Afghanistan Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2019 was 9,797,273, a 3.38% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2018 was 9,477,100, a 3.41% increase from 2017.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2017 was 9,164,841, a 3.52% increase from 2016.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2016 was 8,852,859, a 3.72% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Afghanistan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 9,797,273 25.75 3.32%
2018 9,477,100 25.50 3.35%
2017 9,164,841 25.25 3.46%
2016 8,852,859 25.02 3.65%
2015 8,535,606 24.80 3.95%
2014 8,204,877 24.59 4.23%
2013 7,865,067 24.37 4.37%
2012 7,528,588 24.16 4.29%
2011 7,212,518 23.95 4.03%
2010 6,927,764 23.74 3.63%
2009 6,680,732 23.53 3.29%
2008 6,464,835 23.32 3.16%
2007 6,263,747 23.11 3.39%
2006 6,055,019 22.91 3.89%
2005 5,824,291 22.70 4.58%
2004 5,563,504 22.50 4.98%
2003 5,293,385 22.35 5.08%
2002 5,031,157 22.26 4.91%
2001 4,790,053 22.17 4.31%
2000 4,587,798 22.08 3.39%
1999 4,434,762 21.99 2.59%
1998 4,321,584 21.90 2.36%
1997 4,220,821 21.81 3.05%
1996 4,093,835 21.71 4.43%
1995 3,916,248 21.62 6.30%
1994 3,677,087 21.53 8.08%
1993 3,391,712 21.44 9.21%
1992 3,093,388 21.36 8.96%
1991 2,828,169 21.27 7.32%
1990 2,628,554 21.18 4.90%
1989 2,502,909 21.09 2.56%
1988 2,439,549 21.00 3.43%
1987 2,357,345 20.31 2.21%
1986 2,305,807 19.65 1.66%
1985 2,267,901 19.00 1.18%
1984 2,241,318 18.37 0.73%
1983 2,225,071 17.75 0.73%
1982 2,208,967 17.15 1.25%
1981 2,181,492 16.56 2.09%
1980 2,136,374 16.00 3.11%
1979 2,070,935 15.44 3.61%
1978 1,997,578 14.97 4.37%
1977 1,912,078 14.52 4.85%
1976 1,821,611 14.07 5.11%
1975 1,730,928 13.64 5.34%
1974 1,640,868 13.22 5.63%
1973 1,551,037 12.81 5.82%
1972 1,463,290 12.41 5.90%
1971 1,379,463 12.02 5.86%
1970 1,300,947 11.64 5.75%
1969 1,228,273 11.28 5.60%
1968 1,161,355 10.92 5.49%
1967 1,099,272 10.57 5.43%
1966 1,041,191 10.23 5.44%
1965 986,074 9.90 5.41%
1964 934,135 9.59 5.38%
1963 885,228 9.28 5.32%
1962 839,385 8.98 5.27%
1961 796,272 8.68 5.21%
1960 755,836 8.40 %