Bulgaria Urban Population 1960-2022

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.
  • Bulgaria urban population for 2020 was 5,242,987, a 0.25% decline from 2019.
  • Bulgaria urban population for 2019 was 5,256,027, a 0.25% decline from 2018.
  • Bulgaria urban population for 2018 was 5,269,340, a 0.27% decline from 2017.
  • Bulgaria urban population for 2017 was 5,283,539, a 0.27% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Bulgaria Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 5,242,987 75.69 -0.25%
2019 5,256,027 75.35 -0.25%
2018 5,269,340 75.01 -0.27%
2017 5,283,539 74.67 -0.27%
2016 5,298,039 74.33 -0.24%
2015 5,310,996 73.99 -0.18%
2014 5,320,503 73.65 -0.11%
2013 5,326,274 73.31 -0.10%
2012 5,331,472 72.98 -0.12%
2011 5,337,678 72.64 -0.18%
2010 5,347,166 72.30 -0.19%
2009 5,357,245 71.96 -0.17%
2008 5,366,322 71.62 -0.22%
2007 5,378,166 71.28 -0.25%
2006 5,391,557 70.93 -0.27%
2005 5,406,009 70.58 -0.25%
2004 5,419,782 70.23 -0.25%
2003 5,433,321 69.88 -0.28%
2002 5,448,708 69.52 -1.65%
2001 5,539,603 69.17 -1.60%
2000 5,629,167 68.90 -0.17%
1999 5,638,810 68.68 -0.24%
1998 5,652,100 68.45 -0.34%
1997 5,671,407 68.23 -0.28%
1996 5,687,307 68.01 -0.18%
1995 5,697,800 67.78 -0.11%
1994 5,704,237 67.56 -0.00%
1993 5,704,408 67.33 -0.39%
1992 5,726,692 67.06 -0.57%
1991 5,759,256 66.72 -0.48%
1990 5,786,939 66.38 -1.29%
1989 5,861,908 66.04 -0.65%
1988 5,900,092 65.69 0.64%
1987 5,862,424 65.35 0.68%
1986 5,822,722 65.00 0.60%
1985 5,787,617 64.59 0.76%
1984 5,743,706 64.10 1.01%
1983 5,685,942 63.60 1.04%
1982 5,627,272 63.10 1.09%
1981 5,566,106 62.60 1.14%
1980 5,503,013 62.10 1.84%
1979 5,402,887 61.22 1.60%
1978 5,317,153 60.33 1.61%
1977 5,232,150 59.43 2.05%
1976 5,126,058 58.53 2.09%
1975 5,019,834 57.56 2.31%
1974 4,905,140 56.52 2.54%
1973 4,782,137 55.47 2.44%
1972 4,667,082 54.42 2.43%
1971 4,555,020 53.36 2.56%
1970 4,440,047 52.30 3.11%
1969 4,304,295 51.03 3.28%
1968 4,165,384 49.77 3.29%
1967 4,030,377 48.50 3.27%
1966 3,900,528 47.23 3.83%
1965 3,753,817 45.76 4.67%
1964 3,582,451 43.99 4.89%
1963 3,411,401 42.23 5.01%
1962 3,244,762 40.49 5.20%
1961 3,080,500 38.78 5.39%
1960 2,918,796 37.10 %