Italy 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.
  • Italy rural population for 2020 was 17,247,441, a 1.33% decline from 2019.
  • Italy rural population for 2019 was 17,479,118, a 2.14% decline from 2018.
  • Italy rural population for 2018 was 17,861,881, a 1.17% decline from 2017.
  • Italy rural population for 2017 was 18,073,840, a 1.11% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
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
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Italy Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 17,247,441 28.96 -1.33%
2019 17,479,118 29.26 -2.17%
2018 17,861,881 29.56 -1.18%
2017 18,073,840 29.86 -1.11%
2016 18,276,159 30.15 -1.13%
2015 18,483,353 30.44 -1.05%
2014 18,679,287 30.73 -0.03%
2013 18,685,173 31.02 0.21%
2012 18,645,458 31.32 -0.49%
2011 18,737,779 31.56 -0.20%
2010 18,774,936 31.67 -0.06%
2009 18,787,007 31.79 0.09%
2008 18,770,433 31.91 0.29%
2007 18,715,453 32.03 0.14%
2006 18,689,801 32.14 -0.07%
2005 18,702,115 32.26 0.13%
2004 18,678,509 32.38 0.28%
2003 18,626,218 32.50 0.08%
2002 18,611,507 32.62 -0.16%
2001 18,640,786 32.72 -0.13%
2000 18,664,484 32.78 -0.14%
1999 18,690,180 32.84 -0.17%
1998 18,721,181 32.90 -0.15%
1997 18,749,929 32.96 -0.13%
1996 18,774,128 33.02 -0.15%
1995 18,802,959 33.08 -0.18%
1994 18,836,766 33.14 -0.16%
1993 18,867,028 33.20 -0.12%
1992 18,889,575 33.26 -0.04%
1991 18,897,182 33.29 0.13%
1990 18,872,760 33.27 0.14%
1989 18,845,634 33.25 0.14%
1988 18,820,178 33.23 0.11%
1987 18,799,765 33.21 0.07%
1986 18,786,528 33.19 0.07%
1985 18,774,185 33.17 0.09%
1984 18,757,445 33.15 0.08%
1983 18,741,940 33.13 0.10%
1982 18,723,830 33.11 -0.07%
1981 18,737,650 33.16 -0.47%
1980 18,826,343 33.36 -0.39%
1979 18,899,110 33.56 -0.30%
1978 18,956,292 33.76 -0.23%
1977 19,000,219 33.96 -0.16%
1976 19,031,129 34.16 -0.09%
1975 19,047,865 34.36 0.01%
1974 19,045,214 34.56 0.07%
1973 19,031,041 34.76 0.10%
1972 19,012,262 34.96 -0.26%
1971 19,060,905 35.25 -0.88%
1970 19,229,471 35.73 -0.81%
1969 19,385,021 36.21 -0.76%
1968 19,532,729 36.69 -0.69%
1967 19,667,348 37.18 -0.58%
1966 19,781,807 37.67 -0.52%
1965 19,884,509 38.16 -0.44%
1964 19,972,523 38.65 -0.46%
1963 20,063,620 39.15 -0.53%
1962 20,171,158 39.65 -0.57%
1961 20,287,312 40.14 -0.56%
1960 20,400,656 40.64 %