Congo, Dem. Rep. Urban Population 1960-2022

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.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. urban population for 2020 was 40,874,034, a 4.55% increase from 2019.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. urban population for 2019 was 39,095,679, a 4.6% increase from 2018.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. urban population for 2018 was 37,376,674, a 4.64% increase from 2017.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. urban population for 2017 was 35,717,778, a 4.68% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
Congo, Dem. Rep. 40,874,034
Ethiopia 24,941,349
Tanzania 21,042,571
North Korea 16,081,083
Mozambique 11,587,640
Uganda 11,414,209
Yemen 11,306,428
Madagascar 10,670,457
Afghanistan 10,131,490
Syrian Arab Republic 9,708,489
Mali 8,891,939
Senegal 8,057,514
Somalia 7,333,290
Haiti 6,509,478
Burkina Faso 6,397,866
Nepal 5,995,190
Benin 5,869,446
Guinea 4,842,717
Zimbabwe 4,792,105
Niger 4,024,595
Chad 3,863,362
Togo 3,543,299
Sierra Leone 3,423,961
Malawi 3,333,777
Liberia 2,634,493
Tajikistan 2,623,424
South Sudan 2,261,021
Rwanda 2,257,829
Central African Republic 2,038,064
Burundi 1,629,988
Gambia 1,512,397
Guinea-Bissau 869,776
Comoros 255,487
Congo, Dem. Rep. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 40,874,034 45.64 4.45%
2019 39,095,679 45.05 4.50%
2018 37,376,674 44.46 4.54%
2017 35,717,778 43.88 4.57%
2016 34,121,209 43.31 4.60%
2015 32,586,913 42.74 4.62%
2014 31,115,108 42.18 4.64%
2013 29,704,529 41.63 4.65%
2012 28,355,104 41.08 4.66%
2011 27,065,208 40.54 4.66%
2010 25,833,935 40.01 4.64%
2009 24,661,566 39.49 4.63%
2008 23,545,867 38.98 4.60%
2007 22,487,133 38.47 4.57%
2006 21,483,250 37.97 4.52%
2005 20,534,301 37.48 4.48%
2004 19,635,482 37.00 4.43%
2003 18,783,708 36.53 4.37%
2002 17,981,231 36.06 4.24%
2001 17,234,262 35.59 4.08%
2000 16,544,510 35.12 3.88%
1999 15,915,279 34.66 3.69%
1998 15,338,241 34.20 3.65%
1997 14,788,171 33.74 3.82%
1996 14,233,457 33.29 4.17%
1995 13,652,805 32.84 4.61%
1994 13,037,938 32.39 5.02%
1993 12,400,107 31.95 5.28%
1992 11,762,424 31.51 5.30%
1991 11,155,613 31.07 5.08%
1990 10,602,701 30.63 4.79%
1989 10,107,029 30.20 4.52%
1988 9,660,137 29.78 4.30%
1987 9,253,674 29.35 4.16%
1986 8,876,846 28.93 4.10%
1985 8,520,033 28.51 4.04%
1984 8,182,625 28.10 3.42%
1983 7,907,634 27.84 3.37%
1982 7,645,261 27.58 3.41%
1981 7,389,311 27.33 3.49%
1980 7,135,883 27.07 3.61%
1979 6,882,720 26.82 3.74%
1978 6,630,163 26.57 3.82%
1977 6,381,643 26.32 3.83%
1976 6,141,743 26.07 3.78%
1975 5,913,935 25.82 3.71%
1974 5,698,654 25.58 3.65%
1973 5,494,407 25.33 3.62%
1972 5,299,138 25.09 3.64%
1971 5,109,552 24.85 3.69%
1970 4,924,315 24.61 3.77%
1969 4,742,358 24.37 3.82%
1968 4,564,674 24.13 3.85%
1967 4,392,306 23.90 3.83%
1966 4,227,233 23.67 3.78%
1965 4,070,458 23.43 3.71%
1964 3,922,365 23.20 3.64%
1963 3,782,270 22.98 3.58%
1962 3,649,210 22.75 3.55%
1961 3,522,079 22.52 3.52%
1960 3,400,361 22.30 %