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Rural population, percent of total population, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 24 countries was 37.73 percent.The highest value was in Saint Lucia: 81.06 percent and the lowest value was in Bermuda: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Rural population, percent, 2021 Global rank Available data
Saint Lucia 81.06 1 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 75.62 2 1960 - 2021
Barbados 68.75 3 1960 - 2021
Grenada 63.31 4 1960 - 2021
Aruba 56.13 5 1960 - 2021
Belize 53.8 6 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 47.76 7 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 46.74 8 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 46.55 9 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 43.35 10 1960 - 2021
Haiti 42.04 11 1960 - 2021
Honduras 41.02 12 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 40.72 13 1960 - 2021
Panama 31.23 14 1960 - 2021
Dominica 28.6 15 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 25.88 16 1960 - 2021
Mexico 18.98 17 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 18.58 18 1960 - 2021
Canada 18.35 19 1960 - 2021
USA 17.13 20 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 16.79 21 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 16.64 22 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 6.41 23 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 0 24 1960 - 2021


Economic outlook around the world

Definition: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
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