Saudi Arabia Rural Population 1960-2022

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.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2020 was 5,470,303, a 0.18% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2019 was 5,460,690, a 0.29% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2018 was 5,445,017, a 0.44% increase from 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2017 was 5,421,312, a 0.67% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,119,368
Germany 18,768,241
Italy 17,247,441
Poland 15,164,002
France 12,821,248
United Kingdom 10,819,646
Japan 10,341,204
South Korea 9,623,938
Spain 9,086,766
Canada 7,007,406
Saudi Arabia 5,470,303
Austria 3,678,525
Argentina 3,579,773
Australia 3,534,280
Portugal 3,471,945
Czech Republic 2,775,187
Hungary 2,735,589
Slovak Republic 2,524,162
Chile 2,346,132
Switzerland 2,252,934
Greece 2,173,649
Ireland 1,815,432
Croatia 1,717,915
Panama 1,362,863
Netherlands 1,354,130
UAE 1,281,005
Sweden 1,244,794
Slovenia 942,579
Norway 915,909
Lithuania 893,018
Finland 801,014
Oman 700,833
Denmark 693,004
Israel 683,249
New Zealand 676,263
Trinidad and Tobago 654,766
Latvia 602,505
Estonia 409,580
Cyprus 400,590
Belgium 221,991
Puerto Rico 205,025
Barbados 197,737
Bahrain 178,564
Uruguay 155,797
Channel Islands 120,027
French Polynesia 106,814
Brunei 95,153
New Caledonia 77,460
Antigua and Barbuda 74,001
Bahamas 65,889
Aruba 60,112
Luxembourg 54,041
Seychelles 41,801
Isle of Man 40,052
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,786
Liechtenstein 32,639
Faroe Islands 28,147
Malta 27,609
Iceland 22,359
Qatar 22,040
Curacao 16,955
British Virgin Islands 15,568
Andorra 9,337
Guam 8,544
Greenland 7,169
Northern Mariana Islands 4,721
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,316
Palau 3,440
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,476
San Marino 849
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Saudi Arabia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 5,470,303 15.71 0.18%
2019 5,460,690 15.94 0.29%
2018 5,445,017 16.16 0.44%
2017 5,421,312 16.38 0.67%
2016 5,385,287 16.60 0.94%
2015 5,334,913 16.82 1.26%
2014 5,268,189 17.04 1.55%
2013 5,186,985 17.26 1.76%
2012 5,096,278 17.48 1.85%
2011 5,002,798 17.70 1.81%
2010 4,912,830 17.92 1.72%
2009 4,828,873 18.13 1.63%
2008 4,750,805 18.35 1.55%
2007 4,677,534 18.57 1.57%
2006 4,604,703 18.80 1.63%
2005 4,530,075 19.02 1.74%
2004 4,452,117 19.25 1.81%
2003 4,372,309 19.47 1.79%
2002 4,294,776 19.70 1.66%
2001 4,224,203 19.92 1.43%
2000 4,164,177 20.15 1.15%
1999 4,116,453 20.38 0.92%
1998 4,078,723 20.62 0.78%
1997 4,046,970 20.85 0.81%
1996 4,014,237 21.09 0.97%
1995 3,975,654 21.33 1.18%
1994 3,929,044 21.57 1.39%
1993 3,874,886 21.81 1.22%
1992 3,827,942 22.15 0.20%
1991 3,820,317 22.78 0.49%
1990 3,801,466 23.42 0.81%
1989 3,770,876 24.07 1.16%
1988 3,727,283 24.73 1.53%
1987 3,670,787 25.41 1.94%
1986 3,600,278 26.10 0.33%
1985 3,588,440 27.35 0.89%
1984 3,556,755 28.64 1.42%
1983 3,506,478 29.97 1.84%
1982 3,442,477 31.33 2.01%
1981 3,373,908 32.72 1.95%
1980 3,308,668 34.14 1.71%
1979 3,252,645 35.60 1.45%
1978 3,205,818 37.08 1.24%
1977 3,166,447 38.58 1.18%
1976 3,129,208 40.10 1.25%
1975 3,090,290 41.65 1.17%
1974 3,054,330 43.30 0.48%
1973 3,039,695 45.29 0.54%
1972 3,023,429 47.29 0.50%
1971 3,008,343 49.31 0.42%
1970 2,995,876 51.33 0.29%
1969 2,987,271 53.35 0.18%
1968 2,981,944 55.35 0.11%
1967 2,978,624 57.34 0.16%
1966 2,974,004 59.30 0.28%
1965 2,965,804 61.23 0.44%
1964 2,952,688 63.13 0.59%
1963 2,935,254 64.99 1.19%
1962 2,900,469 66.48 1.65%
1961 2,853,083 67.63 1.54%
1960 2,809,492 68.75 %