Tanzania 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.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2020 was 38,691,642, a 1.84% increase from 2019.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2019 was 37,993,577, a 1.88% increase from 2018.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2018 was 37,293,015, a 1.91% increase from 2017.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2017 was 36,593,461, a 1.94% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
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
Tanzania Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 38,691,642 64.77 1.82%
2019 37,993,577 65.50 1.86%
2018 37,293,015 66.22 1.89%
2017 36,593,461 66.95 1.92%
2016 35,896,823 67.67 1.95%
2015 35,205,372 68.38 1.96%
2014 34,520,751 69.10 1.98%
2013 33,843,165 69.80 1.99%
2012 33,175,682 70.51 1.99%
2011 32,520,460 71.20 1.99%
2010 31,878,948 71.89 1.98%
2009 31,254,802 72.56 1.96%
2008 30,647,132 73.22 1.95%
2007 30,055,023 73.88 1.96%
2006 29,472,457 74.52 1.97%
2005 28,897,340 75.16 2.00%
2004 28,325,265 75.78 2.02%
2003 27,758,065 76.39 2.06%
2002 27,192,241 76.96 2.24%
2001 26,589,202 77.33 2.14%
2000 26,025,846 77.69 2.00%
1999 25,509,469 78.05 1.89%
1998 25,031,766 78.41 1.87%
1997 24,568,427 78.76 1.99%
1996 24,085,271 79.11 2.21%
1995 23,558,308 79.46 2.50%
1994 22,975,670 79.80 2.78%
1993 22,346,853 80.13 2.96%
1992 21,694,063 80.46 3.01%
1991 21,051,652 80.79 2.93%
1990 20,444,353 81.12 2.80%
1989 19,879,704 81.44 2.66%
1988 19,357,749 81.78 2.40%
1987 18,899,561 82.28 2.40%
1986 18,452,180 82.76 2.45%
1985 18,006,460 83.23 2.51%
1984 17,560,697 83.70 2.54%
1983 17,119,735 84.15 2.58%
1982 16,684,151 84.59 2.59%
1981 16,257,170 85.02 2.60%
1980 15,840,019 85.45 2.60%
1979 15,434,202 85.86 2.51%
1978 15,051,616 86.34 2.05%
1977 14,745,918 87.23 2.14%
1976 14,433,667 88.06 2.23%
1975 14,114,660 88.85 2.34%
1974 13,788,022 89.60 2.44%
1973 13,456,155 90.30 2.51%
1972 13,122,864 90.95 2.54%
1971 12,793,744 91.57 2.54%
1970 12,472,681 92.15 2.53%
1969 12,161,341 92.69 2.51%
1968 11,859,675 93.20 2.55%
1967 11,561,238 93.63 2.80%
1966 11,242,464 93.80 2.79%
1965 10,933,256 93.97 2.78%
1964 10,633,184 94.14 2.77%
1963 10,342,570 94.30 2.76%
1962 10,061,090 94.45 2.75%
1961 9,788,594 94.61 2.73%
1960 9,524,815 94.75 %