Germany 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.
  • Germany rural population for 2020 was 18,768,241, a 0.16% decline from 2019.
  • Germany rural population for 2019 was 18,798,952, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Germany rural population for 2018 was 18,809,664, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
  • Germany rural population for 2017 was 18,795,376, a 0.21% 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
Germany Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 18,768,241 22.55 -0.16%
2019 18,798,952 22.62 -0.06%
2018 18,809,664 22.69 0.08%
2017 18,795,376 22.74 0.21%
2016 18,755,733 22.78 0.70%
2015 18,624,547 22.80 0.82%
2014 18,472,108 22.81 0.37%
2013 18,403,327 22.82 0.23%
2012 18,361,215 22.83 0.14%
2011 18,334,806 22.84 -2.70%
2010 18,836,498 23.03 -1.00%
2009 19,025,087 23.23 -1.09%
2008 19,234,290 23.43 -1.03%
2007 19,432,962 23.62 -0.97%
2006 19,622,894 23.82 -0.94%
2005 19,809,155 24.02 -0.89%
2004 19,986,263 24.22 -0.85%
2003 20,157,322 24.42 -0.77%
2002 20,313,617 24.63 -0.66%
2001 20,447,486 24.83 -0.65%
2000 20,581,651 25.04 -0.69%
1999 20,723,743 25.24 -0.75%
1998 20,880,191 25.45 -0.80%
1997 21,048,482 25.66 -0.66%
1996 21,188,909 25.87 -0.52%
1995 21,300,002 26.08 -0.52%
1994 21,410,142 26.29 -0.46%
1993 21,508,871 26.50 0.14%
1992 21,478,393 26.64 0.42%
1991 21,388,515 26.73 0.17%
1990 21,353,187 26.88 0.34%
1989 21,281,747 27.02 0.86%
1988 21,099,829 27.00 -0.21%
1987 21,144,436 27.16 -0.65%
1986 21,282,187 27.38 0.39%
1985 21,199,425 27.29 0.63%
1984 21,066,224 27.06 0.25%
1983 21,014,164 26.90 -0.25%
1982 21,066,192 26.89 -0.53%
1981 21,178,760 27.01 -0.38%
1980 21,260,046 27.16 -0.00%
1979 21,260,524 27.21 -0.17%
1978 21,295,639 27.27 -0.29%
1977 21,357,951 27.33 -0.43%
1976 21,451,007 27.38 -0.64%
1975 21,588,023 27.44 -0.58%
1974 21,713,675 27.50 -0.17%
1973 21,750,209 27.55 0.11%
1972 21,726,668 27.61 0.27%
1971 21,667,597 27.67 -0.03%
1970 21,673,217 27.73 0.11%
1969 21,650,322 27.79 0.56%
1968 21,528,785 27.85 0.22%
1967 21,482,504 27.92 0.23%
1966 21,433,533 27.98 0.61%
1965 21,304,018 28.05 0.63%
1964 21,171,231 28.11 0.57%
1963 21,050,022 28.17 0.70%
1962 20,903,401 28.24 0.65%
1961 20,768,071 28.30 -0.33%
1960 20,836,712 28.62 %