China 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.
  • China urban population for 2019 was 842,933,962, a 2.32% increase from 2018.
  • China urban population for 2018 was 823,827,650, a 2.52% increase from 2017.
  • China urban population for 2017 was 803,554,542, a 2.73% increase from 2016.
  • China urban population for 2016 was 782,199,374, a 2.78% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
China 842,933,962
Brazil 183,241,641
Russia 107,683,889
Mexico 102,626,859
Turkey 63,097,818
Iran 62,509,623
Colombia 40,827,302
South Africa 39,149,717
Thailand 35,294,600
Algeria 31,510,100
Iraq 27,783,368
Peru 25,390,339
Venezuela 25,162,368
Malaysia 24,475,766
Ecuador 11,116,711
Kazakhstan 10,652,915
Romania 10,468,793
Jordan 9,213,048
Dominican Republic 8,787,475
Cuba 8,739,135
Guatemala 8,540,945
Belarus 7,482,982
Lebanon 6,084,994
Azerbaijan 5,616,165
Libya 5,448,597
Bulgaria 5,256,027
Paraguay 4,359,150
Costa Rica 4,041,885
Serbia 3,907,243
Turkmenistan 3,092,738
Gabon 1,949,694
Armenia 1,869,848
Albania 1,747,593
Jamaica 1,650,594
Botswana 1,616,550
Bosnia 1,605,144
Namibia 1,273,258
North Macedonia 1,212,740
Equatorial Guinea 984,812
Mauritius 515,980
Fiji 505,048
Montenegro 417,765
Suriname 384,252
Maldives 213,645
Guyana 208,912
Belize 179,039
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,185
Dominica 50,830
American Samoa 48,203
Marshall Islands 45,514
Grenada 40,765
Samoa 35,588
St. Lucia 34,280
Tonga 24,145
Nauru 12,581
Tuvalu 7,362
China Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 842,933,962 60.31 2.29%
2018 823,827,650 59.15 2.49%
2017 803,554,542 57.96 2.69%
2016 782,199,374 56.74 2.74%
2015 761,027,100 55.50 2.77%
2014 740,239,259 54.26 2.83%
2013 719,587,859 53.01 2.88%
2012 699,187,267 51.77 2.94%
2011 678,933,504 50.51 3.06%
2010 658,498,663 49.23 3.26%
2009 637,407,288 47.88 3.34%
2008 616,481,190 46.54 3.43%
2007 595,670,841 45.20 3.51%
2006 575,118,254 43.87 3.67%
2005 554,367,818 42.52 3.88%
2004 533,257,098 41.14 3.98%
2003 512,473,984 39.78 4.08%
2002 491,993,700 38.43 4.20%
2001 471,767,321 37.09 4.06%
2000 452,999,147 35.88 3.65%
1999 436,766,058 34.87 3.77%
1998 420,606,126 33.87 3.91%
1997 404,485,562 32.88 4.01%
1996 388,593,258 31.92 4.09%
1995 373,035,157 30.96 4.16%
1994 357,836,540 30.02 4.25%
1993 342,961,393 29.10 4.30%
1992 328,521,540 28.20 4.43%
1991 314,301,034 27.31 4.60%
1990 300,165,618 26.44 4.31%
1989 287,504,237 25.70 4.40%
1988 275,121,076 24.97 4.51%
1987 262,976,051 24.26 4.53%
1986 251,325,056 23.56 4.44%
1985 240,414,890 22.87 4.34%
1984 230,206,255 22.20 4.32%
1983 220,472,140 21.55 4.47%
1982 210,823,843 20.90 5.30%
1981 199,949,784 20.12 5.13%
1980 189,947,471 19.36 5.16%
1979 180,399,661 18.62 5.26%
1978 171,153,535 17.90 3.48%
1977 165,293,316 17.52 1.71%
1976 162,497,601 17.46 1.89%
1975 159,452,730 17.40 2.39%
1974 155,688,522 17.29 2.69%
1973 151,552,570 17.18 2.28%
1972 148,131,235 17.18 1.83%
1971 145,443,877 17.29 2.12%
1970 142,386,810 17.40 2.03%
1969 139,527,262 17.53 2.01%
1968 136,747,486 17.66 1.88%
1967 134,196,718 17.79 1.84%
1966 131,746,910 17.92 1.84%
1965 129,348,359 18.09 1.21%
1964 127,791,981 18.30 5.33%
1963 121,162,226 17.76 5.49%
1962 114,685,540 17.23 3.87%
1961 110,327,936 16.71 2.05%
1960 108,085,352 16.20 %