South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2019 was 8,860,863, a 0.43% increase from 2018.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2018 was 8,822,993, a 0.26% increase from 2017.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2017 was 8,799,964, a 0.41% increase from 2016.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2016 was 8,764,369, a 0.79% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Nepal 22,843,197
Niger 19,460,484
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South Sudan 8,860,863
Senegal 8,530,658
Somalia 8,408,044
Guinea 8,109,741
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Tajikistan 6,775,541
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South Sudan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 8,860,863 80.10 0.43%
2018 8,822,993 80.39 0.26%
2017 8,799,964 80.65 0.41%
2016 8,764,369 80.91 0.79%
2015 8,695,542 81.15 1.23%
2014 8,588,930 81.37 1.65%
2013 8,448,156 81.59 2.12%
2012 8,271,244 81.78 2.61%
2011 8,058,027 81.97 3.12%
2010 7,810,170 82.14 3.73%
2009 7,523,988 82.30 4.36%
2008 7,203,169 82.45 4.78%
2007 6,866,642 82.58 4.87%
2006 6,540,453 82.71 4.65%
2005 6,243,218 82.85 4.22%
2004 5,985,422 82.98 3.77%
2003 5,764,171 83.11 3.48%
2002 5,567,212 83.24 3.51%
2001 5,375,396 83.37 3.78%
2000 5,176,246 83.50 4.22%
1999 4,962,149 83.62 4.54%
1998 4,741,933 83.75 4.37%
1997 4,539,134 83.88 3.42%
1996 4,386,574 84.00 1.86%
1995 4,305,690 84.13 -0.02%
1994 4,306,376 84.25 -1.59%
1993 4,375,382 84.37 -3.13%
1992 4,514,307 85.09 -3.12%
1991 4,657,336 85.93 -2.25%
1990 4,763,422 86.72 -1.22%
1989 4,821,695 87.48 -0.34%
1988 4,838,183 88.20 0.43%
1987 4,817,614 88.89 0.98%
1986 4,770,785 89.54 1.35%
1985 4,706,817 90.16 1.76%
1984 4,624,497 90.74 2.25%
1983 4,521,831 91.29 2.92%
1982 4,391,626 91.50 3.25%
1981 4,251,166 91.49 3.16%
1980 4,119,027 91.48 2.96%
1979 3,998,763 91.47 2.76%
1978 3,889,785 91.46 2.60%
1977 3,790,070 91.45 2.52%
1976 3,695,612 91.44 2.52%
1975 3,603,585 91.42 2.52%
1974 3,514,011 91.41 2.47%
1973 3,428,252 91.40 2.42%
1972 3,346,190 91.39 2.38%
1971 3,267,586 91.38 2.33%
1970 3,192,367 91.37 2.28%
1969 3,120,299 91.36 2.24%
1968 3,051,275 91.34 2.19%
1967 2,985,132 91.33 2.15%
1966 2,921,672 91.32 2.10%
1965 2,860,879 91.31 2.06%
1964 2,802,610 91.30 2.01%
1963 2,746,852 91.29 1.96%
1962 2,693,564 91.28 1.91%
1961 2,642,616 91.26 1.86%
1960 2,594,043 91.25 %