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 2019 was 895,386,226, a 0.34% increase from 2018.
  • India rural population for 2018 was 892,321,651, a 0.39% increase from 2017.
  • India rural population for 2017 was 888,869,466, a 0.44% increase from 2016.
  • India rural population for 2016 was 885,010,817, a 0.49% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 895,386,226
Pakistan 136,637,556
Indonesia 119,115,844
Bangladesh 102,058,744
Nigeria 98,156,651
Vietnam 61,129,966
Egypt 57,492,249
Philippines 57,140,712
Kenya 38,112,450
Myanmar 37,371,327
Sudan 27,856,005
Sri Lanka 17,750,912
Uzbekistan 16,644,921
Ukraine 13,549,456
Morocco 13,496,743
Ghana 13,168,802
Cambodia 12,561,921
Cameroon 11,135,124
Angola 10,764,270
Zambia 9,989,317
Papua New Guinea 7,613,275
Lao PDR 4,613,903
Honduras 4,119,684
Kyrgyz Republic 4,094,256
Tunisia 3,595,658
Bolivia 3,480,065
Nicaragua 2,699,365
Mauritania 2,058,875
El Salvador 1,758,851
Congo, Rep. 1,755,498
Georgia 1,523,906
Moldova 1,522,135
Lesotho 1,517,760
West Bank and Gaza 1,103,858
Mongolia 1,014,541
Timor-Leste 892,937
Eswatini 872,797
Solomon Islands 507,659
Bhutan 445,554
Vanuatu 223,730
Djibouti 215,011
Cabo Verde 185,906
Micronesia 87,852
Sao Tome and Principe 56,779
Kiribati 53,117
India Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 895,386,226 65.53 0.34%
2018 892,321,651 65.97 0.39%
2017 888,869,466 66.40 0.44%
2016 885,010,817 66.82 0.49%
2015 880,723,750 67.22 0.53%
2014 876,035,725 67.62 0.58%
2013 870,936,942 68.00 0.64%
2012 865,365,062 68.37 0.71%
2011 859,248,426 68.72 0.79%
2010 852,518,004 69.07 0.86%
2009 845,260,298 69.41 0.92%
2008 837,515,188 69.75 0.98%
2007 829,358,847 70.09 1.03%
2006 820,863,650 70.43 1.07%
2005 812,106,165 70.77 1.11%
2004 803,128,389 71.10 1.15%
2003 793,938,751 71.43 1.19%
2002 784,520,682 71.76 1.24%
2001 774,881,561 72.08 1.38%
2000 764,252,792 72.33 1.47%
1999 753,080,050 72.55 1.51%
1998 741,776,254 72.76 1.55%
1997 730,376,770 72.97 1.58%
1996 718,924,356 73.18 1.61%
1995 707,451,705 73.39 1.64%
1994 695,972,404 73.60 1.66%
1993 684,507,515 73.81 1.69%
1992 673,032,681 74.02 1.73%
1991 661,520,801 74.22 1.73%
1990 650,181,519 74.45 1.75%
1989 638,892,238 74.70 1.79%
1988 627,574,092 74.94 1.83%
1987 616,212,414 75.18 1.87%
1986 604,809,630 75.42 1.91%
1985 593,384,033 75.65 1.95%
1984 581,926,870 75.89 1.99%
1983 570,472,817 76.12 2.02%
1982 559,086,828 76.35 2.03%
1981 547,863,289 76.58 1.91%
1980 537,508,716 76.90 1.84%
1979 527,709,530 77.26 1.83%
1978 518,120,024 77.62 1.83%
1977 508,709,219 77.97 1.84%
1976 499,411,013 78.32 1.87%
1975 490,182,587 78.67 1.89%
1974 481,008,846 79.01 1.91%
1973 471,932,258 79.35 1.91%
1972 463,004,515 79.68 1.89%
1971 454,345,523 80.01 1.97%
1970 445,484,289 80.24 1.96%
1969 436,846,178 80.44 1.91%
1968 428,580,857 80.63 1.87%
1967 420,634,582 80.83 1.85%
1966 412,918,730 81.02 1.85%
1965 405,363,008 81.22 1.85%
1964 397,946,824 81.41 1.84%
1963 390,697,755 81.60 1.83%
1962 383,620,708 81.78 1.80%
1961 376,759,490 81.97 1.87%
1960 369,791,513 82.08 %