Malawi Urban Population 1960-2020

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.
  • Malawi urban population for 2019 was 3,199,301, a 4.11% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi urban population for 2018 was 3,072,933, a 4.05% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi urban population for 2017 was 2,953,407, a 4% increase from 2016.
  • Malawi urban population for 2016 was 2,839,905, a 3.96% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Yemen 10,869,523
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Malawi 3,199,301
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Malawi Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 3,199,301 17.17 4.03%
2018 3,072,933 16.94 3.97%
2017 2,953,407 16.71 3.92%
2016 2,839,905 16.51 3.89%
2015 2,731,661 16.31 3.88%
2014 2,627,829 16.13 3.84%
2013 2,528,898 15.97 3.81%
2012 2,434,416 15.81 3.75%
2011 2,344,862 15.67 3.68%
2010 2,260,037 15.54 3.61%
2009 2,179,833 15.43 3.54%
2008 2,103,936 15.33 3.45%
2007 2,032,624 15.24 3.40%
2006 1,964,737 15.14 3.31%
2005 1,900,711 15.05 3.20%
2004 1,840,847 14.96 3.08%
2003 1,785,027 14.88 3.02%
2002 1,731,982 14.79 3.03%
2001 1,680,275 14.70 3.11%
2000 1,628,834 14.61 3.28%
1999 1,576,265 14.52 3.78%
1998 1,517,848 14.38 5.45%
1997 1,437,292 14.00 5.09%
1996 1,366,006 13.63 4.52%
1995 1,305,665 13.26 3.73%
1994 1,257,876 12.91 3.10%
1993 1,219,423 12.56 3.00%
1992 1,183,432 12.22 3.65%
1991 1,141,002 11.89 4.83%
1990 1,087,160 11.56 6.34%
1989 1,020,367 11.24 7.74%
1988 944,336 10.93 8.63%
1987 866,299 10.64 8.30%
1986 797,305 10.40 7.64%
1985 738,674 10.16 6.58%
1984 691,655 9.93 5.62%
1983 653,848 9.70 4.91%
1982 622,521 9.48 4.69%
1981 593,979 9.26 4.88%
1980 565,665 9.05 5.18%
1979 537,135 8.84 5.33%
1978 509,253 8.64 5.92%
1977 479,965 8.39 7.68%
1976 444,484 8.02 7.58%
1975 412,045 7.65 7.47%
1974 382,370 7.30 7.43%
1973 355,007 6.97 7.37%
1972 329,793 6.65 7.36%
1971 306,406 6.35 7.34%
1970 284,720 6.05 7.36%
1969 264,530 5.77 7.36%
1968 245,766 5.51 7.35%
1967 228,355 5.25 7.06%
1966 212,785 5.02 4.75%
1965 202,919 4.91 4.73%
1964 193,554 4.80 4.71%
1963 184,658 4.69 4.68%
1962 176,212 4.59 4.63%
1961 168,237 4.49 4.60%
1960 160,673 4.39 4.59%