Uganda 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.
  • Uganda urban population for 2019 was 10,784,516, a 6.18% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda urban population for 2018 was 10,156,999, a 6.38% increase from 2017.
  • Uganda urban population for 2017 was 9,548,045, a 6.45% increase from 2016.
  • Uganda urban population for 2016 was 8,969,852, a 6.37% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Uganda Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 10,784,516 24.36 5.99%
2018 10,156,999 23.77 6.18%
2017 9,548,045 23.20 6.25%
2016 8,969,852 22.62 6.18%
2015 8,432,535 22.06 6.05%
2014 7,937,588 21.50 5.92%
2013 7,481,010 20.96 5.82%
2012 7,058,364 20.42 5.79%
2011 6,661,237 19.90 5.81%
2010 6,285,552 19.38 5.83%
2009 5,929,787 18.88 5.82%
2008 5,594,570 18.38 5.83%
2007 5,277,760 17.90 5.84%
2006 4,978,580 17.43 5.86%
2005 4,695,306 16.96 5.88%
2004 4,427,391 16.51 5.92%
2003 4,172,736 16.06 5.93%
2002 3,932,636 15.63 5.90%
2001 3,707,367 15.20 5.84%
2000 3,496,914 14.79 5.79%
1999 3,300,327 14.38 5.72%
1998 3,116,697 13.98 5.71%
1997 2,943,835 13.59 5.74%
1996 2,779,698 13.22 5.83%
1995 2,622,274 12.85 5.93%
1994 2,471,224 12.49 6.03%
1993 2,326,623 12.13 6.12%
1992 2,188,421 11.79 6.22%
1991 2,056,397 11.45 6.75%
1990 1,922,172 11.08 7.25%
1989 1,787,778 10.67 7.34%
1988 1,661,213 10.27 7.39%
1987 1,542,852 9.88 7.36%
1986 1,433,336 9.51 7.30%
1985 1,332,472 9.15 7.19%
1984 1,239,997 8.81 7.08%
1983 1,155,200 8.47 6.99%
1982 1,077,196 8.15 6.97%
1981 1,004,717 7.83 6.93%
1980 937,405 7.53 5.42%
1979 887,953 7.36 4.11%
1978 852,204 7.28 4.07%
1977 818,199 7.20 4.01%
1976 786,039 7.12 3.91%
1975 755,913 7.04 3.78%
1974 727,845 6.96 3.68%
1973 701,541 6.89 3.65%
1972 676,407 6.81 3.74%
1971 651,593 6.74 3.88%
1970 626,789 6.66 4.54%
1969 598,970 6.56 7.54%
1968 555,490 6.28 7.72%
1967 514,224 6.01 7.78%
1966 475,726 5.76 7.82%
1965 439,952 5.51 7.78%
1964 407,028 5.27 7.81%
1963 376,439 5.05 7.79%
1962 348,234 4.83 7.69%
1961 322,443 4.62 7.58%
1960 298,903 4.42 %