Iceland Rural Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 22,359, a 0.91% increase from 2019.
  • Iceland rural population for 2019 was 22,157, a 1.53% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,119,368
Germany 18,768,241
Italy 17,247,441
Poland 15,164,002
France 12,821,248
United Kingdom 10,819,646
Japan 10,341,204
South Korea 9,623,938
Spain 9,086,766
Canada 7,007,406
Saudi Arabia 5,470,303
Austria 3,678,525
Argentina 3,579,773
Australia 3,534,280
Portugal 3,471,945
Czech Republic 2,775,187
Hungary 2,735,589
Slovak Republic 2,524,162
Chile 2,346,132
Switzerland 2,252,934
Greece 2,173,649
Ireland 1,815,432
Croatia 1,717,915
Panama 1,362,863
Netherlands 1,354,130
UAE 1,281,005
Sweden 1,244,794
Slovenia 942,579
Norway 915,909
Lithuania 893,018
Finland 801,014
Oman 700,833
Denmark 693,004
Israel 683,249
New Zealand 676,263
Trinidad and Tobago 654,766
Latvia 602,505
Estonia 409,580
Cyprus 400,590
Belgium 221,991
Puerto Rico 205,025
Barbados 197,737
Bahrain 178,564
Uruguay 155,797
Channel Islands 120,027
French Polynesia 106,814
Brunei 95,153
New Caledonia 77,460
Antigua and Barbuda 74,001
Bahamas 65,889
Aruba 60,112
Luxembourg 54,041
Seychelles 41,801
Isle of Man 40,052
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,786
Liechtenstein 32,639
Faroe Islands 28,147
Malta 27,609
Iceland 22,359
Qatar 22,040
Curacao 16,955
British Virgin Islands 15,568
Andorra 9,337
Guam 8,544
Greenland 7,169
Northern Mariana Islands 4,721
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,316
Palau 3,440
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,476
San Marino 849
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Iceland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 22,359 6.10 0.91%
2019 22,157 6.15 1.52%
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 %