Somalia 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.
  • Somalia rural population for 2020 was 8,559,929, a 1.81% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia rural population for 2019 was 8,408,045, a 1.81% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia rural population for 2018 was 8,258,876, a 1.8% increase from 2017.
  • Somalia rural population for 2017 was 8,112,889, a 1.79% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 90,022,234
Congo, Dem. Rep. 48,687,370
Tanzania 38,691,642
Uganda 34,326,791
Afghanistan 28,796,851
Nepal 23,141,618
Niger 20,182,041
Mozambique 19,667,795
Yemen 18,519,540
Madagascar 17,020,562
Malawi 15,796,178
Burkina Faso 14,505,412
Chad 12,562,497
Mali 11,358,895
Rwanda 10,694,380
Burundi 10,260,793
Zimbabwe 10,070,822
North Korea 9,697,732
South Sudan 8,932,708
Senegal 8,686,416
Somalia 8,559,929
Guinea 8,290,075
Syrian Arab Republic 7,792,168
Tajikistan 6,914,218
Benin 6,253,752
Haiti 4,893,055
Togo 4,735,438
Sierra Leone 4,553,024
Central African Republic 2,791,700
Liberia 2,423,184
Guinea-Bissau 1,098,222
Gambia 904,267
Comoros 614,108
Somalia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 8,559,929 53.86 1.79%
2019 8,408,045 54.45 1.79%
2018 8,258,876 55.03 1.78%
2017 8,112,889 55.61 1.78%
2016 7,970,057 56.18 1.77%
2015 7,830,603 56.76 1.75%
2014 7,694,525 57.32 1.74%
2013 7,561,668 57.88 1.74%
2012 7,431,185 58.44 1.75%
2011 7,302,020 59.00 -0.10%
2010 7,309,434 60.69 0.04%
2009 7,306,566 62.36 0.19%
2008 7,292,947 63.99 0.34%
2007 7,268,117 65.60 7.09%
2006 6,770,496 62.90 1.74%
2005 6,653,498 63.69 1.86%
2004 6,530,872 64.47 1.96%
2003 6,403,967 65.24 2.08%
2002 6,271,831 66.01 2.80%
2001 6,098,420 66.38 2.93%
2000 5,922,493 66.75 3.11%
1999 5,741,344 67.12 3.25%
1998 5,557,762 67.49 3.16%
1997 5,384,897 67.85 2.71%
1996 5,240,742 68.22 1.99%
1995 5,137,397 68.58 1.08%
1994 5,082,149 68.93 0.26%
1993 5,069,089 69.29 -0.23%
1992 5,080,576 69.64 -0.21%
1991 5,091,309 69.99 0.18%
1990 5,082,272 70.34 0.79%
1989 5,042,361 70.69 1.33%
1988 4,975,882 71.03 1.58%
1987 4,897,806 71.37 1.43%
1986 4,828,027 71.67 0.95%
1985 4,782,558 71.93 0.15%
1984 4,775,558 72.20 -0.42%
1983 4,795,767 72.46 -0.20%
1982 4,805,367 72.72 1.12%
1981 4,751,747 72.98 3.24%
1980 4,600,117 73.24 6.03%
1979 4,330,768 73.49 8.85%
1978 3,963,968 73.75 10.93%
1977 3,553,627 74.00 11.20%
1976 3,177,224 74.25 9.44%
1975 2,890,890 74.50 5.96%
1974 2,723,650 74.97 2.57%
1973 2,654,597 75.57 0.16%
1972 2,650,384 76.17 -0.55%
1971 2,664,999 76.75 0.06%
1970 2,663,410 77.32 0.97%
1969 2,637,759 77.89 1.50%
1968 2,598,410 78.44 1.91%
1967 2,549,344 78.98 1.97%
1966 2,499,614 79.51 1.77%
1965 2,455,877 80.04 1.58%
1964 2,417,344 80.55 1.52%
1963 2,380,896 81.08 1.47%
1962 2,346,164 81.63 1.46%
1961 2,312,226 82.17 1.45%
1960 2,278,854 82.69 %