North America Rural Population 1960-2020

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.
  • North America rural population for 2019 was 64,537,275, a 0.49% decline from 2018.
  • North America rural population for 2018 was 64,856,098, a 0.41% decline from 2017.
  • North America rural population for 2017 was 65,124,234, a 0.31% decline from 2016.
  • North America rural population for 2016 was 65,327,569, a 0.2% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,397,467,985
South Asia 1,203,683,978
East Asia & Pacific 938,907,166
Sub-Saharan Africa 656,284,579
OECD members 261,050,799
Latin America & Caribbean 123,651,338
European Union 113,088,432
Euro Area 78,051,682
North America 64,537,275
North America Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 64,537,275 17.64 -0.49%
2018 64,856,098 17.83 -0.41%
2017 65,124,234 18.01 -0.31%
2016 65,327,569 18.19 -0.20%
2015 65,460,301 18.37 -0.21%
2014 65,595,657 18.54 -0.15%
2013 65,697,299 18.71 -0.16%
2012 65,802,573 18.88 -0.09%
2011 65,861,785 19.04 -0.15%
2010 65,958,722 19.21 -0.01%
2009 65,966,142 19.38 0.03%
2008 65,944,117 19.54 0.09%
2007 65,883,493 19.71 0.09%
2006 65,825,444 19.89 0.15%
2005 65,725,505 20.05 0.12%
2004 65,646,334 20.21 0.12%
2003 65,570,585 20.38 0.06%
2002 65,532,042 20.54 0.14%
2001 65,439,773 20.71 0.08%
2000 65,390,600 20.90 -0.43%
1999 65,671,280 21.22 -0.59%
1998 66,063,725 21.58 -0.57%
1997 66,440,355 21.95 -0.50%
1996 66,776,031 22.33 -0.48%
1995 67,101,347 22.70 -0.44%
1994 67,397,977 23.07 -0.40%
1993 67,666,050 23.44 -0.30%
1992 67,871,991 23.82 -0.23%
1991 68,027,002 24.20 -0.17%
1990 68,141,592 24.57 0.39%
1989 67,878,213 24.76 0.48%
1988 67,551,367 24.89 0.40%
1987 67,282,921 25.03 0.39%
1986 67,021,166 25.17 0.34%
1985 66,795,522 25.32 0.30%
1984 66,599,021 25.47 0.28%
1983 66,411,434 25.62 0.33%
1982 66,195,054 25.77 0.38%
1981 65,941,834 25.93 0.46%
1980 65,640,207 26.07 0.82%
1979 65,107,079 26.11 1.05%
1978 64,431,015 26.13 1.01%
1977 63,784,951 26.14 0.98%
1976 63,168,377 26.15 0.99%
1975 62,546,819 26.15 1.04%
1974 61,900,765 26.15 0.97%
1973 61,305,585 26.15 0.99%
1972 60,703,142 26.15 1.09%
1971 60,046,630 26.14 1.22%
1970 59,321,168 26.20 0.08%
1969 59,271,021 26.49 -0.38%
1968 59,498,919 26.86 -0.33%
1967 59,698,724 27.24 -0.23%
1966 59,835,549 27.62 -0.23%
1965 59,974,259 28.02 -0.15%
1964 60,063,336 28.43 -0.01%
1963 60,067,937 28.84 0.04%
1962 60,041,554 29.26 0.14%
1961 59,956,745 29.68 0.35%
1960 59,749,395 30.08 0.02%