Sierra Leone Rural Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2019 was 4,493,849, a 1.38% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2018 was 4,432,882, a 1.43% increase from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2017 was 4,370,548, a 1.47% increase from 2016.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2016 was 4,307,305, a 1.5% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Syrian Arab Republic 7,712,116
Tajikistan 6,775,541
Benin 6,153,002
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Sierra Leone 4,493,849
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Sierra Leone Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 4,493,849 57.52 1.37%
2018 4,432,882 57.95 1.42%
2017 4,370,548 58.36 1.46%
2016 4,307,305 58.77 1.49%
2015 4,243,693 59.17 1.51%
2014 4,179,972 59.57 1.54%
2013 4,115,917 59.96 1.58%
2012 4,051,580 60.36 1.60%
2011 3,987,300 60.75 1.63%
2010 3,922,775 61.14 1.62%
2009 3,859,864 61.53 1.61%
2008 3,798,111 61.92 1.75%
2007 3,732,200 62.31 2.10%
2006 3,654,757 62.70 2.59%
2005 3,561,316 63.08 3.31%
2004 3,445,368 63.40 4.00%
2003 3,310,377 63.65 4.25%
2002 3,172,678 63.89 3.98%
2001 3,048,929 64.13 3.26%
2000 2,951,272 64.37 2.33%
1999 2,883,410 64.62 1.46%
1998 2,841,655 64.86 0.69%
1997 2,822,064 65.10 0.16%
1996 2,817,594 65.33 -0.16%
1995 2,822,148 65.57 -0.50%
1994 2,836,177 65.81 -0.80%
1993 2,859,060 66.05 -0.79%
1992 2,881,671 66.28 -0.38%
1991 2,892,511 66.52 0.32%
1990 2,883,355 66.75 1.18%
1989 2,849,669 66.98 1.98%
1988 2,793,798 67.21 2.55%
1987 2,723,526 67.45 2.71%
1986 2,650,617 67.68 2.40%
1985 2,587,726 68.00 1.96%
1984 2,537,605 68.45 1.75%
1983 2,493,532 68.89 1.60%
1982 2,454,046 69.32 1.55%
1981 2,416,283 69.75 1.59%
1980 2,378,080 70.18 1.63%
1979 2,339,533 70.61 1.62%
1978 2,301,903 71.03 1.61%
1977 2,265,201 71.45 1.59%
1976 2,229,523 71.86 1.56%
1975 2,194,982 72.27 1.28%
1974 2,167,021 72.86 0.95%
1973 2,146,523 73.68 0.95%
1972 2,126,252 74.48 0.94%
1971 2,106,404 75.26 0.93%
1970 2,086,968 76.03 0.91%
1969 2,068,006 76.78 0.90%
1968 2,049,539 77.52 0.88%
1967 2,031,610 78.24 0.86%
1966 2,014,114 78.94 0.85%
1965 1,997,069 79.62 0.84%
1964 1,980,438 80.29 0.82%
1963 1,964,298 80.94 0.85%
1962 1,947,635 81.53 0.85%
1961 1,931,219 82.10 0.82%
1960 1,915,480 82.65 %