Saudi Arabia Urban Population 1960-2020

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.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2019 was 28,807,838, a 1.96% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2018 was 28,255,384, a 2.09% increase from 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2017 was 27,678,169, a 2.29% increase from 2016.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2016 was 27,057,429, a 2.56% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,269
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
Saudi Arabia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 28,807,838 84.07 1.94%
2018 28,255,384 83.84 2.06%
2017 27,678,169 83.62 2.27%
2016 27,057,429 83.40 2.53%
2015 26,382,755 83.18 2.82%
2014 25,648,738 82.96 3.10%
2013 24,865,453 82.74 3.30%
2012 24,058,860 82.52 3.36%
2011 23,264,870 82.30 3.30%
2010 22,508,632 82.08 3.19%
2009 21,801,430 81.87 3.09%
2008 21,137,735 81.65 3.03%
2007 20,507,062 81.43 3.04%
2006 19,893,608 81.20 3.10%
2005 19,286,107 80.98 3.19%
2004 18,680,566 80.75 3.24%
2003 18,084,339 80.53 3.22%
2002 17,510,539 80.30 3.09%
2001 16,978,440 80.08 2.86%
2000 16,499,665 79.85 2.59%
1999 16,078,075 79.62 2.35%
1998 15,704,580 79.38 2.22%
1997 15,360,171 79.15 2.24%
1996 15,019,607 78.91 2.40%
1995 14,663,134 78.67 2.61%
1994 14,285,427 78.43 2.82%
1993 13,888,412 78.19 3.17%
1992 13,454,748 77.85 3.81%
1991 12,952,377 77.22 4.10%
1990 12,432,320 76.58 4.41%
1989 11,895,419 75.93 4.76%
1988 11,342,799 75.27 5.14%
1987 10,774,882 74.59 5.54%
1986 10,193,888 73.90 6.73%
1985 9,530,555 72.65 7.27%
1984 8,862,080 71.36 7.83%
1983 8,194,651 70.03 8.24%
1982 7,546,375 68.67 8.41%
1981 6,937,865 67.28 8.34%
1980 6,382,806 65.86 8.12%
1979 5,885,282 64.41 7.85%
1978 5,441,027 62.93 7.63%
1977 5,041,250 61.42 7.57%
1976 4,673,719 59.90 7.66%
1975 4,329,200 58.35 7.90%
1974 4,000,202 56.70 8.55%
1973 3,672,227 54.71 8.60%
1972 3,369,543 52.71 8.59%
1971 3,092,285 50.69 8.49%
1970 2,840,512 48.67 8.36%
1969 2,612,635 46.66 8.24%
1968 2,405,881 44.65 8.20%
1967 2,216,504 42.67 8.23%
1966 2,041,351 40.70 8.35%
1965 1,877,829 38.77 8.51%
1964 1,724,613 36.87 8.68%
1963 1,581,283 35.01 7.82%
1962 1,462,319 33.52 6.83%
1961 1,365,769 32.37 6.72%
1960 1,277,043 31.25 6.60%