Botswana Rural Population 1960-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Botswana rural population for 2018 was 688,726, a 0.21% decline from 2017.
  • Botswana rural population for 2017 was 690,205, a 0.35% decline from 2016.
  • Botswana rural population for 2016 was 692,629, a 0.56% decline from 2015.
  • Botswana rural population for 2015 was 696,549, a 0.84% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Botswana Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2018 688,726 30.55 -0.21%
2017 690,205 31.30 -0.35%
2016 692,629 32.07 -0.56%
2015 696,549 32.85 -0.84%
2014 702,443 33.63 -1.08%
2013 710,090 34.43 -1.19%
2012 718,575 35.23 -1.34%
2011 728,266 36.14 -2.53%
2010 746,913 37.59 -2.14%
2009 763,095 39.06 -1.79%
2008 776,907 40.56 -1.55%
2007 789,043 42.07 -1.44%
2006 800,456 43.60 0.99%
2005 792,602 44.06 0.85%
2004 785,871 44.51 0.75%
2003 779,976 44.97 0.72%
2002 774,419 45.43 0.66%
2001 769,314 45.94 0.07%
2000 768,768 46.78 0.24%
1999 766,937 47.63 0.40%
1998 763,881 48.48 0.54%
1997 759,784 49.32 0.64%
1996 754,923 50.17 0.71%
1995 749,558 51.02 0.77%
1994 743,803 51.87 0.85%
1993 737,527 52.71 0.99%
1992 730,279 53.56 0.64%
1991 725,604 54.71 -2.93%
1990 747,181 58.07 -2.16%
1989 763,516 61.35 -1.42%
1988 774,439 64.53 -0.81%
1987 780,705 67.60 -0.35%
1986 783,404 70.52 -0.04%
1985 783,747 73.28 0.16%
1984 782,460 75.86 0.35%
1983 779,741 78.28 0.58%
1982 775,220 80.51 1.05%
1981 767,103 82.45 2.27%
1980 749,908 83.52 2.50%
1979 731,360 84.54 2.70%
1978 711,851 85.51 2.85%
1977 691,881 86.43 2.89%
1976 672,153 87.30 2.85%
1975 653,252 88.12 2.79%
1974 635,307 88.89 2.71%
1973 618,292 89.62 2.60%
1972 602,417 90.31 2.39%
1971 588,189 91.00 1.65%
1970 578,540 92.17 1.55%
1969 569,670 93.19 1.42%
1968 561,655 94.09 1.34%
1967 554,163 94.88 1.38%
1966 546,586 95.56 1.49%
1965 538,496 96.16 1.65%
1964 529,695 96.68 2.10%
1963 518,698 96.83 2.21%
1962 507,363 96.87 2.10%
1961 496,807 96.90 1.92%
1960 487,361 96.94 1.73%