Rwanda Urban Population 1960-2023

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.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2022 was 2,441,369, a 3.23% increase from 2021.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2021 was 2,364,984, a 3.2% increase from 2020.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2020 was 2,291,674, a 3.13% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2019 was 2,222,128, a 3.03% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Rwanda 2,441,369
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Rwanda Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 2,441,369 17.72 3.18%
2021 2,364,984 17.57 3.15%
2020 2,291,674 17.43 3.08%
2019 2,222,128 17.31 2.98%
2018 2,156,849 17.21 2.94%
2017 2,094,446 17.13 2.88%
2016 2,034,934 17.06 2.75%
2015 1,979,769 17.00 2.60%
2014 1,928,885 16.97 2.50%
2013 1,881,346 16.95 2.40%
2012 1,836,678 16.94 2.49%
2011 1,791,521 16.94 2.59%
2010 1,745,731 16.93 2.63%
2009 1,700,405 16.93 2.67%
2008 1,655,603 16.93 2.71%
2007 1,611,415 16.92 2.72%
2006 1,568,217 16.92 2.69%
2005 1,526,528 16.91 2.66%
2004 1,486,527 16.91 2.60%
2003 1,448,333 16.90 3.06%
2002 1,404,622 16.78 7.60%
2001 1,301,768 15.83 7.27%
2000 1,210,497 14.93 7.19%
1999 1,126,468 14.06 7.20%
1998 1,048,216 13.24 9.24%
1997 955,735 12.47 22.41%
1996 763,822 11.37 31.14%
1995 559,420 9.84 -2.15%
1994 571,603 8.49 -1.13%
1993 578,074 7.31 18.28%
1992 481,485 6.29 15.82%
1991 411,039 5.49 3.61%
1990 396,449 5.42 3.84%
1989 381,524 5.34 4.02%
1988 366,474 5.27 4.56%
1987 350,128 5.20 4.97%
1986 333,142 5.13 5.00%
1985 316,910 5.06 4.78%
1984 302,110 4.99 4.69%
1983 288,282 4.92 4.96%
1982 274,335 4.85 5.19%
1981 260,452 4.79 5.01%
1980 247,736 4.72 4.74%
1979 236,263 4.66 4.81%
1978 225,179 4.58 7.35%
1977 209,219 4.37 7.35%
1976 194,388 4.18 7.39%
1975 180,540 4.00 7.44%
1974 167,603 3.82 7.46%
1973 155,556 3.65 7.46%
1972 144,373 3.49 7.49%
1971 133,954 3.34 7.36%
1970 124,450 3.19 5.14%
1969 118,210 3.13 5.15%
1968 112,277 3.07 5.20%
1967 106,590 3.00 5.07%
1966 101,323 2.94 4.87%
1965 96,508 2.88 4.60%
1964 92,165 2.82 4.32%
1963 88,272 2.77 4.24%
1962 84,610 2.71 4.54%
1961 80,858 2.65 4.73%
1960 77,120 2.60 %