Japan 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.
  • Japan urban population for 2019 was 115,782,416, a 0.12% decline from 2018.
  • Japan urban population for 2018 was 115,920,900, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Japan urban population for 2017 was 116,053,379, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
  • Japan urban population for 2016 was 116,145,370, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,272
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
Japan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 115,782,416 91.70 -0.12%
2018 115,920,900 91.62 -0.11%
2017 116,053,379 91.54 -0.08%
2016 116,145,370 91.46 -0.03%
2015 116,182,717 91.38 -0.02%
2014 116,208,079 91.30 -0.05%
2013 116,262,976 91.23 -0.06%
2012 116,331,281 91.15 -0.07%
2011 116,416,235 91.07 0.10%
2010 116,302,928 90.81 0.93%
2009 115,228,215 89.99 0.98%
2008 114,107,975 89.10 1.13%
2007 112,827,761 88.15 1.29%
2006 111,383,848 87.12 1.38%
2005 109,856,670 85.98 1.58%
2004 108,136,910 84.64 1.75%
2003 106,256,267 83.20 2.09%
2002 104,055,019 81.65 2.28%
2001 101,706,485 79.99 1.93%
2000 99,760,751 78.65 0.33%
1999 99,434,460 78.52 0.34%
1998 99,095,072 78.40 0.43%
1997 98,667,335 78.27 0.40%
1996 98,272,808 78.15 0.42%
1995 97,862,490 78.02 0.56%
1994 97,320,876 77.88 0.51%
1993 96,821,759 77.75 0.42%
1992 96,414,127 77.61 0.42%
1991 96,005,316 77.47 0.48%
1990 95,542,280 77.34 0.50%
1989 95,061,557 77.21 0.57%
1988 94,519,909 77.09 0.59%
1987 93,963,675 76.96 0.66%
1986 93,348,378 76.84 0.77%
1985 92,632,808 76.71 0.75%
1984 91,937,389 76.60 0.78%
1983 91,224,787 76.49 0.83%
1982 90,474,900 76.38 0.82%
1981 89,733,659 76.27 0.87%
1980 88,958,689 76.18 0.86%
1979 88,197,927 76.12 0.92%
1978 87,391,419 76.06 0.98%
1977 86,538,157 76.00 1.04%
1976 85,642,808 75.94 1.04%
1975 84,756,490 75.72 2.58%
1974 82,593,959 74.98 2.92%
1973 80,216,234 74.22 1.87%
1972 78,731,730 73.45 2.48%
1971 76,805,782 72.67 2.38%
1970 75,000,056 71.88 2.21%
1969 73,357,355 71.10 3.18%
1968 71,062,053 70.32 1.48%
1967 70,019,991 69.52 2.11%
1966 68,559,722 68.70 2.14%
1965 67,107,937 67.87 2.40%
1964 65,516,029 66.97 2.41%
1963 63,957,880 66.06 2.42%
1962 62,428,798 65.14 2.37%
1961 60,965,749 64.21 4.08%
1960 58,526,962 63.27 %