Iran 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.
  • Iran urban population for 2020 was 63,728,813, a 1.95% increase from 2019.
  • Iran urban population for 2019 was 62,509,613, a 2.03% increase from 2018.
  • Iran urban population for 2018 was 61,266,717, a 2.08% increase from 2017.
  • Iran urban population for 2017 was 60,016,532, a 2.1% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Iran Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 63,728,813 75.87 1.93%
2019 62,509,613 75.39 2.01%
2018 61,266,717 74.90 2.06%
2017 60,016,532 74.39 2.08%
2016 58,781,877 73.88 2.07%
2015 57,580,314 73.36 2.04%
2014 56,418,320 72.83 2.02%
2013 55,292,635 72.30 1.99%
2012 54,203,642 71.76 1.98%
2011 53,140,091 71.20 1.99%
2010 52,095,517 70.63 1.97%
2009 51,080,199 70.05 1.95%
2008 50,093,532 69.46 1.95%
2007 49,125,151 68.86 2.01%
2006 48,145,860 68.24 2.13%
2005 47,130,045 67.56 2.19%
2004 46,107,031 66.87 2.26%
2003 45,078,316 66.17 2.31%
2002 44,050,014 65.47 2.34%
2001 43,031,115 64.76 2.36%
2000 42,026,536 64.04 2.40%
1999 41,030,618 63.32 2.45%
1998 40,038,693 62.59 2.50%
1997 39,051,701 61.85 2.59%
1996 38,054,097 61.09 2.78%
1995 37,010,599 60.24 2.83%
1994 35,978,703 59.38 2.90%
1993 34,949,748 58.52 3.08%
1992 33,888,650 57.65 3.27%
1991 32,799,178 56.87 3.25%
1990 31,751,087 56.33 3.73%
1989 30,587,389 55.79 4.20%
1988 29,328,930 55.26 4.60%
1987 28,011,702 54.72 4.92%
1986 26,666,058 54.13 5.33%
1985 25,281,036 53.40 5.43%
1984 23,944,608 52.66 5.54%
1983 22,654,501 51.92 5.57%
1982 21,426,579 51.18 5.53%
1981 20,274,423 50.43 5.41%
1980 19,206,466 49.69 5.23%
1979 18,227,955 48.95 5.01%
1978 17,336,707 48.21 4.82%
1977 16,521,004 47.47 4.83%
1976 15,742,297 46.67 5.01%
1975 14,972,889 45.75 4.94%
1974 14,250,515 44.83 4.87%
1973 13,573,793 43.92 4.81%
1972 12,936,587 43.01 4.80%
1971 12,330,475 42.11 4.81%
1970 11,751,137 41.21 4.85%
1969 11,195,097 40.32 4.89%
1968 10,660,837 39.44 4.94%
1967 10,147,345 38.56 4.78%
1966 9,673,716 37.75 4.48%
1965 9,250,269 37.07 4.47%
1964 8,845,872 36.39 4.48%
1963 8,458,110 35.72 4.49%
1962 8,086,725 35.05 4.50%
1961 7,730,775 34.39 4.50%
1960 7,390,296 33.74 %