam 95
Kiribati 56
Marshall Islands 78
Nauru 100
New Caledonia 72
New Zealand 87
Palau 81
Papua New Guinea 13
Samoa 18
Solomon Islands 25
Tonga 23
Tuvalu 65
Vanuatu 26
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Geography Percent of Population Living in Urban Areas
WORLD 57
AFRICA 44
NORTHERN AFRICA 53
Algeria 74
Egypt 44
Libya 81
Morocco 64
Sudan 36
Tunisia 70
Western Sahara 87
WESTERN AFRICA 48
Benin 49
Burkina Faso 31
Cape Verde 74
Cote d'Ivoire 52
Gambia 63
Ghana 58
Guinea 37
Guinea-Bissau 45
Liberia 53
Mali 45
Mauritania 56
Niger 17
Nigeria 53
Senegal 49
Sierra Leone 43
Togo 43
EASTERN AFRICA 29
Burundi 14
Comoros 30
Djibouti 78
Eritrea 42
Ethiopia 22
Kenya 28
Madagascar 39
Malawi 18
Mauritius 41
Mayotte 46
Mozambique 38
Reunion 100
Rwanda 18
Seychelles 58
Somalia 47
South Sudan 21
Tanzania 36
Uganda 26
Zambia 45
Zimbabwe 32
MIDDLE AFRICA 51
Angola 67
Cameroon 58
Central African Republic 43
Chad 24
Congo 68
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46
Equatorial Guinea 74
Gabon 90
Sao Tome and Principe 75
SOUTHERN AFRICA 65
Botswana 72
eSwatini 24
Lesotho 29
Namibia 53
South Africa 68
NORTHERN AMERICA 83
Canada 82
United States 83
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 81
CENTRAL AMERICA 75
Belize 46
Costa Rica 81
El Salvador 74
Guatemala 52
Honduras 59
Mexico 81
Nicaragua 59
Panama 69
CARIBBEAN 72
Antigua and Barbuda 24
Bahamas 83
Barbados 31
Cuba 77
Curacao 89
Dominica 71
Dominican Republic 83
Grenada 37
Guadeloupe 99
Haiti 58
Jamaica 57
Martinique 89
Puerto Rico 94
St. Kitts-Nevis 31
Saint Lucia 19
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 53
Trinidad and Tobago 53
SOUTH AMERICA 85
Argentina 92
Bolivia 70
Brazil 87
Chile 88
Colombia 82
Ecuador 64
French Guiana 86
Guyana 27
Paraguay 63
Peru 79
Suriname 66
Uruguay 96
Venezuela 88
ASIA 52
WESTERN ASIA 72
Armenia 64
Azerbaijan 53
Bahrain 90
Cyprus 67
Georgia 59
Iraq 71
Israel 93
Jordan 90
Kuwait 100
Lebanon 89
Oman 87
Palestinian Territory 77
Qatar 99
Saudi Arabia 85
Syria 56
Turkey 77
United Arab Emirates 87
Yemen 39
CENTRAL ASIA 48
Kazakhstan 58
Kyrgyzstan 37
Tajikistan 28
Turkmenistan 53
Uzbekistan 50
SOUTH ASIA 37
Afghanistan 26
Bangladesh 39
Bhutan 43
India 35
Iran 76
Maldives 41
Nepal 21
Pakistan 37
Sri Lanka 19
SOUTHEAST ASIA 51
Brunei 79
Cambodia 25
Indonesia 57
Laos 37
Malaysia 75
Myanmar 31
Philippines 48
Singapore 100
Thailand 59
Timor-Leste 32
Vietnam 37
EAST ASIA 68
China 65
China, Hong Kong SAR 100
China, Macao SAR 100
Japan 92
Korea, North 63
Korea, South 81
Mongolia 69
Taiwan 79
EUROPE 75
NORTHERN EUROPE 83
Denmark 88
Estonia 69
Finland 87
Iceland 94
Ireland 64
Latvia 80
Lithuania 68
Norway 82
Sweden 88
United Kingdom 84
WESTERN EUROPE 80
Austria 59
Belgium 98
France 81
Germany 78
Liechtenstein 14
Luxembourg 92
Monaco 100
Netherlands 93
Switzerland 74
EASTERN EUROPE 70
Belarus 78
Bulgaria 73
Czechia 74
Hungary 72
Moldova 43
Poland 60
Romania 54
Russia 75
Slovakia 54
Ukraine 70
SOUTHERN EUROPE 72
Albania 63
Andorra 88
Bosnia-Herzegovina 49
Croatia 58
Greece 80
Italy 71
Kosovo 42
Malta 95
Montenegro 68
North Macedonia 59
Portugal 67
San Marino 98
Serbia 57
Slovenia 55
Spain 81
OCEANIA 67
Australia 86
Federated States of Micronesia 23
Fiji 58
French Polynesia 62
Guam 95
Kiribati 56
Marshall Islands 78
Nauru 100
New Caledonia 72
New Zealand 87
Palau 81
Papua New Guinea 13
Samoa 18
Solomon Islands 25
Tonga 23
Tuvalu 65
Vanuatu 26

Endnotes

Sources

2022 World Population Data Sheet

2022 World Population Data

For more than 60 years, PRB’s World Population Data Sheet has been one of the most trusted sources for vital demographic data used by government leaders, policymakers, researchers, academics, and decisionmakers around the world. It offers the latest population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries and territories, each carefully researched and vetted by PRB’s expert team of demographers and analysts.  This year features as special focus on the Demographic Impacts of COVID-19.