Ethiopia Rural Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2019 was 88,290,020, a 2.01% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2018 was 86,546,264, a 2.07% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2017 was 84,790,179, a 2.13% increase from 2016.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2016 was 83,021,629, a 2.19% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 88,290,020
Congo, Dem. Rep. 47,694,888
Tanzania 37,993,578
Uganda 33,485,078
Afghanistan 28,244,481
Nepal 22,843,197
Niger 19,460,484
Mozambique 19,273,930
Yemen 18,292,399
Madagascar 16,758,458
Malawi 15,429,446
Burkina Faso 14,229,029
Chad 12,234,603
Mali 11,178,343
Rwanda 10,440,846
Burundi 9,989,403
Zimbabwe 9,928,163
North Korea 9,718,749
South Sudan 8,860,863
Senegal 8,530,658
Somalia 8,408,044
Guinea 8,109,741
Syrian Arab Republic 7,712,116
Tajikistan 6,775,541
Benin 6,153,002
Haiti 4,934,129
Togo 4,667,728
Sierra Leone 4,493,849
Central African Republic 2,763,121
Liberia 2,388,948
Guinea-Bissau 1,080,000
Gambia 893,748
Comoros 602,734
Ethiopia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 88,290,020 78.78 1.99%
2018 86,546,264 79.24 2.05%
2017 84,790,179 79.69 2.11%
2016 83,021,629 80.13 2.16%
2015 81,245,145 80.57 2.22%
2014 79,458,307 81.00 2.28%
2013 77,667,875 81.43 2.32%
2012 75,887,753 81.84 2.31%
2011 74,153,611 82.27 2.31%
2010 72,461,599 82.68 2.29%
2009 70,820,858 83.09 2.28%
2008 69,226,765 83.49 2.27%
2007 67,672,870 83.88 2.49%
2006 66,010,207 84.10 2.53%
2005 64,359,940 84.30 2.57%
2004 62,729,412 84.50 2.60%
2003 61,121,268 84.69 2.62%
2002 59,538,010 84.88 2.64%
2001 57,985,266 85.07 2.66%
2000 56,463,268 85.26 2.66%
1999 54,979,174 85.45 2.68%
1998 53,525,989 85.63 2.73%
1997 52,086,904 85.81 2.82%
1996 50,636,303 85.99 2.96%
1995 49,159,894 86.17 3.10%
1994 47,661,483 86.37 3.18%
1993 46,169,949 86.63 3.28%
1992 44,678,868 86.88 3.30%
1991 43,226,654 87.13 3.25%
1990 41,843,938 87.38 3.16%
1989 40,543,788 87.62 3.06%
1988 39,322,336 87.86 2.98%
1987 38,169,153 88.09 2.94%
1986 37,064,520 88.32 2.92%
1985 35,996,251 88.55 2.94%
1984 34,951,821 88.77 2.94%
1983 33,939,351 88.98 2.82%
1982 32,994,952 89.19 2.54%
1981 32,166,570 89.39 2.15%
1980 31,483,460 89.59 1.66%
1979 30,965,215 89.79 1.23%
1978 30,587,172 89.98 1.02%
1977 30,276,599 90.17 1.14%
1976 29,933,270 90.36 1.51%
1975 29,486,030 90.54 1.99%
1974 28,904,937 90.72 2.43%
1973 28,211,705 90.90 2.74%
1972 27,449,833 91.07 2.82%
1971 26,687,632 91.24 2.71%
1970 25,974,790 91.41 2.54%
1969 25,323,798 91.58 2.42%
1968 24,718,783 91.74 2.32%
1967 24,151,441 91.90 2.18%
1966 23,630,786 92.16 2.20%
1965 23,115,842 92.41 2.23%
1964 22,605,793 92.66 2.23%
1963 22,107,790 92.90 2.21%
1962 21,625,151 93.13 2.16%
1961 21,163,557 93.35 2.09%
1960 20,726,286 93.57 %