Iceland 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.
  • Iceland rural population for 2019 was 22,203, a 1.74% increase from 2018.
  • Iceland rural population for 2018 was 21,823, a 2.05% increase from 2017.
  • Iceland rural population for 2017 was 21,384, a 1.76% increase from 2016.
  • Iceland rural population for 2016 was 21,015, a 0.83% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,576,495
Germany 18,807,964
Italy 17,645,430
Poland 15,174,300
France 12,936,523
United Kingdom 10,926,089
Japan 10,482,515
South Korea 9,602,379
Spain 9,149,372
Canada 6,960,780
Saudi Arabia 5,460,690
Austria 3,682,651
Argentina 3,599,141
Australia 3,519,551
Portugal 3,515,838
Czech Republic 2,782,553
Hungary 2,770,367
Slovak Republic 2,523,654
Chile 2,341,903
Switzerland 2,242,404
Greece 2,208,848
Ireland 1,808,321
Croatia 1,739,182
Netherlands 1,408,121
Panama 1,356,355
UAE 1,290,785
Sweden 1,264,288
Slovenia 943,292
Norway 929,678
Lithuania 895,831
Finland 803,426
Oman 724,209
Denmark 698,575
Israel 678,907
New Zealand 658,140
Trinidad and Tobago 653,029
Latvia 607,846
Estonia 410,566
Cyprus 397,867
Belgium 224,973
Puerto Rico 205,163
Barbados 197,594
Bahrain 174,063
Uruguay 158,340
Channel Islands 118,978
French Polynesia 106,417
Brunei 95,574
New Caledonia 83,163
Antigua and Barbuda 73,318
Bahamas 65,698
Aruba 60,019
Luxembourg 54,408
Seychelles 41,863
Isle of Man 39,979
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,562
Liechtenstein 32,555
Faroe Islands 28,124
Malta 26,751
Qatar 22,996
Iceland 22,203
Curacao 17,175
British Virgin Islands 15,581
Andorra 9,269
Guam 8,601
Greenland 7,280
Northern Mariana Islands 4,744
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,444
Palau 3,517
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,536
San Marino 891
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Iceland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 22,203 6.15 1.73%
2018 21,823 6.19 2.03%
2017 21,384 6.23 1.74%
2016 21,015 6.27 0.83%
2015 20,841 6.30 0.52%
2014 20,733 6.33 0.58%
2013 20,614 6.37 0.43%
2012 20,526 6.40 0.33%
2011 20,458 6.41 0.10%
2010 20,437 6.43 -1.12%
2009 20,667 6.49 -1.43%
2008 20,965 6.61 0.11%
2007 20,943 6.72 0.77%
2006 20,782 6.84 0.58%
2005 20,662 6.96 -0.16%
2004 20,696 7.09 -0.87%
2003 20,877 7.21 -1.05%
2002 21,098 7.34 -0.86%
2001 21,281 7.47 -0.41%
2000 21,369 7.60 -0.38%
1999 21,450 7.73 -0.66%
1998 21,592 7.88 -0.95%
1997 21,799 8.04 -1.19%
1996 22,059 8.20 -1.48%
1995 22,387 8.37 -1.47%
1994 22,718 8.54 -1.14%
1993 22,978 8.71 -0.97%
1992 23,203 8.89 -0.75%
1991 23,377 9.07 -0.83%
1990 23,571 9.25 -1.64%
1989 23,960 9.48 -1.16%
1988 24,240 9.71 -0.85%
1987 24,446 9.94 -1.30%
1986 24,765 10.18 -1.66%
1985 25,179 10.43 -1.59%
1984 25,582 10.68 -1.32%
1983 25,921 10.94 -1.04%
1982 26,192 11.20 -1.02%
1981 26,461 11.47 -1.21%
1980 26,783 11.74 -1.51%
1979 27,190 12.05 -1.57%
1978 27,620 12.36 -1.76%
1977 28,111 12.67 -1.78%
1976 28,616 13.00 -1.54%
1975 29,059 13.33 -1.23%
1974 29,419 13.67 -1.15%
1973 29,760 14.02 -0.98%
1972 30,053 14.37 -1.02%
1971 30,360 14.73 -1.67%
1970 30,870 15.10 -2.20%
1969 31,557 15.52 -1.78%
1968 32,123 15.94 -1.33%
1967 32,553 16.38 -1.08%
1966 32,905 16.83 -0.97%
1965 33,227 17.28 -0.92%
1964 33,533 17.74 -0.86%
1963 33,824 18.22 -0.84%
1962 34,110 18.70 -0.75%
1961 34,368 19.20 -0.64%
1960 34,588 19.70 %