Iran 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.
  • Iran rural population for 2020 was 20,264,140, a 0.69% decline from 2019.
  • Iran rural population for 2019 was 20,404,280, a 0.63% decline from 2018.
  • Iran rural population for 2018 was 20,533,487, a 0.6% decline from 2017.
  • Iran rural population for 2017 was 20,657,356, a 0.6% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Iran 20,264,140
Turkey 20,152,820
South Africa 19,361,915
Iraq 11,707,564
Algeria 11,518,353
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Nauru 0
Iran Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 20,264,140 24.13 -0.69%
2019 20,404,280 24.61 -0.63%
2018 20,533,487 25.10 -0.60%
2017 20,657,356 25.61 -0.60%
2016 20,782,114 26.12 -0.62%
2015 20,911,894 26.64 -0.65%
2014 21,047,449 27.17 -0.67%
2013 21,189,328 27.71 -0.69%
2012 21,336,239 28.25 -0.74%
2011 21,494,868 28.80 -0.80%
2010 21,667,002 29.37 -0.82%
2009 21,844,634 29.96 -0.83%
2008 22,027,076 30.54 -0.83%
2007 22,211,325 31.14 -0.89%
2006 22,408,896 31.76 -0.99%
2005 22,632,300 32.44 -0.93%
2004 22,844,248 33.13 -0.87%
2003 23,044,631 33.83 -0.82%
2002 23,234,787 34.53 -0.79%
2001 23,417,996 35.24 -0.76%
2000 23,596,861 35.96 -0.73%
1999 23,770,257 36.68 -0.68%
1998 23,933,143 37.41 -0.63%
1997 24,084,608 38.15 -0.65%
1996 24,240,822 38.91 -0.79%
1995 24,432,059 39.76 -0.73%
1994 24,611,905 40.62 -0.66%
1993 24,774,013 41.48 -0.47%
1992 24,891,726 42.35 0.05%
1991 24,879,847 43.14 1.07%
1990 24,615,125 43.67 1.56%
1989 24,234,616 44.21 2.03%
1988 23,748,382 44.74 2.41%
1987 23,182,080 45.28 2.57%
1986 22,594,205 45.87 2.36%
1985 22,066,161 46.61 2.47%
1984 21,528,184 47.34 2.57%
1983 20,982,337 48.08 2.61%
1982 20,442,652 48.83 2.56%
1981 19,925,488 49.57 2.45%
1980 19,443,778 50.31 2.26%
1979 19,009,190 51.05 2.05%
1978 18,624,104 51.79 1.85%
1977 18,282,037 52.53 1.60%
1976 17,991,678 53.33 1.31%
1975 17,756,883 54.25 1.25%
1974 17,535,966 55.17 1.17%
1973 17,331,928 56.08 1.12%
1972 17,138,708 56.99 1.10%
1971 16,951,108 57.89 1.12%
1970 16,762,735 58.79 1.16%
1969 16,569,831 59.68 1.20%
1968 16,371,739 60.56 1.24%
1967 16,170,431 61.44 1.37%
1966 15,950,664 62.25 1.55%
1965 15,704,596 62.93 1.56%
1964 15,461,983 63.61 1.56%
1963 15,222,136 64.28 1.57%
1962 14,984,584 64.95 1.58%
1961 14,749,596 65.61 1.59%
1960 14,516,613 66.27 %