Vietnam 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.
  • Vietnam urban population for 2020 was 36,346,227, a 2.87% increase from 2019.
  • Vietnam urban population for 2019 was 35,332,141, a 2.95% increase from 2018.
  • Vietnam urban population for 2018 was 34,319,153, a 3.02% increase from 2017.
  • Vietnam urban population for 2017 was 33,311,724, a 3.08% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 481,980,332
Indonesia 154,926,514
Nigeria 107,106,007
Pakistan 82,094,635
Bangladesh 62,873,466
Philippines 51,950,201
Egypt 43,781,728
Vietnam 36,346,227
Ukraine 30,721,277
Morocco 23,450,016
Angola 21,962,884
Ghana 17,820,023
Uzbekistan 17,258,430
Myanmar 16,943,754
Sudan 15,458,183
Cameroon 15,279,799
Kenya 15,053,275
Tunisia 8,221,976
Zambia 8,204,576
Bolivia 8,185,478
Honduras 5,780,230
El Salvador 4,763,725
Sri Lanka 4,101,702
Cambodia 4,051,341
Nicaragua 3,909,282
Congo, Rep. 3,742,867
West Bank and Gaza 3,685,020
Lao PDR 2,640,299
Mauritania 2,572,517
Kyrgyz Republic 2,429,400
Mongolia 2,250,777
Georgia 2,208,084
Papua New Guinea 1,193,981
Moldova 1,121,710
Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
Timor-Leste 412,936
Cabo Verde 370,577
Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
Solomon Islands 169,453
Sao Tome and Principe 162,955
Vanuatu 78,400
Kiribati 66,405
Micronesia 26,378
Vietnam Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 36,346,227 37.34 2.83%
2019 35,332,141 36.63 2.91%
2018 34,319,153 35.92 2.98%
2017 33,311,724 35.21 3.04%
2016 32,315,314 34.51 3.09%
2015 31,333,195 33.81 3.12%
2014 30,371,041 33.12 3.15%
2013 29,430,158 32.43 3.16%
2012 28,513,908 31.75 3.18%
2011 27,621,226 31.08 3.18%
2010 26,757,122 30.42 3.18%
2009 25,920,395 29.76 3.13%
2008 25,120,985 29.13 3.13%
2007 24,347,999 28.50 3.13%
2006 23,598,141 27.89 3.13%
2005 22,870,389 27.28 3.14%
2004 22,163,652 26.68 3.16%
2003 21,474,147 26.09 3.19%
2002 20,800,242 25.51 3.25%
2001 20,134,757 24.94 3.32%
2000 19,477,364 24.37 3.41%
1999 18,823,973 23.82 3.06%
1998 18,256,423 23.37 3.02%
1997 17,713,642 22.97 3.16%
1996 17,163,390 22.56 3.31%
1995 16,604,653 22.17 3.48%
1994 16,036,817 21.77 3.64%
1993 15,462,867 21.39 3.78%
1992 14,889,785 21.01 3.87%
1991 14,324,150 20.63 3.93%
1990 13,772,502 20.26 3.96%
1989 13,237,506 19.89 2.87%
1988 12,862,588 19.75 2.53%
1987 12,541,645 19.69 2.56%
1986 12,225,170 19.63 2.60%
1985 11,912,010 19.56 2.62%
1984 11,603,770 19.50 2.64%
1983 11,301,138 19.44 2.65%
1982 11,006,068 19.37 2.63%
1981 10,720,898 19.31 2.58%
1980 10,447,626 19.25 2.58%
1979 10,181,044 19.18 2.68%
1978 9,911,703 19.08 2.65%
1977 9,652,432 18.98 2.66%
1976 9,399,460 18.88 2.69%
1975 9,150,250 18.78 2.72%
1974 8,904,814 18.69 2.76%
1973 8,662,663 18.59 2.81%
1972 8,422,824 18.49 2.89%
1971 8,183,283 18.40 2.98%
1970 7,943,079 18.30 4.71%
1969 7,577,633 17.91 4.82%
1968 7,220,824 17.53 4.93%
1967 6,873,713 17.15 5.00%
1966 6,538,718 16.78 5.05%
1965 6,216,818 16.42 5.09%
1964 5,908,339 16.06 5.12%
1963 5,613,231 15.71 5.17%
1962 5,330,493 15.37 5.20%
1961 5,060,353 15.03 5.23%
1960 4,802,497 14.70 %