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 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.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2015 was 26,382,755, a 2.86% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 269,114,845
Japan 115,920,900
Germany 64,113,235
United Kingdom 55,450,489
France 53,887,219
Italy 42,566,587
South Korea 42,061,563
Argentina 40,877,099
Spain 37,528,982
Canada 30,169,985
Saudi Arabia 28,255,384
Poland 22,809,156
Australia 21,496,436
Chile 16,400,002
Netherlands 15,764,657
Belgium 11,193,741
Sweden 8,903,252
Greece 8,481,080
UAE 8,332,898
Israel 8,210,230
Czech Republic 7,840,913
Hong Kong 7,451,000
Hungary 6,970,126
Portugal 6,704,840
Switzerland 6,284,953
Singapore 5,638,676
Austria 5,157,557
Denmark 5,094,448
Finland 4,711,421
Norway 4,370,935
New Zealand 4,227,814
Kuwait 4,137,309
Oman 4,082,797
Uruguay 3,288,355
Ireland 3,065,960
Puerto Rico 2,989,960
Slovak Republic 2,926,461
Panama 2,828,119
Qatar 2,757,615
Croatia 2,328,791
Lithuania 1,887,928
Bahrain 1,401,305
Latvia 1,312,784
Slovenia 1,127,565
Estonia 909,825
Cyprus 794,548
Trinidad and Tobago 739,182
Macao 631,636
Luxembourg 552,917
Malta 457,477
Brunei 332,999
Iceland 331,698
Bahamas 320,178
New Caledonia 200,782
French Polynesia 171,700
Guam 157,115
Curacao 142,497
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,399
Barbados 89,280
Andorra 67,813
Cayman Islands 64,174
Bermuda 63,968
Seychelles 54,855
Channel Islands 52,708
Northern Mariana Islands 52,114
Greenland 48,639
Aruba 45,948
Isle of Man 44,214
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,654
Monaco 38,682
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,065
Gibraltar 33,718
San Marino 32,848
Antigua and Barbuda 23,685
Faroe Islands 20,400
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,139
Palau 14,313
British Virgin Islands 14,222
Liechtenstein 5,436
Saudi Arabia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
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%