Rwanda Rural Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2019 was 10,440,846, a 2.52% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2018 was 10,184,652, a 2.57% increase from 2017.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2017 was 9,929,202, a 2.59% increase from 2016.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2016 was 9,678,584, a 2.57% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 88,290,020
Congo, Dem. Rep. 47,694,888
Tanzania 37,993,578
Uganda 33,485,078
Afghanistan 28,244,481
Nepal 22,843,197
Niger 19,460,484
Mozambique 19,273,930
Yemen 18,292,399
Madagascar 16,758,458
Malawi 15,429,446
Burkina Faso 14,229,029
Chad 12,234,603
Mali 11,178,343
Rwanda 10,440,846
Burundi 9,989,403
Zimbabwe 9,928,163
North Korea 9,718,749
South Sudan 8,860,863
Senegal 8,530,658
Somalia 8,408,044
Guinea 8,109,741
Syrian Arab Republic 7,712,116
Tajikistan 6,775,541
Benin 6,153,002
Haiti 4,934,129
Togo 4,667,728
Sierra Leone 4,493,849
Central African Republic 2,763,121
Liberia 2,388,948
Guinea-Bissau 1,080,000
Gambia 893,748
Comoros 602,734
Rwanda Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 10,440,846 82.69 2.48%
2018 10,184,652 82.79 2.54%
2017 9,929,202 82.88 2.56%
2016 9,678,584 82.94 2.54%
2015 9,435,874 83.00 2.50%
2014 9,203,075 83.03 2.46%
2013 8,979,311 83.05 2.45%
2012 8,762,246 83.06 2.45%
2011 8,549,847 83.06 2.49%
2010 8,339,277 83.07 2.58%
2009 8,126,547 83.07 2.67%
2008 7,912,507 83.08 2.66%
2007 7,704,545 83.08 2.51%
2006 7,513,476 83.08 2.27%
2005 7,345,158 83.09 1.82%
2004 7,212,821 83.09 1.43%
2003 7,110,659 83.10 1.38%
2002 7,013,252 83.22 1.22%
2001 6,928,246 84.17 2.61%
2000 6,749,500 85.07 4.60%
1999 6,446,260 85.94 6.50%
1998 6,040,649 86.76 7.23%
1997 5,619,596 87.53 5.31%
1996 5,329,176 88.63 1.26%
1995 5,262,359 90.16 -3.18%
1994 5,432,272 91.51 -6.65%
1993 5,805,688 92.69 -7.87%
1992 6,280,807 93.71 -6.39%
1991 6,694,956 94.51 -2.93%
1990 6,894,116 94.58 0.09%
1989 6,888,248 94.66 2.55%
1988 6,714,643 94.73 4.37%
1987 6,427,559 94.80 5.01%
1986 6,113,380 94.87 4.64%
1985 5,836,043 94.94 3.98%
1984 5,608,409 95.01 3.58%
1983 5,410,984 95.08 3.26%
1982 5,237,692 95.15 3.17%
1981 5,074,194 95.21 3.29%
1980 4,910,024 95.28 3.38%
1979 4,747,003 95.34 3.30%
1978 4,592,683 95.43 3.12%
1977 4,451,757 95.63 3.06%
1976 4,317,664 95.82 3.00%
1975 4,190,205 96.00 2.91%
1974 4,069,889 96.18 2.83%
1973 3,956,441 96.35 2.78%
1972 3,848,030 96.51 2.79%
1971 3,742,288 96.66 2.84%
1970 3,637,348 96.81 3.02%
1969 3,529,240 96.87 3.10%
1968 3,421,618 96.93 3.07%
1967 3,318,166 97.00 2.88%
1966 3,223,955 97.06 2.57%
1965 3,142,283 97.12 2.17%
1964 3,074,904 97.18 1.82%
1963 3,019,523 97.23 1.65%
1962 2,970,201 97.29 1.75%
1961 2,918,749 97.35 2.06%
1960 2,859,257 97.40 %