India 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.
  • India rural population for 2020 was 898,024,053, a 0.29% increase from 2019.
  • India rural population for 2019 was 895,386,227, a 0.34% increase from 2018.
  • India rural population for 2018 was 892,338,114, a 0.39% increase from 2017.
  • India rural population for 2017 was 888,881,381, a 0.44% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 898,024,053
Pakistan 138,797,696
Indonesia 118,597,107
Bangladesh 101,815,917
Nigeria 99,033,580
Vietnam 60,992,356
Egypt 58,552,675
Philippines 57,630,884
Kenya 38,718,025
Myanmar 37,466,040
Sudan 28,391,086
Sri Lanka 17,817,298
Uzbekistan 16,973,620
Morocco 13,460,542
Ukraine 13,413,416
Ghana 13,252,922
Cambodia 12,667,630
Cameroon 11,266,065
Angola 10,903,384
Zambia 10,179,380
Papua New Guinea 7,753,046
Lao PDR 4,635,257
Kyrgyz Republic 4,162,200
Honduras 4,124,378
Tunisia 3,596,642
Bolivia 3,487,551
Nicaragua 2,715,272
Mauritania 2,077,143
Congo, Rep. 1,775,225
El Salvador 1,722,476
Lesotho 1,520,399
Georgia 1,505,916
Moldova 1,496,110
West Bank and Gaza 1,118,249
Mongolia 1,027,515
Timor-Leste 905,506
Eswatini 879,741
Solomon Islands 517,425
Bhutan 445,097
Vanuatu 228,750
Djibouti 216,748
Cabo Verde 185,411
Micronesia 88,643
Sao Tome and Principe 56,206
Kiribati 53,041
India Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 898,024,053 65.07 0.29%
2019 895,386,227 65.53 0.34%
2018 892,338,114 65.97 0.39%
2017 888,881,381 66.40 0.44%
2016 885,015,936 66.82 0.49%
2015 880,723,742 67.22 0.53%
2014 876,033,415 67.62 0.58%
2013 870,934,216 68.00 0.64%
2012 865,363,321 68.37 0.71%
2011 859,247,883 68.72 0.79%
2010 852,517,999 69.07 0.86%
2009 845,260,299 69.41 0.92%
2008 837,515,186 69.75 0.98%
2007 829,358,847 70.09 1.03%
2006 820,863,650 70.43 1.07%
2005 812,106,163 70.77 1.11%
2004 803,128,396 71.10 1.15%
2003 793,938,753 71.43 1.19%
2002 784,520,681 71.76 1.24%
2001 774,881,568 72.08 1.38%
2000 764,252,791 72.33 1.47%
1999 753,080,049 72.55 1.51%
1998 741,776,257 72.76 1.55%
1997 730,376,768 72.97 1.58%
1996 718,924,359 73.18 1.61%
1995 707,451,704 73.39 1.64%
1994 695,972,401 73.60 1.66%
1993 684,507,519 73.81 1.69%
1992 673,032,682 74.02 1.73%
1991 661,520,796 74.22 1.73%
1990 650,181,520 74.45 1.75%
1989 638,892,235 74.70 1.79%
1988 627,574,098 74.94 1.83%
1987 616,212,409 75.18 1.87%
1986 604,809,635 75.42 1.91%
1985 593,384,036 75.65 1.95%
1984 581,926,871 75.89 1.99%
1983 570,472,817 76.12 2.02%
1982 559,086,824 76.35 2.03%
1981 547,863,292 76.58 1.91%
1980 537,508,711 76.90 1.84%
1979 527,709,526 77.26 1.83%
1978 518,120,031 77.62 1.83%
1977 508,709,211 77.97 1.84%
1976 499,411,011 78.32 1.87%
1975 490,182,589 78.67 1.89%
1974 481,008,842 79.01 1.91%
1973 471,932,260 79.35 1.91%
1972 463,004,514 79.68 1.89%
1971 454,345,525 80.01 1.97%
1970 445,484,293 80.24 1.96%
1969 436,846,176 80.44 1.91%
1968 428,580,865 80.63 1.87%
1967 420,634,582 80.83 1.85%
1966 412,918,738 81.02 1.85%
1965 405,363,011 81.22 1.85%
1964 397,946,828 81.41 1.84%
1963 390,697,750 81.60 1.83%
1962 383,620,708 81.78 1.80%
1961 376,759,491 81.97 1.87%
1960 369,791,510 82.08 %