East Asia & Pacific Urban Population 1960-2020

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 2019 was 1,401,721,126, a 1.96% increase from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific urban population for 2018 was 1,374,809,196, a 2.09% increase from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific urban population for 2017 was 1,346,701,047, a 2.21% increase from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific urban population for 2016 was 1,317,519,029, a 2.26% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
World 4,274,233,737
East Asia & Pacific 1,401,721,126
OECD members 1,098,912,701
South Asia 632,092,764
Latin America & Caribbean 522,741,501
Sub-Saharan Africa 450,673,319
European Union 334,423,609
North America 301,355,428
Euro Area 264,546,016
East Asia & Pacific Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 1,401,721,126 59.89 1.96%
2018 1,374,809,196 59.05 2.09%
2017 1,346,701,047 58.20 2.21%
2016 1,317,519,029 57.32 2.26%
2015 1,288,407,782 56.44 2.28%
2014 1,259,640,281 55.55 2.32%
2013 1,231,051,078 54.66 2.35%
2012 1,202,827,293 53.77 2.39%
2011 1,174,751,459 52.88 2.48%
2010 1,146,373,663 51.95 2.71%
2009 1,116,140,560 50.92 2.77%
2008 1,086,071,158 49.89 2.86%
2007 1,055,909,270 48.84 2.88%
2006 1,026,344,210 47.81 3.00%
2005 996,426,782 46.76 3.13%
2004 966,147,698 45.67 3.21%
2003 936,055,652 44.58 3.30%
2002 906,126,769 43.50 3.41%
2001 876,209,820 42.41 3.31%
2000 848,148,025 41.42 2.94%
1999 823,921,905 40.61 2.97%
1998 800,178,870 39.84 3.07%
1997 776,355,965 39.07 3.12%
1996 752,839,243 38.31 3.22%
1995 729,384,273 37.55 3.26%
1994 706,331,364 36.80 3.30%
1993 683,765,391 36.07 3.30%
1992 661,920,340 35.35 3.36%
1991 640,395,173 34.65 3.49%
1990 618,773,331 33.96 3.49%
1989 597,931,847 33.31 3.56%
1988 577,402,435 32.67 3.62%
1987 557,248,598 32.04 3.65%
1986 537,641,932 31.42 3.59%
1985 518,997,865 30.81 3.51%
1984 501,415,053 30.22 3.52%
1983 484,360,430 29.63 3.61%
1982 467,484,920 29.06 4.01%
1981 449,462,507 28.40 3.95%
1980 432,370,383 27.73 3.87%
1979 416,243,797 27.09 3.88%
1978 400,698,667 26.48 3.06%
1977 388,805,107 26.09 2.30%
1976 380,068,913 25.90 2.38%
1975 371,228,379 25.72 2.45%
1974 362,344,127 25.58 3.32%
1973 350,710,459 25.30 2.89%
1972 340,867,239 25.14 2.83%
1971 331,494,525 25.04 2.95%
1970 321,982,682 24.95 2.94%
1969 312,790,299 24.87 3.14%
1968 303,270,997 24.77 2.61%
1967 295,557,273 24.73 2.64%
1966 287,947,392 24.68 2.61%
1965 280,611,008 24.69 2.38%
1964 274,098,468 24.69 4.35%
1963 262,672,374 24.21 4.44%
1962 251,514,437 23.75 3.69%
1961 242,575,445 23.22 3.23%
1960 234,977,306 22.57 4.21%