Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2020 was 90,022,234, a 1.96% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2019 was 88,290,017, a 2.01% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2018 was 86,546,146, a 2.07% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia rural population for 2017 was 84,790,101, a 2.13% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 90,022,234
Congo, Dem. Rep. 48,687,370
Tanzania 38,691,642
Uganda 34,326,791
Afghanistan 28,796,851
Nepal 23,141,618
Niger 20,182,041
Mozambique 19,667,795
Yemen 18,519,540
Madagascar 17,020,562
Malawi 15,796,178
Burkina Faso 14,505,412
Chad 12,562,497
Mali 11,358,895
Rwanda 10,694,380
Burundi 10,260,793
Zimbabwe 10,070,822
North Korea 9,697,732
South Sudan 8,932,708
Senegal 8,686,416
Somalia 8,559,929
Guinea 8,290,075
Syrian Arab Republic 7,792,168
Tajikistan 6,914,218
Benin 6,253,752
Haiti 4,893,055
Togo 4,735,438
Sierra Leone 4,553,024
Central African Republic 2,791,700
Liberia 2,423,184
Guinea-Bissau 1,098,222
Gambia 904,267
Comoros 614,108
Ethiopia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 90,022,234 78.31 1.94%
2019 88,290,017 78.78 1.99%
2018 86,546,146 79.24 2.05%
2017 84,790,101 79.69 2.11%
2016 83,021,597 80.13 2.16%
2015 81,245,141 80.57 2.22%
2014 79,458,316 81.00 2.28%
2013 77,667,882 81.43 2.32%
2012 75,887,762 81.84 2.31%
2011 74,153,612 82.27 2.31%
2010 72,461,597 82.68 2.29%
2009 70,820,867 83.09 2.28%
2008 69,226,765 83.49 2.27%
2007 67,672,866 83.88 2.49%
2006 66,010,206 84.10 2.53%
2005 64,359,939 84.30 2.57%
2004 62,729,415 84.50 2.60%
2003 61,121,265 84.69 2.62%
2002 59,538,009 84.88 2.64%
2001 57,985,265 85.07 2.66%
2000 56,463,272 85.26 2.66%
1999 54,979,170 85.45 2.68%
1998 53,525,989 85.63 2.73%
1997 52,086,904 85.81 2.82%
1996 50,636,304 85.99 2.96%
1995 49,159,892 86.17 3.10%
1994 47,661,479 86.37 3.18%
1993 46,169,940 86.63 3.28%
1992 44,678,873 86.88 3.30%
1991 43,226,660 87.13 3.25%
1990 41,843,937 87.38 3.16%
1989 40,543,796 87.62 3.06%
1988 39,322,338 87.86 2.98%
1987 38,169,159 88.09 2.94%
1986 37,064,522 88.32 2.92%
1985 35,996,256 88.55 2.94%
1984 34,951,819 88.77 2.94%
1983 33,939,356 88.98 2.82%
1982 32,994,950 89.19 2.54%
1981 32,166,572 89.39 2.15%
1980 31,483,452 89.59 1.66%
1979 30,965,221 89.79 1.23%
1978 30,587,172 89.98 1.02%
1977 30,276,597 90.17 1.14%
1976 29,933,272 90.36 1.51%
1975 29,486,031 90.54 1.99%
1974 28,904,938 90.72 2.43%
1973 28,211,712 90.90 2.74%
1972 27,449,828 91.07 2.82%
1971 26,687,638 91.24 2.71%
1970 25,974,793 91.41 2.54%
1969 25,323,803 91.58 2.42%
1968 24,718,780 91.74 2.32%
1967 24,151,444 91.90 2.18%
1966 23,630,782 92.16 2.20%
1965 23,115,850 92.41 2.23%
1964 22,605,782 92.66 2.23%
1963 22,107,778 92.90 2.21%
1962 21,625,147 93.13 2.16%
1961 21,163,559 93.35 2.09%
1960 20,726,292 93.57 %