European Union 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.
  • European Union rural population for 2020 was 112,143,460, a 0.73% decline from 2019.
  • European Union rural population for 2019 was 112,973,803, a 0.8% decline from 2018.
  • European Union rural population for 2018 was 113,888,731, a 0.65% decline from 2017.
  • European Union rural population for 2017 was 114,636,386, a 0.63% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,398,794,081
South Asia 1,209,159,239
East Asia & Pacific 924,467,848
Sub-Saharan Africa 667,403,145
OECD members 260,249,446
Latin America & Caribbean 123,154,930
European Union 112,143,460
Euro Area 77,294,466
North America 64,126,774
European Union Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 112,143,460 25.04 -0.74%
2019 112,973,803 25.26 -0.80%
2018 113,888,731 25.48 -0.65%
2017 114,636,386 25.69 -0.63%
2016 115,358,721 25.89 -0.54%
2015 115,989,541 26.09 -0.51%
2014 116,581,493 26.28 -0.43%
2013 117,080,051 26.46 -0.44%
2012 117,601,611 26.64 -0.56%
2011 118,260,977 26.83 -0.90%
2010 119,335,941 27.03 -0.63%
2009 120,090,967 27.24 -0.52%
2008 120,724,016 27.45 -0.47%
2007 121,296,148 27.66 -0.45%
2006 121,849,700 27.88 -0.45%
2005 122,398,829 28.10 -0.42%
2004 122,915,398 28.32 -0.39%
2003 123,399,625 28.54 -0.42%
2002 123,919,998 28.76 -0.56%
2001 124,617,190 28.99 -0.51%
2000 125,253,571 29.17 -0.41%
1999 125,772,747 29.33 -0.30%
1998 126,150,575 29.47 -0.31%
1997 126,544,762 29.60 -0.30%
1996 126,929,964 29.73 -0.31%
1995 127,320,246 29.87 -0.28%
1994 127,678,860 30.01 -0.22%
1993 127,956,844 30.15 -0.10%
1992 128,090,427 30.28 -0.22%
1991 128,378,376 30.44 -0.32%
1990 128,796,851 30.63 -0.22%
1989 129,077,666 30.80 -0.16%
1988 129,284,258 30.95 -0.34%
1987 129,719,421 31.16 -0.37%
1986 130,206,394 31.37 -0.20%
1985 130,469,075 31.52 -0.15%
1984 130,666,149 31.64 -0.19%
1983 130,914,823 31.78 -0.25%
1982 131,243,295 31.94 -0.29%
1981 131,620,731 32.14 -0.43%
1980 132,191,037 32.41 -0.50%
1979 132,850,932 32.72 -0.54%
1978 133,577,707 33.04 -0.55%
1977 134,318,663 33.38 -0.49%
1976 134,975,601 33.70 -0.37%
1975 135,474,690 34.01 -0.39%
1974 136,003,815 34.35 -0.48%
1973 136,665,733 34.73 -0.48%
1972 137,319,692 35.12 -0.49%
1971 137,999,452 35.53 -0.71%
1970 138,983,630 35.98 -0.68%
1969 139,938,084 36.42 -0.55%
1968 140,712,404 36.87 -0.65%
1967 141,631,015 37.38 -0.67%
1966 142,579,596 37.92 -0.69%
1965 143,571,368 38.49 -0.66%
1964 144,520,282 39.08 -0.58%
1963 145,361,290 39.66 -0.56%
1962 146,174,380 40.25 -0.44%
1961 146,816,701 40.78 -0.45%
1960 147,482,016 41.32 %