Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2019 was 2,988,531, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2018 was 2,988,277, a 3.98% decline from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2017 was 3,112,035, a 2.4% decline from 2016.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2016 was 3,188,713, a 1.94% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,272
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
Puerto Rico Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 2,988,531 93.58 0.01%
2018 2,988,277 93.58 -4.06%
2017 3,112,035 93.59 -2.43%
2016 3,188,713 93.60 -1.96%
2015 3,251,779 93.62 -1.79%
2014 3,310,445 93.65 -1.67%
2013 3,366,210 93.69 -1.19%
2012 3,406,460 93.73 -1.26%
2011 3,449,657 93.77 -1.21%
2010 3,491,721 93.83 -0.57%
2009 3,511,647 93.88 -0.61%
2008 3,533,033 93.94 -0.65%
2007 3,555,977 94.00 -0.65%
2006 3,579,032 94.06 -0.48%
2005 3,596,360 94.11 -0.20%
2004 3,603,694 94.17 -0.04%
2003 3,605,100 94.22 0.01%
2002 3,604,909 94.28 0.07%
2001 3,602,364 94.33 0.16%
2000 3,596,716 94.39 0.37%
1999 3,583,400 94.30 0.65%
1998 3,560,323 94.16 0.72%
1997 3,534,616 94.02 1.08%
1996 3,496,557 93.88 1.28%
1995 3,452,136 93.73 1.09%
1994 3,414,883 93.58 1.09%
1993 3,377,742 93.42 1.01%
1992 3,343,786 93.27 0.82%
1991 3,316,538 93.11 0.88%
1990 3,287,359 92.94 2.00%
1989 3,222,218 91.92 2.56%
1988 3,140,855 90.41 2.88%
1987 3,051,544 88.66 3.25%
1986 2,953,935 86.64 3.67%
1985 2,847,385 84.32 4.15%
1984 2,731,668 81.68 4.70%
1983 2,606,230 78.71 5.31%
1982 2,471,396 75.41 6.01%
1981 2,327,244 71.77 6.78%
1980 2,174,790 67.84 3.66%
1979 2,096,577 66.18 2.50%
1978 2,044,764 65.34 2.62%
1977 1,991,958 64.49 2.80%
1976 1,937,017 63.64 3.02%
1975 1,879,334 62.77 3.25%
1974 1,819,309 61.90 3.52%
1973 1,756,462 61.01 3.62%
1972 1,693,932 60.13 3.48%
1971 1,636,045 59.23 3.15%
1970 1,585,355 58.33 3.42%
1969 1,532,032 57.08 3.26%
1968 1,482,823 55.70 3.14%
1967 1,436,971 54.31 3.38%
1966 1,389,174 52.92 3.86%
1965 1,336,533 51.52 4.30%
1964 1,280,251 50.13 4.80%
1963 1,220,307 48.72 5.10%
1962 1,159,664 47.33 5.08%
1961 1,102,264 45.93 4.82%
1960 1,050,418 44.55 %