Somalia 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.
  • Somalia rural population for 2019 was 8,408,044, a 1.81% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia rural population for 2018 was 8,258,837, a 1.8% increase from 2017.
  • Somalia rural population for 2017 was 8,112,863, a 1.79% increase from 2016.
  • Somalia rural population for 2016 was 7,970,045, a 1.78% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 88,290,020
Congo, Dem. Rep. 47,694,888
Tanzania 37,993,578
Uganda 33,485,078
Afghanistan 28,244,481
Nepal 22,843,197
Niger 19,460,484
Mozambique 19,273,930
Yemen 18,292,399
Madagascar 16,758,458
Malawi 15,429,446
Burkina Faso 14,229,029
Chad 12,234,603
Mali 11,178,343
Rwanda 10,440,846
Burundi 9,989,403
Zimbabwe 9,928,163
North Korea 9,718,749
South Sudan 8,860,863
Senegal 8,530,658
Somalia 8,408,044
Guinea 8,109,741
Syrian Arab Republic 7,712,116
Tajikistan 6,775,541
Benin 6,153,002
Haiti 4,934,129
Togo 4,667,728
Sierra Leone 4,493,849
Central African Republic 2,763,121
Liberia 2,388,948
Guinea-Bissau 1,080,000
Gambia 893,748
Comoros 602,734
Somalia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 8,408,044 54.45 1.79%
2018 8,258,837 55.03 1.78%
2017 8,112,863 55.61 1.78%
2016 7,970,045 56.18 1.77%
2015 7,830,601 56.76 1.75%
2014 7,694,528 57.32 1.74%
2013 7,561,665 57.88 1.74%
2012 7,431,198 58.44 1.75%
2011 7,302,018 59.00 -0.10%
2010 7,309,433 60.69 0.04%
2009 7,306,567 62.36 0.19%
2008 7,292,947 63.99 0.34%
2007 7,268,116 65.60 7.09%
2006 6,770,496 62.90 1.74%
2005 6,653,503 63.69 1.86%
2004 6,530,866 64.47 1.96%
2003 6,403,967 65.24 2.08%
2002 6,271,836 66.01 2.80%
2001 6,098,424 66.38 2.93%
2000 5,922,496 66.75 3.11%
1999 5,741,348 67.12 3.25%
1998 5,557,762 67.49 3.16%
1997 5,384,900 67.85 2.71%
1996 5,240,744 68.22 1.99%
1995 5,137,390 68.58 1.08%
1994 5,082,153 68.93 0.26%
1993 5,069,090 69.29 -0.23%
1992 5,080,578 69.64 -0.21%
1991 5,091,312 69.99 0.18%
1990 5,082,274 70.34 0.79%
1989 5,042,357 70.69 1.33%
1988 4,975,888 71.03 1.58%
1987 4,897,810 71.37 1.44%
1986 4,828,025 71.67 0.95%
1985 4,782,557 71.93 0.15%
1984 4,775,560 72.20 -0.42%
1983 4,795,763 72.46 -0.20%
1982 4,805,370 72.72 1.12%
1981 4,751,745 72.98 3.24%
1980 4,600,114 73.24 6.03%
1979 4,330,762 73.49 8.85%
1978 3,963,968 73.75 10.93%
1977 3,553,632 74.00 11.20%
1976 3,177,223 74.25 9.44%
1975 2,890,895 74.50 5.96%
1974 2,723,653 74.97 2.57%
1973 2,654,595 75.57 0.16%
1972 2,650,382 76.17 -0.55%
1971 2,665,007 76.75 0.06%
1970 2,663,409 77.32 0.97%
1969 2,637,761 77.89 1.50%
1968 2,598,415 78.44 1.91%
1967 2,549,349 78.98 1.97%
1966 2,499,609 79.51 1.77%
1965 2,455,872 80.04 1.58%
1964 2,417,343 80.55 1.52%
1963 2,380,896 81.08 1.47%
1962 2,346,167 81.63 1.46%
1961 2,312,220 82.17 1.45%
1960 2,278,858 82.69 %