South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2019 was 2,201,250, a 2.24% increase from 2018.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2018 was 2,152,927, a 2% increase from 2017.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2017 was 2,110,795, a 2.06% increase from 2016.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2016 was 2,068,143, a 2.38% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Sudan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 2,201,250 19.90 2.22%
2018 2,152,927 19.62 1.98%
2017 2,110,795 19.35 2.04%
2016 2,068,143 19.09 2.35%
2015 2,020,116 18.85 2.72%
2014 1,965,953 18.63 3.05%
2013 1,906,880 18.42 3.44%
2012 1,842,403 18.22 3.86%
2011 1,772,671 18.03 4.29%
2010 1,698,194 17.86 4.82%
2009 1,618,271 17.70 5.36%
2008 1,533,770 17.56 5.72%
2007 1,448,497 17.42 5.79%
2006 1,366,953 17.29 5.58%
2005 1,292,714 17.15 5.14%
2004 1,227,929 17.02 4.70%
2003 1,171,505 16.89 4.41%
2002 1,121,014 16.76 4.43%
2001 1,072,397 16.63 4.70%
2000 1,023,148 16.50 5.16%
1999 971,733 16.38 5.47%
1998 920,009 16.25 5.30%
1997 872,521 16.12 4.35%
1996 835,352 16.00 2.79%
1995 812,393 15.87 0.92%
1994 804,989 15.75 -0.66%
1993 810,317 15.63 2.39%
1992 791,150 14.91 3.64%
1991 762,835 14.07 4.51%
1990 729,201 13.28 5.54%
1989 689,884 12.52 6.40%
1988 647,099 11.80 7.19%
1987 602,195 11.11 7.73%
1986 557,379 10.46 8.12%
1985 513,930 9.84 8.51%
1984 471,985 9.26 9.01%
1983 431,320 8.71 5.61%
1982 407,808 8.50 3.11%
1981 395,323 8.51 3.02%
1980 383,577 8.52 2.81%
1979 372,951 8.53 2.62%
1978 363,298 8.54 2.46%
1977 354,484 8.55 2.37%
1976 346,179 8.57 2.38%
1975 338,033 8.58 2.38%
1974 330,093 8.59 2.32%
1973 322,530 8.60 2.28%
1972 315,250 8.61 2.22%
1971 308,314 8.62 2.19%
1970 301,637 8.63 2.13%
1969 295,277 8.65 2.10%
1968 289,147 8.66 2.05%
1967 283,273 8.67 2.00%
1966 277,671 8.68 1.96%
1965 272,271 8.69 1.91%
1964 267,129 8.70 1.86%
1963 262,210 8.71 1.82%
1962 257,479 8.73 1.76%
1961 252,989 8.74 1.72%
1960 248,681 8.75 %