Latin America & Caribbean Rural Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Latin America & Caribbean rural population for 2020 was 123,154,930, a 0.4% decline from 2019.
  • Latin America & Caribbean rural population for 2019 was 123,651,335, a 0.35% decline from 2018.
  • Latin America & Caribbean rural population for 2018 was 124,086,532, a 0.31% decline from 2017.
  • Latin America & Caribbean rural population for 2017 was 124,476,309, a 0.28% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,398,794,081
South Asia 1,209,159,239
East Asia & Pacific 924,467,848
Sub-Saharan Africa 667,403,145
OECD members 260,249,446
Latin America & Caribbean 123,154,930
European Union 112,143,460
Euro Area 77,294,466
North America 64,126,774
Latin America & Caribbean Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 123,154,930 18.88 -0.40%
2019 123,651,335 19.13 -0.35%
2018 124,086,532 19.38 -0.31%
2017 124,476,309 19.62 -0.28%
2016 124,827,761 19.86 -0.26%
2015 125,156,747 20.11 -0.25%
2014 125,471,299 20.37 -0.24%
2013 125,767,596 20.63 -0.22%
2012 126,041,917 20.90 -0.21%
2011 126,308,026 21.17 -0.20%
2010 126,557,872 21.45 -0.18%
2009 126,788,548 21.73 -0.15%
2008 126,977,413 22.02 -0.14%
2007 127,156,799 22.31 -0.13%
2006 127,316,130 22.60 -0.10%
2005 127,437,141 22.90 -0.06%
2004 127,516,428 23.20 -0.04%
2003 127,567,032 23.51 -0.04%
2002 127,623,154 23.83 -0.01%
2001 127,641,944 24.16 -0.07%
2000 127,727,686 24.52 -0.35%
1999 128,181,281 24.97 -0.29%
1998 128,552,090 25.42 -0.27%
1997 128,900,705 25.89 -0.22%
1996 129,178,682 26.36 -0.11%
1995 129,324,181 26.83 -0.13%
1994 129,490,430 27.32 -0.08%
1993 129,590,585 27.81 0.01%
1992 129,578,781 28.29 0.03%
1991 129,537,464 28.79 0.02%
1990 129,506,252 29.31 -0.03%
1989 129,540,545 29.87 -0.01%
1988 129,550,722 30.44 0.03%
1987 129,513,517 31.03 0.08%
1986 129,410,073 31.63 0.12%
1985 129,252,083 32.24 0.16%
1984 129,048,223 32.86 0.22%
1983 128,767,192 33.49 0.27%
1982 128,419,616 34.12 0.28%
1981 128,061,342 34.78 0.24%
1980 127,754,776 35.47 0.24%
1979 127,445,425 36.17 0.29%
1978 127,075,079 36.88 0.33%
1977 126,660,608 37.60 0.38%
1976 126,186,285 38.31 0.44%
1975 125,639,754 39.03 0.49%
1974 125,031,739 39.76 0.54%
1973 124,356,223 40.48 0.59%
1972 123,632,744 41.21 0.59%
1971 122,905,884 41.96 0.64%
1970 122,119,272 42.72 0.72%
1969 121,242,974 43.47 0.77%
1968 120,310,913 44.23 0.83%
1967 119,317,117 44.99 0.90%
1966 118,249,930 45.76 0.97%
1965 117,114,688 46.52 1.04%
1964 115,911,785 47.28 0.99%
1963 114,778,088 48.10 1.06%
1962 113,577,974 48.92 1.10%
1961 112,347,411 49.73 1.14%
1960 111,086,083 50.53 %