Rwanda Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 2,257,829, a 3.28% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2019 was 2,186,102, a 3.25% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2018 was 2,117,292, a 3.19% increase from 2017.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2017 was 2,051,739, a 3.09% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Rwanda Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 2,257,829 17.43 3.23%
2019 2,186,102 17.31 3.20%
2018 2,117,292 17.21 3.15%
2017 2,051,739 17.13 3.04%
2016 1,990,235 17.06 2.91%
2015 1,933,196 17.00 2.76%
2014 1,880,559 16.97 2.60%
2013 1,832,231 16.95 2.48%
2012 1,787,430 16.94 2.49%
2011 1,743,485 16.94 2.52%
2010 1,700,061 16.93 2.61%
2009 1,656,223 16.93 2.70%
2008 1,612,027 16.93 2.69%
2007 1,569,213 16.92 2.54%
2006 1,529,862 16.92 2.30%
2005 1,495,058 16.91 1.85%
2004 1,467,702 16.91 1.46%
2003 1,446,502 16.90 2.29%
2002 1,413,808 16.78 8.17%
2001 1,302,909 15.83 9.55%
2000 1,184,182 14.93 11.55%
1999 1,054,974 14.06 13.46%
1998 922,153 13.24 14.17%
1997 800,304 12.47 15.71%
1996 683,931 11.37 17.50%
1995 574,136 9.84 13.03%
1994 503,988 8.49 9.55%
1993 458,069 7.31 8.34%
1992 421,437 6.29 8.01%
1991 388,978 5.49 -1.48%
1990 394,766 5.42 1.54%
1989 388,736 5.34 3.99%
1988 373,548 5.27 5.82%
1987 352,423 5.20 6.46%
1986 330,371 5.13 6.09%
1985 310,848 5.06 5.42%
1984 294,434 4.99 5.03%
1983 279,997 4.92 4.70%
1982 267,150 4.85 4.63%
1981 255,058 4.79 4.72%
1980 243,288 4.72 4.83%
1979 231,813 4.66 5.14%
1978 220,189 4.58 7.82%
1977 203,627 4.37 7.75%
1976 188,445 4.18 7.69%
1975 174,501 4.00 7.63%
1974 161,689 3.82 7.53%
1973 149,966 3.65 7.45%
1972 139,194 3.49 7.49%
1971 129,151 3.34 7.34%
1970 120,010 3.19 5.14%
1969 113,997 3.13 5.20%
1968 108,225 3.07 5.21%
1967 102,730 3.00 5.00%
1966 97,724 2.94 4.69%
1965 93,248 2.88 4.26%
1964 89,359 2.82 3.95%
1963 85,896 2.77 3.75%
1962 82,735 2.71 3.89%
1961 79,576 2.65 4.17%
1960 76,325 2.60 %