Somalia 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.
  • Somalia urban population for 2019 was 7,034,861, a 4.23% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia urban population for 2018 was 6,749,317, a 4.22% increase from 2017.
  • Somalia urban population for 2017 was 6,476,256, a 4.19% increase from 2016.
  • Somalia urban population for 2016 was 6,215,568, a 4.17% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Mozambique 11,092,106
Yemen 10,869,523
Uganda 10,784,516
Madagascar 10,210,849
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Somalia 7,034,861
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Guinea 4,661,505
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Sierra Leone 3,319,366
Malawi 3,199,301
Liberia 2,548,426
Tajikistan 2,545,477
South Sudan 2,201,250
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Central African Republic 1,982,064
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Gambia 1,453,958
Guinea-Bissau 840,922
Comoros 248,152
Somalia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 7,034,861 45.55 4.14%
2018 6,749,317 44.97 4.13%
2017 6,476,256 44.39 4.11%
2016 6,215,568 43.82 4.09%
2015 5,966,600 43.25 4.06%
2014 5,729,048 42.68 4.04%
2013 5,502,041 42.12 4.04%
2012 5,284,312 41.56 4.06%
2011 5,074,284 41.00 6.93%
2010 4,734,450 39.31 7.07%
2009 4,411,125 37.65 7.21%
2008 4,104,241 36.01 7.39%
2007 3,812,005 34.40 -4.65%
2006 3,993,409 37.10 5.14%
2005 3,793,360 36.31 5.25%
2004 3,599,377 35.53 5.36%
2003 3,411,445 34.76 5.48%
2002 3,229,506 33.99 4.47%
2001 3,088,301 33.62 4.59%
2000 2,949,758 33.25 4.77%
1999 2,812,253 32.88 4.92%
1998 2,677,302 32.51 4.82%
1997 2,551,227 32.15 4.38%
1996 2,441,942 31.79 3.66%
1995 2,354,247 31.43 2.75%
1994 2,290,445 31.07 1.93%
1993 2,246,775 30.71 1.43%
1992 2,214,806 30.36 1.46%
1991 2,182,718 30.01 1.84%
1990 2,142,818 29.66 2.45%
1989 2,090,901 29.31 2.99%
1988 2,029,346 28.97 3.25%
1987 1,964,463 28.63 2.88%
1986 1,908,723 28.33 2.26%
1985 1,866,070 28.07 1.45%
1984 1,839,155 27.80 0.89%
1983 1,822,825 27.54 1.11%
1982 1,802,674 27.28 2.43%
1981 1,759,368 27.02 4.56%
1980 1,681,020 26.76 7.34%
1979 1,561,993 26.51 10.16%
1978 1,411,049 26.25 12.24%
1977 1,248,509 26.00 12.51%
1976 1,101,750 25.75 10.76%
1975 989,397 25.50 8.44%
1974 909,337 25.03 5.81%
1973 858,028 24.43 3.39%
1972 829,408 23.84 2.69%
1971 807,360 23.25 3.30%
1970 781,159 22.68 4.21%
1969 748,977 22.12 4.74%
1968 714,327 21.56 5.15%
1967 678,492 21.02 5.21%
1966 644,039 20.49 5.01%
1965 612,587 19.96 4.81%
1964 583,815 19.45 4.96%
1963 555,581 18.92 5.08%
1962 528,051 18.37 5.08%
1961 501,898 17.84 5.06%
1960 477,114 17.31 %