Burkina Faso Urban Population 1960-2020

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.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2019 was 6,092,349, a 5.06% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2018 was 5,798,656, a 5.11% increase from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2017 was 5,516,726, a 5.16% increase from 2016.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2016 was 5,245,972, a 5.22% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Burkina Faso Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 6,092,349 29.98 4.94%
2018 5,798,656 29.36 4.98%
2017 5,516,726 28.74 5.03%
2016 5,245,972 28.13 5.09%
2015 4,985,855 27.53 5.13%
2014 4,736,618 26.93 5.17%
2013 4,497,993 26.35 5.20%
2012 4,269,913 25.77 5.24%
2011 4,051,998 25.20 5.27%
2010 3,844,033 24.63 5.29%
2009 3,645,825 24.08 5.32%
2008 3,457,080 23.53 5.34%
2007 3,277,395 23.00 5.91%
2006 3,089,300 22.34 6.65%
2005 2,890,681 21.54 6.65%
2004 2,704,755 20.76 6.66%
2003 2,530,418 20.00 6.66%
2002 2,367,405 19.26 6.68%
2001 2,214,526 18.54 6.69%
2000 2,071,321 17.84 6.72%
1999 1,936,788 17.17 6.72%
1998 1,810,936 16.51 6.73%
1997 1,693,155 15.88 5.78%
1996 1,598,129 15.41 4.57%
1995 1,526,699 15.13 4.55%
1994 1,458,745 14.86 4.54%
1993 1,393,993 14.59 4.53%
1992 1,332,276 14.33 4.52%
1991 1,273,347 14.07 4.51%
1990 1,217,244 13.82 4.50%
1989 1,163,681 13.56 4.48%
1988 1,112,726 13.32 4.47%
1987 1,064,070 13.07 4.46%
1986 1,017,667 12.83 6.55%
1985 953,160 12.33 9.20%
1984 869,407 11.54 9.26%
1983 792,524 10.80 9.27%
1982 722,340 10.09 9.24%
1981 658,561 9.43 9.19%
1980 600,751 8.81 9.14%
1979 548,277 8.22 9.06%
1978 500,783 7.67 9.02%
1977 457,588 7.15 8.96%
1976 418,353 6.67 6.86%
1975 390,629 6.35 3.87%
1974 375,811 6.22 3.81%
1973 361,759 6.10 3.78%
1972 348,345 5.98 3.77%
1971 335,447 5.86 3.72%
1970 323,190 5.75 3.73%
1969 311,347 5.63 3.73%
1968 299,959 5.52 3.68%
1967 289,111 5.41 3.65%
1966 278,745 5.30 3.56%
1965 268,990 5.20 3.48%
1964 259,788 5.10 3.43%
1963 251,039 4.99 3.37%
1962 242,709 4.89 3.34%
1961 234,744 4.80 3.36%
1960 226,977 4.70 3.38%