Rwanda 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.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2019 was 2,186,104, a 3.25% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2018 was 2,117,287, a 3.19% increase from 2017.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2017 was 2,051,735, a 3.09% increase from 2016.
  • Rwanda urban population for 2016 was 1,990,234, a 2.95% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Rwanda Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 2,186,104 17.31 3.20%
2018 2,117,287 17.21 3.15%
2017 2,051,735 17.13 3.04%
2016 1,990,234 17.06 2.91%
2015 1,933,197 17.00 2.76%
2014 1,880,560 16.97 2.60%
2013 1,832,232 16.95 2.48%
2012 1,787,432 16.94 2.49%
2011 1,743,484 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 1,569,212 16.92 2.54%
2006 1,529,861 16.92 2.30%
2005 1,495,057 16.91 1.85%
2004 1,467,703 16.91 1.46%
2003 1,446,502 16.90 2.29%
2002 1,413,808 16.78 8.17%
2001 1,302,910 15.83 9.55%
2000 1,184,181 14.93 11.55%
1999 1,054,974 14.06 13.46%
1998 922,153 13.24 14.17%
1997 800,305 12.47 15.71%
1996 683,931 11.37 17.50%
1995 574,136 9.84 13.03%
1994 503,989 8.49 9.55%
1993 458,069 7.31 8.34%
1992 421,437 6.29 8.01%
1991 388,979 5.49 -1.48%
1990 394,766 5.42 1.54%
1989 388,737 5.34 3.99%
1988 373,548 5.27 5.82%
1987 352,424 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 279,996 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 231,814 4.66 5.14%
1978 220,189 4.58 7.82%
1977 203,626 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 102,729 3.00 4.99%
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 %