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 2020 was 861,289,359, a 2.18% increase from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
China 861,289,359
Brazil 185,081,854
Russia 107,723,564
Mexico 104,088,701
Turkey 64,186,247
Iran 63,728,813
Colombia 41,431,388
South Africa 39,946,775
Thailand 35,898,129
Algeria 32,332,690
Iraq 28,514,939
Peru 25,815,966
Venezuela 25,102,966
Malaysia 24,973,604
Ecuador 11,320,846
Kazakhstan 10,815,873
Romania 10,451,921
Jordan 9,327,507
Dominican Republic 8,953,860
Cuba 8,743,468
Guatemala 8,738,685
Belarus 7,470,497
Lebanon 6,069,524
Azerbaijan 5,701,802
Libya 5,544,510
Bulgaria 5,242,987
Paraguay 4,435,221
Costa Rica 4,114,567
Serbia 3,899,416
Turkmenistan 3,167,338
Gabon 2,005,203
Armenia 1,876,112
Albania 1,762,579
Jamaica 1,667,459
Botswana 1,666,761
Bosnia 1,608,256
Namibia 1,322,115
North Macedonia 1,218,402
Equatorial Guinea 1,025,582
Mauritius 515,916
Fiji 513,187
Montenegro 419,585
Suriname 388,053
Maldives 219,833
Guyana 210,688
Belize 183,005
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,837
Dominica 51,178
American Samoa 48,106
Marshall Islands 46,049
Grenada 41,111
Samoa 35,494
St. Lucia 34,598
Tonga 24,415
Nauru 10,834
Tuvalu 7,549
China Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 861,289,359 61.43 2.15%
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 %