Zambia 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.
  • Zambia urban population for 2020 was 8,204,576, a 4.23% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia urban population for 2019 was 7,871,715, a 4.24% increase from 2018.
  • Zambia urban population for 2018 was 7,551,639, a 4.26% increase from 2017.
  • Zambia urban population for 2017 was 7,243,007, a 4.3% 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
Zambia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 8,204,576 44.63 4.14%
2019 7,871,715 44.07 4.15%
2018 7,551,639 43.52 4.17%
2017 7,243,007 42.98 4.21%
2016 6,944,320 42.44 4.26%
2015 6,654,568 41.91 4.33%
2014 6,372,742 41.38 4.38%
2013 6,099,735 40.87 4.40%
2012 5,837,266 40.35 4.36%
2011 5,588,385 39.85 4.27%
2010 5,354,636 39.36 4.18%
2009 5,135,536 38.86 4.08%
2008 4,930,110 38.37 4.01%
2007 4,736,246 37.88 3.96%
2006 4,552,287 37.40 3.94%
2005 4,376,258 36.91 3.92%
2004 4,207,899 36.43 3.90%
2003 4,046,911 35.95 3.90%
2002 3,892,212 35.48 3.92%
2001 3,742,483 35.00 3.19%
2000 3,624,956 34.80 1.38%
1999 3,575,360 35.26 1.45%
1998 3,523,910 35.72 1.48%
1997 3,472,031 36.18 1.45%
1996 3,421,894 36.64 1.37%
1995 3,375,205 37.10 1.27%
1994 3,332,541 37.57 1.19%
1993 3,293,100 38.04 1.17%
1992 3,254,951 38.51 1.23%
1991 3,215,291 38.99 1.51%
1990 3,167,081 39.41 2.61%
1989 3,085,538 39.46 2.75%
1988 3,001,773 39.51 2.89%
1987 2,916,399 39.56 2.99%
1986 2,830,627 39.61 3.06%
1985 2,745,374 39.66 3.13%
1984 2,660,849 39.71 3.21%
1983 2,576,882 39.76 3.26%
1982 2,494,129 39.81 3.29%
1981 2,413,304 39.85 3.52%
1980 2,329,901 39.82 5.94%
1979 2,195,602 38.82 5.95%
1978 2,068,752 37.83 5.98%
1977 1,948,724 36.86 6.01%
1976 1,834,992 35.89 6.07%
1975 1,726,885 34.93 6.12%
1974 1,624,381 33.99 6.16%
1973 1,527,269 33.06 6.18%
1972 1,435,695 32.15 6.20%
1971 1,349,369 31.24 6.19%
1970 1,268,387 30.35 6.53%
1969 1,188,234 29.37 8.71%
1968 1,089,094 27.79 8.80%
1967 997,360 26.26 8.87%
1966 912,719 24.79 8.96%
1965 834,489 23.37 9.03%
1964 762,426 22.02 9.12%
1963 695,944 20.71 7.58%
1962 645,119 19.79 7.31%
1961 599,672 18.95 7.35%
1960 557,193 18.15 %