Libya 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.
  • Libya urban population for 2020 was 5,544,510, a 1.76% increase from 2019.
  • Libya urban population for 2019 was 5,448,598, a 1.85% increase from 2018.
  • Libya urban population for 2018 was 5,349,664, a 1.85% increase from 2017.
  • Libya urban population for 2017 was 5,252,536, a 1.72% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Libya Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 5,544,510 80.69 1.75%
2019 5,448,598 80.39 1.83%
2018 5,349,664 80.10 1.83%
2017 5,252,536 79.82 1.70%
2016 5,163,864 79.54 1.48%
2015 5,087,798 79.27 1.21%
2014 5,026,583 79.01 0.98%
2013 4,977,655 78.76 0.86%
2012 4,935,069 78.51 0.91%
2011 4,890,307 78.28 1.09%
2010 4,837,403 78.05 1.31%
2009 4,774,511 77.84 1.50%
2008 4,703,521 77.63 1.65%
2007 4,626,695 77.44 1.72%
2006 4,547,787 77.25 1.73%
2005 4,469,572 77.08 1.75%
2004 4,392,200 76.92 1.78%
2003 4,314,780 76.77 1.79%
2002 4,238,424 76.63 1.77%
2001 4,164,194 76.50 1.73%
2000 4,092,734 76.39 1.68%
1999 4,024,684 76.28 1.63%
1998 3,959,578 76.19 1.63%
1997 3,895,521 76.11 1.70%
1996 3,829,909 76.05 1.82%
1995 3,760,788 75.99 1.99%
1994 3,686,789 75.94 2.15%
1993 3,608,481 75.89 2.29%
1992 3,526,867 75.83 2.39%
1991 3,443,493 75.78 2.47%
1990 3,359,574 75.72 2.53%
1989 3,275,662 75.67 2.61%
1988 3,191,252 75.61 2.73%
1987 3,105,302 75.56 2.91%
1986 3,016,123 75.51 3.14%
1985 2,922,768 75.45 3.53%
1984 2,821,274 75.30 5.25%
1983 2,676,853 74.06 5.53%
1982 2,532,823 72.77 5.72%
1981 2,392,022 71.45 5.83%
1980 2,256,650 70.09 5.90%
1979 2,127,326 68.70 5.98%
1978 2,003,893 67.27 6.08%
1977 1,885,648 65.80 6.24%
1976 1,771,546 64.31 6.46%
1975 1,660,749 62.79 6.67%
1974 1,553,518 61.24 7.10%
1973 1,446,979 59.53 9.93%
1972 1,310,189 56.29 10.40%
1971 1,180,737 52.99 10.81%
1970 1,059,744 49.67 11.21%
1969 947,351 46.35 11.59%
1968 843,702 43.07 11.97%
1967 748,523 39.84 12.30%
1966 661,918 36.70 12.60%
1965 583,535 33.67 12.35%
1964 515,757 30.92 6.74%
1963 482,118 30.00 6.65%
1962 451,117 29.09 6.57%
1961 422,412 28.20 6.52%
1960 395,751 27.32 %