Philippines 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.
  • Philippines urban population for 2020 was 51,950,201, a 1.91% increase from 2019.
  • Philippines urban population for 2019 was 50,975,906, a 1.9% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines urban population for 2018 was 50,026,969, a 1.89% increase from 2017.
  • Philippines urban population for 2017 was 49,096,823, a 1.91% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 481,980,332
Indonesia 154,926,514
Nigeria 107,106,007
Pakistan 82,094,635
Bangladesh 62,873,466
Philippines 51,950,201
Egypt 43,781,728
Vietnam 36,346,227
Ukraine 30,721,277
Morocco 23,450,016
Angola 21,962,884
Ghana 17,820,023
Uzbekistan 17,258,430
Myanmar 16,943,754
Sudan 15,458,183
Cameroon 15,279,799
Kenya 15,053,275
Tunisia 8,221,976
Zambia 8,204,576
Bolivia 8,185,478
Honduras 5,780,230
El Salvador 4,763,725
Sri Lanka 4,101,702
Cambodia 4,051,341
Nicaragua 3,909,282
Congo, Rep. 3,742,867
West Bank and Gaza 3,685,020
Lao PDR 2,640,299
Mauritania 2,572,517
Kyrgyz Republic 2,429,400
Mongolia 2,250,777
Georgia 2,208,084
Papua New Guinea 1,193,981
Moldova 1,121,710
Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
Timor-Leste 412,936
Cabo Verde 370,577
Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
Solomon Islands 169,453
Sao Tome and Principe 162,955
Vanuatu 78,400
Kiribati 66,405
Micronesia 26,378
Philippines Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 51,950,201 47.41 1.89%
2019 50,975,906 47.15 1.88%
2018 50,026,969 46.91 1.88%
2017 49,096,823 46.68 1.89%
2016 48,177,757 46.48 1.92%
2015 47,262,076 46.28 1.99%
2014 46,329,520 46.09 2.06%
2013 45,385,011 45.90 2.11%
2012 44,437,842 45.71 2.12%
2011 43,505,398 45.52 2.11%
2010 42,597,023 45.33 1.58%
2009 41,929,229 45.37 1.46%
2008 41,319,489 45.46 1.47%
2007 40,715,257 45.54 1.52%
2006 40,099,208 45.63 1.61%
2005 39,459,729 45.71 1.70%
2004 38,793,194 45.80 1.79%
2003 38,104,244 45.88 1.87%
2002 37,399,542 45.97 1.92%
2001 36,689,356 46.05 1.95%
2000 35,981,497 46.14 1.98%
1999 35,277,843 46.22 2.01%
1998 34,576,874 46.31 2.04%
1997 33,879,025 46.39 2.07%
1996 33,183,960 46.48 2.11%
1995 32,491,471 46.56 2.14%
1994 31,802,956 46.65 2.17%
1993 31,119,331 46.73 2.21%
1992 30,439,171 46.82 2.25%
1991 29,760,929 46.90 2.31%
1990 29,082,064 46.99 4.29%
1989 27,860,539 46.17 4.76%
1988 26,565,344 45.18 4.85%
1987 25,307,752 44.20 4.92%
1986 24,093,000 43.21 4.98%
1985 22,923,399 42.24 5.03%
1984 21,799,609 41.27 5.09%
1983 20,717,791 40.30 5.14%
1982 19,680,771 39.34 5.18%
1981 18,687,447 38.39 5.21%
1980 17,738,315 37.46 3.97%
1979 17,048,160 37.00 3.71%
1978 16,426,579 36.64 3.72%
1977 15,826,570 36.28 3.74%
1976 15,245,567 35.92 3.77%
1975 14,681,209 35.56 4.22%
1974 14,074,173 35.06 4.35%
1973 13,475,729 34.53 4.38%
1972 12,898,507 34.01 4.41%
1971 12,342,063 33.49 4.43%
1970 11,807,666 32.98 3.82%
1969 11,365,383 32.67 3.72%
1968 10,950,660 32.40 3.75%
1967 10,547,983 32.14 3.80%
1966 10,154,794 31.87 3.88%
1965 9,768,795 31.60 3.96%
1964 9,389,053 31.34 4.05%
1963 9,016,255 31.08 4.12%
1962 8,652,315 30.82 4.17%
1961 8,299,059 30.56 4.18%
1960 7,958,943 30.30 %