* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 196 countries was 61.03 percent. The highest value was in Bermuda: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 13.58 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
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Countries Percent urban population, 2022 Global rank Available data
Bermuda 100 1 1960 - 2022
Gibraltar 100 2 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 100 3 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 100 4 1960 - 2022
Macao 100 5 1960 - 2022
Monaco 100 6 1960 - 2022
Singapore 100 7 1960 - 2022
Qatar 99.32 8 1960 - 2022
Belgium 98.15 9 1960 - 2022
San Marino 97.73 10 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 95.69 11 1960 - 2022
Malta 94.88 12 1960 - 2022
Iceland 93.99 13 1960 - 2022
Puerto Rico 93.61 14 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 92.89 15 1960 - 2022
Israel 92.76 16 1960 - 2022
Argentina 92.35 17 1960 - 2022
Japan 91.96 18 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 91.88 19 1960 - 2022
Jordan 91.83 20 1960 - 2022
Gabon 90.74 21 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 89.74 22 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 89.26 23 1960 - 2022
Sweden 88.49 24 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 88.38 25 1960 - 2022
Denmark 88.37 26 1960 - 2022
Chile 87.91 27 1960 - 2022
Andorra 87.81 28 1960 - 2022
Oman 87.75 29 1960 - 2022
Brazil 87.56 30 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 87.54 31 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 86.88 32 1960 - 2022
Australia 86.49 33 1960 - 2022
Finland 85.68 34 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 84.73 35 1960 - 2022
UK 84.4 36 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 83.85 37 1960 - 2022
Norway 83.66 38 1960 - 2022
Bahamas 83.49 39 1960 - 2022
USA 83.08 40 1960 - 2022
Colombia 82.05 41 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 82.04 42 1960 - 2022
Palau 81.96 43 1960 - 2022
Canada 81.75 44 1960 - 2022
France 81.51 45 1960 - 2022
South Korea 81.43 46 1960 - 2022
Libya 81.3 47 1960 - 2022
Mexico 81.3 48 1960 - 2022
Spain 81.3 49 1960 - 2022
Greece 80.36 50 1960 - 2022
Belarus 80.33 51 1960 - 2022
Brunei 78.85 52 1960 - 2022
Peru 78.71 53 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 78.38 54 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 78.21 55 1960 - 2022
Germany 77.65 56 1960 - 2022
Palestine 77.29 57 1960 - 2022
Turkey 77.02 58 1960 - 2022
Iran 76.81 59 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 76.36 60 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 75.75 61 1960 - 2022
Russia 75.13 62 1960 - 2022
Algeria 74.77 63 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 74.77 64 1960 - 2022
Czechia 74.38 65 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 74.09 66 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 74.01 67 1960 - 2022
Hungary 72.55 68 1960 - 2022
N. Caledonia 72.32 69 1960 - 2022
Botswana 72.22 70 1960 - 2022
Dominica 71.7 71 1960 - 2022
Italy 71.66 72 1960 - 2022
Iraq 71.35 73 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 70.83 74 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 70.21 75 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 69.92 76 1960 - 2022
Estonia 69.61 77 1960 - 2022
Panama 69.14 78 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 68.93 79 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 68.74 80 1960 - 2022
Latvia 68.54 81 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 68.46 82 1960 - 2022
South Africa 68.33 83 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 68.16 84 1960 - 2022
Angola 68.08 85 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 67.54 86 1960 - 2022
Portugal 67.38 87 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 66.91 88 1960 - 2022
Suriname 66.31 89 1960 - 2022
Tuvalu 65.53 90 1960 - 2022
Morocco 64.6 91 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 64.57 92 1960 - 2022
Ireland 64.18 93 1960 - 2022
Gambia 63.85 94 1960 - 2022
Albania 63.8 95 1960 - 2022
Armenia 63.57 96 1960 - 2022
China 63.56 97 1960 - 2022
North Korea 62.92 98 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 62.82 99 1960 - 2022
Georgia 60.3 100 1960 - 2022
Poland 60.13 101 1960 - 2022
Honduras 59.6 102 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 59.56 103 1960 - 2022
Austria 59.26 104 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 59.12 105 1960 - 2022
Haiti 58.82 106 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 58.73 107 1960 - 2022
Ghana 58.62 108 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 58.4 109 1960 - 2022
Fiji 58.23 110 1960 - 2022
Croatia 58.22 111 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 57.99 112 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 57.93 113 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 57.17 114 1960 - 2022
Kiribati 57.06 115 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 57.01 116 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 56.92 117 1960 - 2022
Serbia 56.87 118 1960 - 2022
Syria 56.77 119 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 55.75 120 1960 - 2022
Romania 54.49 121 1960 - 2022
Namibia 53.96 122 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 53.91 123 1960 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 53.88 124 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 53.52 125 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 53.49 126 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 53.34 127 1960 - 2022
Liberia 53.06 128 1960 - 2022
Thailand 52.89 129 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 52.67 130 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 52.66 131 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 50.47 132 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 49.84 133 1960 - 2022
Benin 49.53 134 1960 - 2022
Senegal 49.09 135 1960 - 2022
Philippines 47.98 136 1960 - 2022
Somalia 47.32 137 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 46.84 138 1960 - 2022
Belize 46.4 139 1960 - 2022
Zambia 45.76 140 1960 - 2022
Mali 45.44 141 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 45.04 142 1960 - 2022
Aruba 44.05 143 1960 - 2022
Togo 43.92 144 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 43.83 145 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 43.69 146 1960 - 2022
Moldova 43.17 147 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 43.12 148 1960 - 2022
Egypt 42.97 149 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 42.78 150 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 42.63 151 1960 - 2022
Maldives 41.54 152 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 40.81 153 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 39.88 154 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 39.71 155 1960 - 2022
Yemen 39.19 156 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 38.77 157 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 38.19 158 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 37.73 159 1960 - 2022
Guinea 37.67 160 1960 - 2022
Laos 37.59 161 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 37.46 162 1960 - 2022
Grenada 36.87 163 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 36.68 164 1960 - 2022
Sudan 35.96 165 1960 - 2022
India 35.87 166 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 32.4 167 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 31.88 168 1960 - 2022
Burma 31.77 169 1960 - 2022
Barbados 31.32 170 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 29.94 171 1960 - 2022
Comoros 29.86 172 1960 - 2022
Kenya 29 173 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 27.97 174 1960 - 2022
Guyana 27.02 175 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 26.62 176 1960 - 2022
Uganda 26.16 177 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 25.82 178 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 25.58 179 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 25.11 180 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 24.58 181 1960 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 24.35 182 1960 - 2022
Chad 24.06 183 1960 - 2022
Micronesia 23.22 184 1960 - 2022
Tonga 23.13 185 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 22.66 186 1960 - 2022
Nepal 21.45 187 1960 - 2022
Saint Lucia 19.05 188 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 19.03 189 1960 - 2022
Malawi 17.98 190 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 17.72 191 1960 - 2022
Samoa 17.62 192 1960 - 2022
Niger 16.89 193 1960 - 2022
Liechtenstein 14.54 194 1960 - 2022
Burundi 14.42 195 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 13.58 196 1960 - 2022



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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