Afghanistan Rural Population 1960-2021

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 2019 was 28,244,481, a 1.98% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan rural population for 2018 was 27,695,286, a 2.08% increase from 2017.
  • Afghanistan rural population for 2017 was 27,131,559, a 2.27% increase from 2016.
  • Afghanistan rural population for 2016 was 26,530,269, a 2.52% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Afghanistan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 28,244,481 74.25 1.96%
2018 27,695,286 74.51 2.06%
2017 27,131,559 74.75 2.24%
2016 26,530,269 74.98 2.49%
2015 25,877,997 75.20 2.79%
2014 25,165,917 75.41 3.07%
2013 24,404,522 75.63 3.21%
2012 23,632,788 75.84 3.13%
2011 22,904,895 76.05 2.87%
2010 22,257,743 76.26 2.47%
2009 21,714,081 76.47 2.13%
2008 21,257,441 76.68 2.00%
2007 20,836,789 76.89 2.23%
2006 20,378,030 77.09 2.73%
2005 19,829,986 77.30 3.42%
2004 19,163,180 77.50 4.13%
2003 18,387,486 77.65 4.55%
2002 17,569,613 77.74 4.38%
2001 16,816,935 77.83 3.79%
2000 16,192,155 77.92 2.86%
1999 15,736,082 78.01 2.05%
1998 15,416,181 78.11 1.83%
1997 15,136,305 78.20 2.52%
1996 14,759,602 78.29 3.90%
1995 14,194,409 78.38 5.77%
1994 13,398,640 78.47 7.55%
1993 12,424,891 78.56 8.68%
1992 11,392,158 78.65 8.43%
1991 10,470,848 78.73 6.79%
1990 9,783,754 78.82 4.36%
1989 9,365,968 78.91 2.02%
1988 9,178,456 79.00 -0.75%
1987 9,247,189 79.69 -1.96%
1986 9,430,372 80.35 -2.51%
1985 9,670,307 81.00 -2.98%
1984 9,962,974 81.64 -3.45%
1983 10,312,659 82.25 -3.44%
1982 10,673,561 82.85 -2.92%
1981 10,990,181 83.44 -2.07%
1980 11,220,137 84.01 -1.06%
1979 11,340,121 84.56 -0.03%
1978 11,343,620 85.03 0.75%
1977 11,259,228 85.48 1.23%
1976 11,121,482 85.93 1.48%
1975 10,958,232 86.36 1.71%
1974 10,772,082 86.78 2.01%
1973 10,557,926 87.19 2.20%
1972 10,327,925 87.59 2.27%
1971 10,095,982 87.98 2.24%
1970 9,872,695 88.36 2.12%
1969 9,665,503 88.73 1.98%
1968 9,475,708 89.08 1.86%
1967 9,300,654 89.43 1.81%
1966 9,133,645 89.77 1.81%
1965 8,970,246 90.10 1.80%
1964 8,810,646 90.41 1.75%
1963 8,657,977 90.72 1.70%
1962 8,512,056 91.02 1.65%
1961 8,373,138 91.32 1.59%
1960 8,241,137 91.60 %