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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 20 countries was 76.31 percent. The highest value was in Uruguay: 95.69 percent and the lowest value was in Guatemala: 52.67 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
Uruguay 95.69 1 1960 - 2022
Puerto Rico 93.61 2 1960 - 2022
Argentina 92.35 3 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 88.38 4 1960 - 2022
Chile 87.91 5 1960 - 2022
Brazil 87.56 6 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 83.85 7 1960 - 2022
Colombia 82.05 8 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 82.04 9 1960 - 2022
Mexico 81.3 10 1960 - 2022
Peru 78.71 11 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 74.77 12 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 70.83 13 1960 - 2022
Panama 69.14 14 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 64.57 15 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 62.82 16 1960 - 2022
Honduras 59.6 17 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 59.56 18 1960 - 2022
Haiti 58.82 19 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 52.67 20 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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