Canada Rural Population 1960-2022

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.
  • Canada rural population for 2020 was 7,007,406, a 0.66% increase from 2019.
  • Canada rural population for 2019 was 6,961,543, a 1.04% increase from 2018.
  • Canada rural population for 2018 was 6,890,046, a 1.09% increase from 2017.
  • Canada rural population for 2017 was 6,815,698, a 0.94% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,119,368
Germany 18,768,241
Italy 17,247,441
Poland 15,164,002
France 12,821,248
United Kingdom 10,819,646
Japan 10,341,204
South Korea 9,623,938
Spain 9,086,766
Canada 7,007,406
Saudi Arabia 5,470,303
Austria 3,678,525
Argentina 3,579,773
Australia 3,534,280
Portugal 3,471,945
Czech Republic 2,775,187
Hungary 2,735,589
Slovak Republic 2,524,162
Chile 2,346,132
Switzerland 2,252,934
Greece 2,173,649
Ireland 1,815,432
Croatia 1,717,915
Panama 1,362,863
Netherlands 1,354,130
UAE 1,281,005
Sweden 1,244,794
Slovenia 942,579
Norway 915,909
Lithuania 893,018
Finland 801,014
Oman 700,833
Denmark 693,004
Israel 683,249
New Zealand 676,263
Trinidad and Tobago 654,766
Latvia 602,505
Estonia 409,580
Cyprus 400,590
Belgium 221,991
Puerto Rico 205,025
Barbados 197,737
Bahrain 178,564
Uruguay 155,797
Channel Islands 120,027
French Polynesia 106,814
Brunei 95,153
New Caledonia 77,460
Antigua and Barbuda 74,001
Bahamas 65,889
Aruba 60,112
Luxembourg 54,041
Seychelles 41,801
Isle of Man 40,052
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,786
Liechtenstein 32,639
Faroe Islands 28,147
Malta 27,609
Iceland 22,359
Qatar 22,040
Curacao 16,955
British Virgin Islands 15,568
Andorra 9,337
Guam 8,544
Greenland 7,169
Northern Mariana Islands 4,721
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,316
Palau 3,440
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,476
San Marino 849
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Canada Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 7,007,406 18.44 0.66%
2019 6,961,543 18.52 1.03%
2018 6,890,046 18.59 1.08%
2017 6,815,698 18.65 0.93%
2016 6,752,474 18.70 0.91%
2015 6,691,082 18.74 0.53%
2014 6,655,859 18.78 0.79%
2013 6,603,314 18.82 0.84%
2012 6,548,144 18.86 0.87%
2011 6,491,507 18.90 0.14%
2010 6,482,352 19.06 0.18%
2009 6,470,872 19.24 0.21%
2008 6,457,255 19.42 0.15%
2007 6,447,564 19.60 0.04%
2006 6,444,858 19.79 0.55%
2005 6,409,413 19.88 0.56%
2004 6,373,758 19.96 0.54%
2003 6,339,248 20.03 0.51%
2002 6,307,139 20.11 0.70%
2001 6,263,120 20.19 -0.54%
2000 6,297,326 20.52 -0.88%
1999 6,352,957 20.90 -0.98%
1998 6,415,815 21.28 -0.96%
1997 6,477,628 21.66 -0.79%
1996 6,528,757 22.05 -0.20%
1995 6,541,741 22.33 -0.13%
1994 6,550,090 22.59 -0.06%
1993 6,553,895 22.85 -0.05%
1992 6,557,450 23.11 0.04%
1991 6,555,149 23.38 1.08%
1990 6,484,711 23.42 1.42%
1989 6,393,132 23.44 1.71%
1988 6,284,808 23.46 1.21%
1987 6,209,133 23.48 1.23%
1986 6,133,043 23.50 0.37%
1985 6,110,627 23.65 0.24%
1984 6,095,759 23.81 0.27%
1983 6,079,070 23.97 0.32%
1982 6,059,713 24.13 0.52%
1981 6,028,261 24.29 1.03%
1980 5,966,378 24.34 1.13%
1979 5,899,610 24.38 0.83%
1978 5,851,095 24.42 0.83%
1977 5,802,629 24.46 1.01%
1976 5,744,499 24.50 1.76%
1975 5,644,413 24.39 1.95%
1974 5,535,266 24.27 1.89%
1973 5,431,539 24.15 1.72%
1972 5,338,874 24.03 1.66%
1971 5,251,122 23.91 1.14%
1970 5,191,541 24.35 -0.61%
1969 5,223,145 24.84 -0.63%
1968 5,256,115 25.34 -0.37%
1967 5,275,481 25.85 -0.17%
1966 5,284,252 26.36 -0.94%
1965 5,334,312 27.11 -1.04%
1964 5,390,322 27.89 -0.94%
1963 5,441,341 28.69 -0.93%
1962 5,492,247 29.51 -0.90%
1961 5,541,960 30.33 0.02%
1960 5,540,868 30.94 %