Libya Urban Population 1960-2024

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.
  • Libya urban population for 2022 was 5,538,569, a 1.53% increase from 2021.
  • Libya urban population for 2021 was 5,455,170, a 1.6% increase from 2020.
  • Libya urban population for 2020 was 5,369,132, a 1.67% increase from 2019.
  • Libya urban population for 2019 was 5,281,087, a 1.78% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Libya 5,538,569
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Libya Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 5,538,569 81.30 1.52%
2021 5,455,170 80.99 1.59%
2020 5,369,132 80.69 1.65%
2019 5,281,087 80.39 1.76%
2018 5,188,842 80.10 1.90%
2017 5,090,937 79.82 1.87%
2016 4,996,859 79.54 1.78%
2015 4,908,585 79.27 1.87%
2014 4,817,782 79.01 2.18%
2013 4,713,721 78.76 2.26%
2012 4,608,552 78.51 -4.98%
2011 4,843,884 78.28 -4.51%
2010 5,067,126 78.05 2.33%
2009 4,950,582 77.84 2.36%
2008 4,835,208 77.63 2.38%
2007 4,721,471 77.44 2.29%
2006 4,614,607 77.25 2.52%
2005 4,499,920 77.08 2.82%
2004 4,374,817 76.92 2.78%
2003 4,254,975 76.77 2.69%
2002 4,142,047 76.63 2.59%
2001 4,036,181 76.50 2.47%
2000 3,937,589 76.39 2.03%
1999 3,858,443 76.28 1.65%
1998 3,795,144 76.19 1.69%
1997 3,731,372 76.11 1.78%
1996 3,665,564 76.05 1.89%
1995 3,596,844 75.99 2.03%
1994 3,524,600 75.94 2.17%
1993 3,448,996 75.89 2.30%
1992 3,370,596 75.83 2.41%
1991 3,290,215 75.78 2.52%
1990 3,208,371 75.72 2.63%
1989 3,125,161 75.67 2.73%
1988 3,040,866 75.61 2.84%
1987 2,955,861 75.56 2.97%
1986 2,869,273 75.51 3.17%
1985 2,779,814 75.45 3.50%
1984 2,684,104 75.30 5.70%
1983 2,535,341 74.06 6.48%
1982 2,376,371 72.77 6.65%
1981 2,223,566 71.45 6.83%
1980 2,076,689 70.09 7.06%
1979 1,935,109 68.70 7.23%
1978 1,800,090 67.27 7.35%
1977 1,672,559 65.80 7.46%
1976 1,552,289 64.31 7.58%
1975 1,438,932 62.79 7.52%
1974 1,334,627 61.24 7.30%
1973 1,240,716 59.53 9.08%
1972 1,133,043 56.29 8.78%
1971 1,037,753 52.99 9.01%
1970 948,307 49.67 9.37%
1969 863,456 46.35 9.70%
1968 783,613 43.07 10.07%
1967 708,568 39.84 10.42%
1966 638,483 36.70 10.94%
1965 572,346 33.67 11.36%
1964 510,896 30.92 6.57%
1963 478,396 30.00 6.89%
1962 446,562 29.09 6.86%
1961 416,966 28.20 6.71%
1960 389,895 27.32 %