Uganda 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.
  • Uganda rural population for 2019 was 33,485,078, a 2.82% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda rural population for 2018 was 32,566,140, a 3.01% increase from 2017.
  • Uganda rural population for 2017 was 31,614,420, a 3.05% increase from 2016.
  • Uganda rural population for 2016 was 30,677,654, a 2.97% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Uganda Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 33,485,078 75.64 2.78%
2018 32,566,140 76.23 2.97%
2017 31,614,420 76.80 3.01%
2016 30,677,654 77.38 2.93%
2015 29,792,918 77.94 2.79%
2014 28,974,560 78.50 2.66%
2013 28,214,236 79.04 2.56%
2012 27,500,804 79.58 2.52%
2011 26,815,682 80.10 2.54%
2010 26,142,615 80.62 2.56%
2009 25,481,309 81.12 2.56%
2008 24,837,166 81.62 2.56%
2007 24,208,578 82.10 2.58%
2006 23,592,895 82.58 2.59%
2005 22,989,279 83.04 2.62%
2004 22,393,906 83.49 2.65%
2003 21,807,816 83.94 2.66%
2002 21,234,621 84.37 2.64%
2001 20,681,601 84.80 2.59%
2000 20,153,258 85.21 2.52%
1999 19,652,083 85.62 2.46%
1998 19,174,083 86.02 2.44%
1997 18,711,563 86.41 2.48%
1996 18,253,123 86.78 2.57%
1995 17,790,878 87.15 2.67%
1994 17,322,317 87.52 2.77%
1993 16,849,365 87.87 2.87%
1992 16,373,253 88.21 2.95%
1991 15,897,134 88.55 2.97%
1990 15,432,220 88.92 3.01%
1989 14,975,264 89.34 3.09%
1988 14,518,911 89.73 3.14%
1987 14,069,902 90.12 3.13%
1986 13,636,966 90.49 3.05%
1985 13,226,883 90.85 2.95%
1984 12,842,878 91.20 2.84%
1983 12,483,529 91.53 2.75%
1982 12,144,795 91.85 2.71%
1981 11,820,365 92.17 2.70%
1980 11,504,929 92.47 2.84%
1979 11,183,192 92.64 2.93%
1978 10,860,326 92.72 2.90%
1977 10,550,416 92.80 2.82%
1976 10,256,935 92.88 2.72%
1975 9,981,490 92.96 2.60%
1974 9,725,192 93.04 2.50%
1973 9,484,914 93.11 2.47%
1972 9,253,229 93.19 2.55%
1971 9,020,267 93.26 2.71%
1970 8,778,811 93.34 2.89%
1969 8,528,887 93.44 2.89%
1968 8,285,663 93.72 3.06%
1967 8,036,219 93.99 3.14%
1966 7,787,713 94.24 3.15%
1965 7,546,114 94.49 3.15%
1964 7,312,076 94.73 3.15%
1963 7,085,195 94.96 3.12%
1962 6,867,562 95.17 3.05%
1961 6,661,375 95.38 2.94%
1960 6,468,192 95.58 %