Iran: Percent urban population

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Percent urban population

 Latest value 76.81
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 56.80
 Min - Max 33.74 - 76.81
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Iran during that period was 56.8 percent with a minimum of 33.74 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 76.81 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 76.81 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 61.03 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Iran - Percent urban population - Recent values chart

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Iran - Percent urban population - historical chart - 1960-2022

The data show the percent of the total population that lives in urban areas for Iran and other countries.
Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 88.55 2022 million
 Percent urban population 76.81 2022 percent
 Population density 54 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 7.93 2023 percent
 Percent children 23.25 2023 percent
 Percent female population 49.53 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 22.74 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 45.32 2022 percent
 Refugee population 3,425,091 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 3 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.71 2022 percent
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