Afghanistan Rural Population 1960-2022

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. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Afghanistan rural population for 2020 was 28,796,851, a 1.96% increase from 2019.
  • Afghanistan rural population for 2019 was 28,244,483, a 1.98% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan rural population for 2018 was 27,694,940, a 2.08% increase from 2017.
  • Afghanistan rural population for 2017 was 27,131,343, a 2.27% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Afghanistan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 28,796,851 73.97 1.94%
2019 28,244,483 74.25 1.96%
2018 27,694,940 74.51 2.06%
2017 27,131,343 74.75 2.24%
2016 26,530,194 74.98 2.49%
2015 25,877,997 75.20 2.79%
2014 25,165,924 75.41 3.07%
2013 24,404,524 75.63 3.21%
2012 23,632,789 75.84 3.13%
2011 22,904,893 76.05 2.87%
2010 22,257,746 76.26 2.47%
2009 21,714,076 76.47 2.13%
2008 21,257,445 76.68 2.00%
2007 20,836,794 76.89 2.23%
2006 20,378,037 77.09 2.73%
2005 19,829,984 77.30 3.42%
2004 19,163,184 77.50 4.13%
2003 18,387,486 77.65 4.55%
2002 17,569,616 77.74 4.38%
2001 16,816,938 77.83 3.79%
2000 16,192,158 77.92 2.86%
1999 15,736,085 78.01 2.05%
1998 15,416,185 78.11 1.83%
1997 15,136,305 78.20 2.52%
1996 14,759,607 78.29 3.90%
1995 14,194,412 78.38 5.77%
1994 13,398,641 78.47 7.55%
1993 12,424,889 78.56 8.68%
1992 11,392,155 78.65 8.43%
1991 10,470,847 78.73 6.79%
1990 9,783,756 78.82 4.36%
1989 9,365,965 78.91 2.02%
1988 9,178,459 79.00 -0.75%
1987 9,247,192 79.69 -1.96%
1986 9,430,370 80.35 -2.51%
1985 9,670,303 81.00 -2.98%
1984 9,962,985 81.64 -3.45%
1983 10,312,661 82.25 -3.44%
1982 10,673,553 82.85 -2.92%
1981 10,990,186 83.44 -2.07%
1980 11,220,128 84.01 -1.06%
1979 11,340,124 84.56 -0.03%
1978 11,343,621 85.03 0.75%
1977 11,259,217 85.48 1.23%
1976 11,121,482 85.93 1.48%
1975 10,958,235 86.36 1.71%
1974 10,772,091 86.78 2.01%
1973 10,557,926 87.19 2.20%
1972 10,327,931 87.59 2.27%
1971 10,095,986 87.98 2.24%
1970 9,872,705 88.36 2.12%
1969 9,665,499 88.73 1.98%
1968 9,475,709 89.08 1.86%
1967 9,300,663 89.43 1.81%
1966 9,133,649 89.77 1.81%
1965 8,970,244 90.10 1.80%
1964 8,810,638 90.41 1.75%
1963 8,657,973 90.72 1.70%
1962 8,512,057 91.02 1.65%
1961 8,373,135 91.32 1.59%
1960 8,241,132 91.60 %