Botswana 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.
  • Botswana rural population for 2020 was 684,864, a 0.33% decline from 2019.
  • Botswana rural population for 2019 was 687,149, a 0.23% decline from 2018.
  • Botswana rural population for 2018 was 688,708, a 0.21% decline from 2017.
  • Botswana rural population for 2017 was 690,189, a 0.35% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Botswana Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 684,864 29.12 -0.33%
2019 687,149 29.83 -0.23%
2018 688,708 30.55 -0.21%
2017 690,189 31.30 -0.35%
2016 692,623 32.07 -0.57%
2015 696,549 32.85 -0.84%
2014 702,444 33.63 -1.08%
2013 710,095 34.43 -1.19%
2012 718,575 35.23 -1.34%
2011 728,267 36.14 -2.53%
2010 746,913 37.59 -2.14%
2009 763,094 39.06 -1.79%
2008 776,905 40.56 -1.55%
2007 789,043 42.07 -1.44%
2006 800,457 43.60 0.99%
2005 792,601 44.06 0.85%
2004 785,874 44.51 0.75%
2003 779,971 44.97 0.71%
2002 774,417 45.43 0.66%
2001 769,312 45.94 0.07%
2000 768,768 46.78 0.24%
1999 766,935 47.63 0.40%
1998 763,882 48.48 0.54%
1997 759,783 49.32 0.64%
1996 754,920 50.17 0.71%
1995 749,557 51.02 0.77%
1994 743,804 51.87 0.85%
1993 737,527 52.71 0.99%
1992 730,272 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 774,443 64.53 -0.81%
1987 780,704 67.60 -0.35%
1986 783,407 70.52 -0.04%
1985 783,749 73.28 0.16%
1984 782,460 75.86 0.35%
1983 779,736 78.28 0.58%
1982 775,207 80.51 1.05%
1981 767,106 82.45 2.27%
1980 749,902 83.52 2.50%
1979 731,359 84.54 2.70%
1978 711,851 85.51 2.85%
1977 691,884 86.43 2.89%
1976 672,156 87.30 2.85%
1975 653,244 88.12 2.79%
1974 635,298 88.89 2.71%
1973 618,287 89.62 2.60%
1972 602,421 90.31 2.39%
1971 588,191 91.00 1.65%
1970 578,539 92.17 1.55%
1969 569,668 93.19 1.42%
1968 561,655 94.09 1.34%
1967 554,169 94.88 1.38%
1966 546,579 95.56 1.49%
1965 538,498 96.16 1.65%
1964 529,692 96.68 2.10%
1963 518,705 96.83 2.21%
1962 507,362 96.87 2.10%
1961 496,810 96.90 1.92%
1960 487,349 96.94 %