U.S. 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.
  • U.S. urban population for 2019 was 270,663,028, a 0.72% increase from 2018.
  • U.S. urban population for 2018 was 268,720,071, a 0.77% increase from 2017.
  • U.S. urban population for 2017 was 266,676,634, a 0.87% increase from 2016.
  • U.S. urban population for 2016 was 264,366,216, a 0.95% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,272
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
U.S. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 270,663,028 82.46 0.72%
2018 268,720,071 82.26 0.76%
2017 266,676,634 82.06 0.87%
2016 264,366,216 81.86 0.95%
2015 261,865,944 81.67 0.96%
2014 259,361,210 81.48 0.95%
2013 256,899,730 81.30 0.91%
2012 254,576,561 81.12 0.94%
2011 252,186,596 80.94 0.93%
2010 249,845,296 80.77 1.03%
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 %