Sierra Leone Urban Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2019 was 3,319,366, a 3.17% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2018 was 3,217,272, a 3.19% increase from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2017 was 3,117,883, a 3.19% increase from 2016.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2016 was 3,021,533, a 3.19% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Sierra Leone Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 3,319,366 42.48 3.12%
2018 3,217,272 42.06 3.14%
2017 3,117,883 41.64 3.14%
2016 3,021,533 41.23 3.14%
2015 2,928,221 40.83 3.16%
2014 2,837,172 40.43 3.19%
2013 2,748,063 40.04 3.22%
2012 2,661,001 39.64 3.25%
2011 2,575,940 39.25 3.28%
2010 2,492,859 38.86 3.26%
2009 2,412,870 38.47 3.26%
2008 2,335,492 38.08 3.40%
2007 2,257,433 37.69 3.74%
2006 2,174,480 37.30 4.24%
2005 2,084,308 36.92 4.70%
2004 1,988,623 36.60 5.05%
2003 1,890,693 36.35 5.30%
2002 1,793,088 36.11 5.03%
2001 1,705,143 35.87 4.30%
2000 1,633,299 35.63 3.38%
1999 1,578,968 35.38 2.51%
1998 1,539,828 35.14 1.74%
1997 1,513,237 34.91 1.21%
1996 1,495,072 34.67 0.89%
1995 1,481,809 34.43 0.56%
1994 1,473,598 34.19 0.25%
1993 1,469,897 33.96 0.26%
1992 1,466,053 33.72 0.68%
1991 1,456,149 33.49 1.37%
1990 1,436,407 33.25 2.23%
1989 1,404,775 33.02 3.03%
1988 1,362,836 32.79 3.60%
1987 1,314,618 32.56 3.76%
1986 1,266,068 32.33 3.90%
1985 1,217,585 32.00 3.99%
1984 1,169,905 31.56 3.80%
1983 1,126,315 31.12 3.63%
1982 1,086,124 30.68 3.59%
1981 1,047,823 30.25 3.64%
1980 1,010,415 29.82 3.67%
1979 973,971 29.39 3.66%
1978 938,936 28.97 3.65%
1977 905,307 28.55 3.63%
1976 873,069 28.14 3.60%
1975 842,172 27.73 4.26%
1974 807,083 27.14 5.12%
1973 766,821 26.32 5.11%
1972 728,620 25.52 5.11%
1971 692,320 24.74 5.10%
1970 657,923 23.97 5.08%
1969 625,342 23.22 5.06%
1968 594,481 22.48 5.05%
1967 565,195 21.77 5.03%
1966 537,464 21.06 5.02%
1965 511,150 20.38 5.00%
1964 486,229 19.71 4.99%
1963 462,559 19.06 4.74%
1962 441,134 18.47 4.64%
1961 421,144 17.90 4.61%
1960 402,156 17.35 %