Canada Urban Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Canada urban population for 2019 was 30,628,482, a 1.52% increase from 2018.
  • Canada urban population for 2018 was 30,169,097, a 1.48% increase from 2017.
  • Canada urban population for 2017 was 29,727,992, a 1.26% increase from 2016.
  • Canada urban population for 2016 was 29,357,013, a 1.19% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,272
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
Canada Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 30,628,482 81.48 1.51%
2018 30,169,097 81.41 1.47%
2017 29,727,992 81.35 1.26%
2016 29,357,013 81.30 1.18%
2015 29,011,826 81.26 0.80%
2014 28,781,576 81.22 1.05%
2013 28,479,640 81.18 1.11%
2012 28,166,078 81.14 1.14%
2011 27,847,821 81.10 1.18%
2010 27,522,537 80.94 1.33%
2009 27,158,023 80.76 1.36%
2008 26,789,863 80.58 1.31%
2007 26,441,461 80.40 1.20%
2006 26,126,316 80.21 1.12%
2005 25,834,340 80.12 1.04%
2004 25,566,897 80.05 1.03%
2003 25,304,780 79.97 1.00%
2002 25,052,940 79.89 1.19%
2001 24,757,782 79.81 1.50%
2000 24,388,404 79.48 1.40%
1999 24,048,329 79.10 1.29%
1998 23,739,358 78.72 1.32%
1997 23,428,320 78.34 1.49%
1996 23,081,461 77.95 1.40%
1995 22,760,570 77.68 1.37%
1994 22,450,573 77.41 1.43%
1993 22,130,869 77.15 1.44%
1992 21,813,814 76.89 1.53%
1991 21,482,271 76.62 1.29%
1990 21,206,427 76.58 1.53%
1989 20,883,649 76.56 1.82%
1988 20,506,939 76.54 1.32%
1987 20,237,468 76.52 1.34%
1986 19,967,235 76.50 1.19%
1985 19,731,489 76.35 1.12%
1984 19,511,294 76.20 1.15%
1983 19,287,381 76.04 1.20%
1982 19,057,229 75.87 1.40%
1981 18,791,654 75.71 1.30%
1980 18,549,289 75.66 1.34%
1979 18,301,934 75.62 1.04%
1978 18,112,108 75.58 1.05%
1977 17,923,214 75.54 1.22%
1976 17,705,309 75.50 1.17%
1975 17,498,862 75.61 1.30%
1974 17,272,703 75.73 1.24%
1973 17,060,238 75.85 1.06%
1972 16,879,589 75.97 1.00%
1971 16,710,910 76.09 3.52%
1970 16,132,459 75.65 2.05%
1969 15,804,855 75.16 2.03%
1968 15,487,885 74.66 2.29%
1967 15,136,519 74.16 2.49%
1966 14,763,748 73.64 2.89%
1965 14,343,688 72.89 2.89%
1964 13,934,678 72.11 3.00%
1963 13,522,659 71.31 3.01%
1962 13,121,753 70.49 3.04%
1961 12,729,040 69.67 2.88%
1960 12,368,141 69.06 %