U.S. Urban Population 1960-2024

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.
  • U.S. urban population for 2022 was 276,908,634, a 0.63% increase from 2021.
  • U.S. urban population for 2021 was 275,164,510, a 0.41% increase from 2020.
  • U.S. urban population for 2020 was 274,040,676, a 1.22% increase from 2019.
  • U.S. urban population for 2019 was 270,737,596, a 0.7% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 276,908,634
Japan 115,058,684
Germany 65,286,292
United Kingdom 56,522,531
France 55,373,677
Argentina 42,696,478
Italy 42,175,051
South Korea 42,039,227
Spain 38,712,927
Canada 31,825,973
Saudi Arabia 30,848,829
Poland 22,587,292
Australia 22,468,661
Chile 17,234,034
Netherlands 16,443,692
Belgium 11,453,911
Sweden 9,280,104
Israel 8,859,423
Greece 8,490,947
UAE 8,265,048
Czech Republic 7,828,977
Hong Kong 7,346,100
Hungary 7,025,577
Portugal 6,993,479
Switzerland 6,497,677
Singapore 5,637,022
Austria 5,358,240
Denmark 5,216,337
Finland 4,761,190
Norway 4,565,651
New Zealand 4,452,023
Kuwait 4,268,873
Oman 4,015,701
Uruguay 3,275,203
Ireland 3,264,982
Panama 3,048,137
Puerto Rico 3,015,917
Slovak Republic 2,928,203
Qatar 2,676,741
Croatia 2,243,760
Lithuania 1,939,613
Bahrain 1,321,226
Latvia 1,290,868
Slovenia 1,175,639
Estonia 936,080
Cyprus 837,383
Trinidad and Tobago 816,659
Macao 695,168
Luxembourg 597,938
Malta 496,592
Iceland 358,955
Brunei 354,056
Bahamas 342,304
New Caledonia 200,181
French Polynesia 190,414
Guam 163,342
Curacao 133,534
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,340
Barbados 88,219
Andorra 70,094
Cayman Islands 68,706
Bermuda 63,532
Seychelles 58,431
Channel Islands 54,099
Greenland 49,707
Aruba 46,891
Northern Mariana Islands 45,578
Isle of Man 45,024
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,389
Turks and Caicos Islands 42,982
Monaco 36,469
San Marino 32,897
Gibraltar 32,649
Antigua and Barbuda 22,828
Faroe Islands 22,711
British Virgin Islands 15,443
Palau 14,797
St. Kitts and Nevis 14,769
Liechtenstein 5,717
U.S. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 276,908,634 83.08 0.63%
2021 275,164,510 82.87 0.41%
2020 274,040,676 82.66 1.21%
2019 270,737,596 82.46 0.70%
2018 268,844,029 82.26 0.77%
2017 266,788,716 82.06 0.87%
2016 264,473,000 81.86 0.96%
2015 261,950,744 81.67 0.97%
2014 259,430,732 81.48 0.96%
2013 256,953,576 81.30 0.91%
2012 254,614,421 81.12 0.95%
2011 252,208,133 80.94 0.94%
2010 249,849,720 80.77 1.04%
2009 247,276,259 80.61 1.09%
2008 244,607,104 80.44 1.16%
2007 241,795,278 80.27 1.16%
2006 238,999,326 80.10 1.18%
2005 236,200,507 79.93 1.14%
2004 233,532,722 79.76 1.14%
2003 230,876,596 79.58 1.08%
2002 228,400,290 79.41 1.15%
2001 225,792,302 79.23 1.21%
2000 223,069,137 79.06 1.51%
1999 219,721,677 78.74 1.61%
1998 216,206,090 78.38 1.64%
1997 212,694,273 78.01 1.68%
1996 209,146,726 77.64 1.65%
1995 205,718,394 77.26 1.69%
1994 202,278,113 76.88 1.73%
1993 198,806,845 76.49 1.83%
1992 195,199,459 76.10 1.91%
1991 191,509,147 75.70 1.87%
1990 187,966,119 75.30 1.41%
1989 185,333,919 75.09 1.14%
1988 183,232,441 74.94 1.11%
1987 181,215,212 74.79 1.09%
1986 179,244,877 74.64 1.13%
1985 177,239,105 74.49 1.09%
1984 175,321,738 74.34 1.07%
1983 173,459,636 74.19 1.12%
1982 171,528,659 74.04 1.16%
1981 169,552,427 73.89 1.19%
1980 167,551,171 73.74 1.02%
1979 165,847,531 73.69 1.12%
1978 164,005,080 73.68 1.07%
1977 162,256,678 73.67 1.02%
1976 160,611,122 73.66 0.96%
1975 159,070,594 73.65 1.00%
1974 157,488,501 73.64 0.93%
1973 156,034,954 73.63 0.97%
1972 154,531,732 73.62 1.08%
1971 152,865,492 73.61 1.28%
1970 150,922,373 73.60 1.53%
1969 148,629,124 73.33 1.47%
1968 146,463,196 72.97 1.50%
1967 144,288,757 72.61 1.59%
1966 142,008,703 72.25 1.67%
1965 139,663,053 71.88 1.77%
1964 137,215,986 71.51 1.91%
1963 134,615,404 71.13 1.97%
1962 131,988,693 70.76 2.08%
1961 129,276,215 70.38 2.20%
1960 126,462,473 70.00 %