East Asia & Pacific 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.
  • East Asia & Pacific urban population for 2020 was 1,427,569,869, a 1.84% increase from 2019.
  • East Asia & Pacific urban population for 2019 was 1,401,762,801, a 1.96% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific urban population for 2018 was 1,374,854,347, a 2.09% increase from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific urban population for 2017 was 1,346,712,099, a 2.21% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
World 4,352,232,429
East Asia & Pacific 1,427,569,869
OECD members 1,110,609,306
South Asia 647,723,163
Latin America & Caribbean 529,082,736
Sub-Saharan Africa 468,643,630
European Union 335,651,231
North America 303,426,490
Euro Area 265,655,307
East Asia & Pacific Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 1,427,569,869 60.70 1.84%
2019 1,401,762,801 59.89 1.96%
2018 1,374,854,347 59.05 2.09%
2017 1,346,712,099 58.20 2.21%
2016 1,317,530,984 57.32 2.26%
2015 1,288,414,948 56.44 2.28%
2014 1,259,643,923 55.55 2.32%
2013 1,231,049,681 54.66 2.35%
2012 1,202,826,642 53.77 2.39%
2011 1,174,751,306 52.88 2.48%
2010 1,146,373,658 51.95 2.71%
2009 1,116,140,554 50.92 2.77%
2008 1,086,071,137 49.89 2.86%
2007 1,055,909,249 48.84 2.88%
2006 1,026,344,222 47.81 3.00%
2005 996,426,796 46.76 3.13%
2004 966,147,698 45.67 3.21%
2003 936,055,669 44.58 3.30%
2002 906,126,744 43.50 3.41%
2001 876,209,795 42.41 3.31%
2000 848,148,000 41.42 2.94%
1999 823,921,886 40.61 2.97%
1998 800,178,867 39.84 3.07%
1997 776,355,955 39.07 3.12%
1996 752,839,238 38.31 3.21%
1995 729,410,002 37.55 3.24%
1994 706,500,380 36.81 3.29%
1993 683,993,182 36.07 3.31%
1992 662,072,463 35.35 3.38%
1991 640,428,468 34.65 3.51%
1990 618,727,706 33.96 3.48%
1989 597,895,560 33.31 3.55%
1988 577,375,455 32.67 3.62%
1987 557,231,673 32.04 3.65%
1986 537,634,255 31.42 3.58%
1985 519,061,525 30.82 3.51%
1984 501,464,836 30.22 3.52%
1983 484,397,131 29.63 3.61%
1982 467,508,588 29.06 4.01%
1981 449,472,419 28.40 3.95%
1980 432,389,450 27.73 3.88%
1979 416,259,017 27.09 3.88%
1978 400,710,067 26.48 3.06%
1977 388,811,932 26.09 2.30%
1976 380,071,938 25.90 2.46%
1975 370,950,495 25.71 2.38%
1974 362,344,117 25.58 3.18%
1973 351,176,556 25.32 3.02%
1972 340,867,218 25.14 2.83%
1971 331,494,507 25.04 3.17%
1970 321,305,582 24.92 2.95%
1969 312,112,688 24.84 2.93%
1968 303,235,819 24.76 2.80%
1967 294,969,156 24.70 2.67%
1966 287,302,253 24.65 2.62%
1965 279,979,176 24.65 2.38%
1964 273,480,292 24.65 4.35%
1963 262,069,864 24.18 4.44%
1962 250,928,808 23.71 3.69%
1961 242,005,233 23.19 2.79%
1960 235,429,991 22.60 %