Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2019 was 607,508, a 2.36% increase from 2018.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2018 was 593,502, a 2.34% increase from 2017.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2017 was 579,949, a 2.31% increase from 2016.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2016 was 566,828, a 2.31% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lesotho 607,508
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Lesotho Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 607,508 28.59 2.33%
2018 593,502 28.15 2.31%
2017 579,949 27.73 2.29%
2016 566,828 27.32 2.28%
2015 554,041 26.91 2.28%
2014 541,552 26.50 2.26%
2013 529,464 26.10 2.20%
2012 517,933 25.70 2.10%
2011 507,158 25.31 2.45%
2010 494,864 24.80 2.33%
2009 483,463 24.29 2.22%
2008 472,857 23.80 2.10%
2007 463,032 23.30 1.95%
2006 454,104 22.82 2.22%
2005 444,115 22.25 2.06%
2004 435,068 21.69 1.96%
2003 426,618 21.14 2.02%
2002 418,084 20.60 2.32%
2001 408,512 20.07 2.76%
2000 397,373 19.55 3.29%
1999 384,516 19.04 3.77%
1998 370,300 18.54 4.16%
1997 355,212 18.05 4.41%
1996 339,874 17.57 5.43%
1995 321,907 16.96 5.81%
1994 303,749 16.32 5.97%
1993 286,146 15.70 6.09%
1992 269,232 15.11 6.16%
1991 253,139 14.53 6.18%
1990 237,962 13.97 6.16%
1989 223,736 13.43 6.14%
1988 210,415 12.90 6.15%
1987 197,857 12.39 6.22%
1986 185,919 11.91 3.60%
1985 179,351 11.75 2.94%
1984 174,160 11.69 3.04%
1983 168,952 11.63 3.12%
1982 163,758 11.57 3.21%
1981 158,585 11.51 3.29%
1980 153,459 11.45 3.37%
1979 148,374 11.39 3.44%
1978 143,360 11.33 3.46%
1977 138,481 11.27 3.42%
1976 133,830 11.21 6.33%
1975 125,621 10.82 7.04%
1974 117,077 10.36 6.93%
1973 109,240 9.91 6.81%
1972 102,044 9.47 7.00%
1971 95,146 9.04 7.16%
1970 88,570 8.61 7.17%
1969 82,444 8.20 7.16%
1968 76,747 7.80 7.15%
1967 71,449 7.43 7.12%
1966 66,538 7.07 12.51%
1965 58,714 6.37 13.77%
1964 51,162 5.66 13.82%
1963 44,560 5.03 13.85%
1962 38,798 4.46 13.87%
1961 33,774 3.96 13.85%
1960 29,405 3.51 13.94%