Malawi Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 3,333,777, a 4.2% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi urban population for 2019 was 3,199,301, a 4.11% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi urban population for 2018 was 3,072,916, a 4.05% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi urban population for 2017 was 2,953,396, a 4% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
Congo, Dem. Rep. 40,874,034
Ethiopia 24,941,349
Tanzania 21,042,571
North Korea 16,081,083
Mozambique 11,587,640
Uganda 11,414,209
Yemen 11,306,428
Madagascar 10,670,457
Afghanistan 10,131,490
Syrian Arab Republic 9,708,489
Mali 8,891,939
Senegal 8,057,514
Somalia 7,333,290
Haiti 6,509,478
Burkina Faso 6,397,866
Nepal 5,995,190
Benin 5,869,446
Guinea 4,842,717
Zimbabwe 4,792,105
Niger 4,024,595
Chad 3,863,362
Togo 3,543,299
Sierra Leone 3,423,961
Malawi 3,333,777
Liberia 2,634,493
Tajikistan 2,623,424
South Sudan 2,261,021
Rwanda 2,257,829
Central African Republic 2,038,064
Burundi 1,629,988
Gambia 1,512,397
Guinea-Bissau 869,776
Comoros 255,487
Malawi Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 3,333,777 17.43 4.12%
2019 3,199,301 17.17 4.03%
2018 3,072,916 16.94 3.97%
2017 2,953,396 16.71 3.92%
2016 2,839,899 16.51 3.89%
2015 2,731,662 16.31 3.88%
2014 2,627,830 16.13 3.84%
2013 2,528,901 15.97 3.81%
2012 2,434,417 15.81 3.75%
2011 2,344,863 15.67 3.68%
2010 2,260,037 15.54 3.61%
2009 2,179,834 15.43 3.54%
2008 2,103,938 15.33 3.45%
2007 2,032,624 15.24 3.40%
2006 1,964,736 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 1,680,276 14.70 3.11%
2000 1,628,833 14.61 3.28%
1999 1,576,265 14.52 3.78%
1998 1,517,849 14.38 5.45%
1997 1,437,292 14.00 5.09%
1996 1,366,005 13.63 4.52%
1995 1,305,665 13.26 3.73%
1994 1,257,877 12.91 3.10%
1993 1,219,424 12.56 3.00%
1992 1,183,432 12.22 3.65%
1991 1,141,003 11.89 4.83%
1990 1,087,160 11.56 6.34%
1989 1,020,366 11.24 7.74%
1988 944,335 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 691,656 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 565,664 9.05 5.18%
1979 537,134 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 7.42%
1973 355,008 6.97 7.37%
1972 329,794 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 245,767 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 193,553 4.80 4.70%
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 %