Tanzania 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.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2019 was 20,011,885, a 5.2% increase from 2018.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2018 was 19,022,085, a 5.28% increase from 2017.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2017 was 18,068,061, a 5.34% increase from 2016.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2016 was 17,152,912, a 5.38% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
Congo, Dem. Rep. 39,095,679
Ethiopia 23,788,710
Tanzania 20,011,885
North Korea 15,947,412
Mozambique 11,092,106
Yemen 10,869,523
Uganda 10,784,516
Madagascar 10,210,849
Afghanistan 9,797,273
Syrian Arab Republic 9,358,019
Mali 8,479,688
Senegal 7,765,706
Somalia 7,034,861
Haiti 6,328,948
Burkina Faso 6,092,349
Nepal 5,765,513
Benin 5,648,149
Zimbabwe 4,717,305
Guinea 4,661,505
Niger 3,850,231
Chad 3,712,273
Togo 3,414,638
Sierra Leone 3,319,366
Malawi 3,199,301
Liberia 2,548,426
Tajikistan 2,545,477
South Sudan 2,201,250
Rwanda 2,186,104
Central African Republic 1,982,064
Burundi 1,541,177
Gambia 1,453,958
Guinea-Bissau 840,922
Comoros 248,152
Tanzania Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 20,011,885 34.50 5.07%
2018 19,022,085 33.78 5.15%
2017 18,068,061 33.05 5.20%
2016 17,152,912 32.33 5.24%
2015 16,277,264 31.62 5.28%
2014 15,439,583 30.90 5.32%
2013 14,639,705 30.20 5.35%
2012 13,877,188 29.49 5.36%
2011 13,153,008 28.80 5.35%
2010 12,467,582 28.11 5.34%
2009 11,819,029 27.44 5.32%
2008 11,206,812 26.78 5.32%
2007 10,626,392 26.12 5.32%
2006 10,076,208 25.48 5.33%
2005 9,552,982 24.85 5.36%
2004 9,054,501 24.22 5.39%
2003 8,579,714 23.61 5.23%
2002 8,142,549 23.04 4.34%
2001 7,796,649 22.67 4.24%
2000 7,473,332 22.31 4.10%
1999 7,172,771 21.95 3.99%
1998 6,892,434 21.59 3.97%
1997 6,624,427 21.24 4.09%
1996 6,359,253 20.89 4.31%
1995 6,090,822 20.54 4.60%
1994 5,816,977 20.20 4.87%
1993 5,540,351 19.87 5.06%
1992 5,267,139 19.54 5.11%
1991 5,004,951 19.21 5.03%
1990 4,759,494 18.88 4.90%
1989 4,532,039 18.57 4.95%
1988 4,313,058 18.22 5.76%
1987 4,071,645 17.73 5.75%
1986 3,844,103 17.24 5.80%
1985 3,627,339 16.77 5.85%
1984 3,421,079 16.31 5.91%
1983 3,224,814 15.85 5.93%
1982 3,039,167 15.41 5.95%
1981 2,863,513 14.98 5.94%
1980 2,698,244 14.56 5.96%
1979 2,542,018 14.14 6.54%
1978 2,381,140 13.66 9.78%
1977 2,159,303 12.77 9.86%
1976 1,956,493 11.94 9.99%
1975 1,770,568 11.15 10.07%
1974 1,600,911 10.40 10.17%
1973 1,446,116 9.70 10.23%
1972 1,305,476 9.05 10.28%
1971 1,177,954 8.43 10.29%
1970 1,062,806 7.85 10.25%
1969 959,246 7.31 10.24%
1968 865,845 6.80 9.55%
1967 786,950 6.37 5.75%
1966 742,977 6.20 5.73%
1965 701,580 6.03 5.73%
1964 662,492 5.87 5.73%
1963 625,626 5.70 5.72%
1962 590,864 5.55 5.70%
1961 558,101 5.39 5.67%
1960 527,336 5.25 %