Tanzania 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.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2019 was 37,993,578, a 1.87% increase from 2018.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2018 was 37,296,263, a 1.91% increase from 2017.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2017 was 36,595,845, a 1.94% increase from 2016.
  • Tanzania rural population for 2016 was 35,897,878, a 1.97% 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
Tanzania Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 37,993,578 65.50 1.85%
2018 37,296,263 66.22 1.90%
2017 36,595,845 66.95 1.93%
2016 35,897,878 67.67 1.95%
2015 35,205,369 68.38 1.97%
2014 34,520,239 69.10 1.98%
2013 33,842,561 69.80 1.99%
2012 33,175,293 70.51 1.99%
2011 32,520,330 71.20 1.99%
2010 31,878,943 71.89 1.98%
2009 31,254,805 72.56 1.96%
2008 30,647,132 73.22 1.95%
2007 30,055,022 73.88 1.96%
2006 29,472,455 74.52 1.97%
2005 28,897,338 75.16 2.00%
2004 28,325,266 75.78 2.02%
2003 27,758,068 76.39 2.06%
2002 27,192,239 76.96 2.24%
2001 26,589,207 77.33 2.14%
2000 26,025,848 77.69 2.00%
1999 25,509,468 78.05 1.89%
1998 25,031,762 78.41 1.87%
1997 24,568,430 78.76 1.99%
1996 24,085,273 79.11 2.21%
1995 23,558,313 79.46 2.50%
1994 22,975,662 79.80 2.78%
1993 22,346,852 80.13 2.96%
1992 21,694,058 80.46 3.01%
1991 21,051,643 80.79 2.93%
1990 20,444,351 81.12 2.80%
1989 19,879,699 81.44 2.66%
1988 19,357,750 81.78 2.40%
1987 18,899,555 82.28 2.40%
1986 18,452,183 82.76 2.45%
1985 18,006,457 83.23 2.51%
1984 17,560,697 83.70 2.54%
1983 17,119,733 84.15 2.58%
1982 16,684,155 84.59 2.59%
1981 16,257,167 85.02 2.60%
1980 15,840,015 85.45 2.60%
1979 15,434,204 85.86 2.51%
1978 15,051,617 86.34 2.05%
1977 14,745,911 87.23 2.14%
1976 14,433,666 88.06 2.23%
1975 14,114,661 88.85 2.34%
1974 13,788,025 89.60 2.44%
1973 13,456,147 90.30 2.51%
1972 13,122,864 90.95 2.54%
1971 12,793,741 91.57 2.54%
1970 12,472,675 92.15 2.53%
1969 12,161,334 92.69 2.51%
1968 11,859,677 93.20 2.55%
1967 11,561,239 93.63 2.80%
1966 11,242,463 93.80 2.79%
1965 10,933,252 93.97 2.78%
1964 10,633,189 94.14 2.77%
1963 10,342,569 94.30 2.76%
1962 10,061,098 94.45 2.75%
1961 9,788,596 94.61 2.73%
1960 9,524,816 94.75 %