Iraq Rural Population 1960-2024

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.
  • Iraq rural population for 2022 was 12,746,359, a 1.38% increase from 2021.
  • Iraq rural population for 2021 was 12,572,937, a 1.5% increase from 2020.
  • Iraq rural population for 2020 was 12,387,061, a 1.64% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq rural population for 2019 was 12,187,255, a 1.69% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
China 514,596,570
Russia 35,708,054
Thailand 33,777,188
Brazil 26,795,765
Mexico 23,843,271
Iran 20,537,534
Turkey 19,609,710
South Africa 18,965,399
Iraq 12,746,359
Algeria 11,328,186
Colombia 9,311,387
Romania 8,627,368
Kazakhstan 8,243,190
Guatemala 8,216,182
Malaysia 7,393,781
Peru 7,249,838
Ecuador 6,377,754
Azerbaijan 4,357,959
Venezuela 3,289,223
Turkmenistan 2,990,694
Serbia 2,915,423
Cuba 2,533,843
Paraguay 2,521,216
Dominican Republic 1,813,679
Belarus 1,811,720
Bosnia 1,621,904
Bulgaria 1,528,155
Libya 1,273,772
Jamaica 1,215,546
Namibia 1,181,955
Armenia 1,012,841
Albania 1,004,807
Costa Rica 930,373
Jordan 922,394
North Macedonia 841,220
Mauritius 747,287
Botswana 730,591
Guyana 590,192
Lebanon 589,488
Equatorial Guinea 435,309
Fiji 388,373
Maldives 306,227
Gabon 221,340
Belize 217,242
Suriname 208,236
Montenegro 196,160
Samoa 183,207
St. Lucia 145,594
Tonga 82,147
Grenada 79,192
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 47,946
Dominica 20,585
Marshall Islands 8,929
American Samoa 5,669
Tuvalu 3,900
Nauru 0
Iraq Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 12,746,359 28.65 1.37%
2021 12,572,937 28.88 1.49%
2020 12,387,061 29.11 1.63%
2019 12,187,255 29.32 1.67%
2018 11,985,216 29.53 1.76%
2017 11,776,202 29.72 1.74%
2016 11,573,007 29.91 1.88%
2015 11,357,173 30.08 2.17%
2014 11,112,873 30.24 2.96%
2013 10,788,241 30.41 4.13%
2012 10,351,684 30.57 3.95%
2011 9,950,426 30.73 2.96%
2010 9,659,908 30.90 2.77%
2009 9,395,660 31.02 3.43%
2008 9,079,028 31.07 1.75%
2007 8,921,274 31.13 -1.02%
2006 9,013,057 31.18 0.55%
2005 8,963,747 31.23 2.80%
2004 8,716,508 31.29 2.70%
2003 8,483,911 31.34 2.88%
2002 8,243,127 31.40 3.04%
2001 7,996,371 31.45 3.01%
2000 7,759,075 31.50 3.17%
1999 7,517,347 31.56 3.10%
1998 7,287,669 31.61 3.24%
1997 7,055,407 31.60 3.74%
1996 6,796,265 31.41 3.84%
1995 6,540,233 31.22 4.00%
1994 6,283,787 31.03 5.42%
1993 5,952,374 30.85 5.43%
1992 5,637,599 30.66 3.58%
1991 5,439,219 30.48 1.66%
1990 5,349,430 30.29 1.84%
1989 5,252,138 30.11 3.25%
1988 5,083,973 29.93 2.13%
1987 4,976,584 29.98 0.70%
1986 4,942,002 30.60 0.44%
1985 4,920,402 31.23 0.41%
1984 4,900,353 31.87 1.13%
1983 4,845,503 32.51 0.99%
1982 4,797,628 33.16 0.85%
1981 4,757,125 33.82 1.05%
1980 4,707,545 34.48 1.20%
1979 4,651,427 35.15 1.28%
1978 4,592,275 35.82 1.19%
1977 4,537,974 36.60 0.57%
1976 4,511,993 37.60 0.56%
1975 4,486,842 38.62 0.65%
1974 4,457,795 39.65 0.77%
1973 4,423,547 40.69 0.88%
1972 4,384,808 41.73 0.91%
1971 4,344,887 42.79 0.99%
1970 4,301,883 43.85 1.07%
1969 4,256,097 44.91 1.09%
1968 4,209,989 45.98 1.11%
1967 4,163,663 47.06 1.12%
1966 4,117,155 48.13 0.87%
1965 4,081,431 49.35 0.25%
1964 4,071,366 50.91 0.31%
1963 4,058,832 52.47 0.42%
1962 4,041,835 54.02 0.18%
1961 4,034,634 55.57 -0.27%
1960 4,045,422 57.10 %