Ethiopia Urban Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2019 was 23,788,710, a 4.9% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2018 was 22,678,295, a 4.94% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2017 was 21,609,845, a 4.99% increase from 2016.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2016 was 20,581,872, a 5.06% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
Congo, Dem. Rep. 39,095,679
Ethiopia 23,788,710
Tanzania 20,011,885
North Korea 15,947,412
Mozambique 11,092,106
Yemen 10,869,523
Uganda 10,784,516
Madagascar 10,210,849
Afghanistan 9,797,273
Syrian Arab Republic 9,358,019
Mali 8,479,688
Senegal 7,765,706
Somalia 7,034,861
Haiti 6,328,948
Burkina Faso 6,092,349
Nepal 5,765,513
Benin 5,648,149
Zimbabwe 4,717,305
Guinea 4,661,505
Niger 3,850,231
Chad 3,712,273
Togo 3,414,638
Sierra Leone 3,319,366
Malawi 3,199,301
Liberia 2,548,426
Tajikistan 2,545,477
South Sudan 2,201,250
Rwanda 2,186,104
Central African Republic 1,982,064
Burundi 1,541,177
Gambia 1,453,958
Guinea-Bissau 840,922
Comoros 248,152
Ethiopia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 23,788,710 21.23 4.78%
2018 22,678,295 20.76 4.83%
2017 21,609,845 20.31 4.87%
2016 20,581,872 19.87 4.94%
2015 19,590,313 19.43 4.99%
2014 18,635,946 19.00 5.05%
2013 17,717,910 18.58 5.09%
2012 16,839,218 18.16 5.20%
2011 15,986,316 17.74 5.19%
2010 15,178,365 17.32 5.17%
2009 14,413,055 16.91 5.15%
2008 13,689,470 16.51 5.16%
2007 13,001,478 16.12 4.10%
2006 12,478,999 15.90 4.03%
2005 11,986,371 15.70 4.05%
2004 11,510,093 15.50 4.09%
2003 11,049,316 15.31 4.11%
2002 10,604,081 15.12 4.14%
2001 10,174,157 14.93 4.14%
2000 9,761,536 14.74 4.16%
1999 9,363,839 14.55 4.17%
1998 8,981,735 14.37 4.22%
1997 8,610,539 14.19 4.31%
1996 8,247,227 14.01 4.45%
1995 7,888,014 13.83 4.78%
1994 7,519,515 13.63 5.38%
1993 7,125,617 13.37 5.49%
1992 6,744,717 13.12 5.51%
1991 6,383,315 12.87 5.46%
1990 6,043,927 12.62 5.36%
1989 5,728,511 12.38 5.26%
1988 5,434,867 12.14 5.19%
1987 5,160,078 11.91 5.15%
1986 4,901,173 11.68 5.13%
1985 4,655,890 11.45 5.14%
1984 4,422,527 11.23 5.08%
1983 4,203,323 11.02 4.95%
1982 4,000,296 10.81 4.67%
1981 3,817,958 10.61 4.27%
1980 3,658,252 10.41 3.78%
1979 3,522,584 10.21 3.36%
1978 3,406,129 10.02 3.15%
1977 3,300,643 9.83 3.26%
1976 3,194,879 9.64 3.64%
1975 3,080,824 9.46 4.12%
1974 2,956,415 9.28 4.55%
1973 2,824,957 9.10 4.86%
1972 2,690,971 8.93 4.95%
1971 2,561,011 8.76 4.83%
1970 2,440,287 8.59 4.67%
1969 2,328,911 8.42 4.54%
1968 2,225,607 8.26 4.45%
1967 2,128,691 8.10 5.72%
1966 2,010,258 7.84 5.76%
1965 1,897,784 7.59 5.78%
1964 1,791,229 7.34 5.78%
1963 1,690,640 7.10 5.75%
1962 1,596,238 6.87 5.71%
1961 1,507,634 6.65 5.64%
1960 1,424,992 6.43 %