Sierra Leone 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.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2020 was 4,553,024, a 1.32% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2019 was 4,493,844, a 1.38% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2018 was 4,432,879, a 1.43% increase from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2017 was 4,370,546, a 1.47% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Benin 6,253,752
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Sierra Leone 4,553,024
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Sierra Leone Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 4,553,024 57.08 1.31%
2019 4,493,844 57.52 1.37%
2018 4,432,879 57.95 1.42%
2017 4,370,546 58.36 1.46%
2016 4,307,309 58.77 1.49%
2015 4,243,690 59.17 1.51%
2014 4,179,978 59.57 1.54%
2013 4,115,914 59.96 1.58%
2012 4,051,583 60.36 1.60%
2011 3,987,298 60.75 1.63%
2010 3,922,776 61.14 1.62%
2009 3,859,865 61.53 1.61%
2008 3,798,109 61.92 1.75%
2007 3,732,205 62.31 2.10%
2006 3,654,759 62.70 2.59%
2005 3,561,319 63.08 3.31%
2004 3,445,370 63.40 4.00%
2003 3,310,380 63.65 4.25%
2002 3,172,680 63.89 3.98%
2001 3,048,927 64.13 3.26%
2000 2,951,271 64.37 2.33%
1999 2,883,408 64.62 1.46%
1998 2,841,655 64.86 0.69%
1997 2,822,060 65.10 0.16%
1996 2,817,590 65.33 -0.16%
1995 2,822,145 65.57 -0.50%
1994 2,836,180 65.81 -0.80%
1993 2,859,065 66.05 -0.79%
1992 2,881,673 66.28 -0.38%
1991 2,892,513 66.52 0.32%
1990 2,883,355 66.75 1.18%
1989 2,849,662 66.98 1.98%
1988 2,793,800 67.21 2.55%
1987 2,723,533 67.45 2.71%
1986 2,650,617 67.68 2.40%
1985 2,587,721 68.00 1.96%
1984 2,537,607 68.45 1.75%
1983 2,493,536 68.89 1.60%
1982 2,454,042 69.32 1.55%
1981 2,416,288 69.75 1.59%
1980 2,378,079 70.18 1.63%
1979 2,339,534 70.61 1.62%
1978 2,301,905 71.03 1.61%
1977 2,265,198 71.45 1.59%
1976 2,229,525 71.86 1.56%
1975 2,194,984 72.27 1.28%
1974 2,167,022 72.86 0.95%
1973 2,146,525 73.68 0.95%
1972 2,126,247 74.48 0.94%
1971 2,106,406 75.26 0.93%
1970 2,086,967 76.03 0.91%
1969 2,068,003 76.78 0.90%
1968 2,049,532 77.52 0.88%
1967 2,031,605 78.24 0.86%
1966 2,014,115 78.94 0.85%
1965 1,997,075 79.62 0.84%
1964 1,980,441 80.29 0.82%
1963 1,964,304 80.94 0.85%
1962 1,947,627 81.53 0.85%
1961 1,931,225 82.10 0.82%
1960 1,915,481 82.65 %