Zimbabwe 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.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2019 was 4,717,305, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2018 was 4,650,663, a 1.33% increase from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2017 was 4,589,499, a 1.29% increase from 2016.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2016 was 4,531,255, a 1.28% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
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
Zimbabwe Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 4,717,305 32.21 1.42%
2018 4,650,663 32.21 1.32%
2017 4,589,499 32.24 1.28%
2016 4,531,255 32.30 1.27%
2015 4,473,868 32.39 1.30%
2014 4,416,215 32.50 1.29%
2013 4,359,425 32.65 1.23%
2012 4,306,222 32.83 1.15%
2011 4,257,058 33.02 0.99%
2010 4,215,136 33.20 0.81%
2009 4,181,251 33.38 0.64%
2008 4,154,577 33.56 0.46%
2007 4,135,516 33.74 0.28%
2006 4,123,872 33.93 0.11%
2005 4,119,362 34.11 -0.07%
2004 4,122,109 34.29 -0.22%
2003 4,131,351 34.48 -0.07%
2002 4,134,391 34.59 1.46%
2001 4,074,401 34.17 1.57%
2000 4,010,949 33.76 1.72%
1999 3,942,522 33.35 1.87%
1998 3,869,368 32.94 2.04%
1997 3,791,266 32.53 2.21%
1996 3,708,424 32.13 2.39%
1995 3,620,848 31.73 2.57%
1994 3,528,867 31.34 2.78%
1993 3,432,102 30.94 3.18%
1992 3,324,544 30.50 4.56%
1991 3,176,314 29.74 4.91%
1990 3,024,150 28.99 5.29%
1989 2,868,463 28.25 5.65%
1988 2,710,873 27.52 5.96%
1987 2,554,148 26.81 6.15%
1986 2,401,699 26.11 6.25%
1985 2,256,125 25.41 6.32%
1984 2,117,958 24.74 6.39%
1983 1,986,835 24.07 6.35%
1982 1,864,536 23.43 5.92%
1981 1,757,327 22.90 5.86%
1980 1,657,383 22.37 5.76%
1979 1,564,680 21.85 5.62%
1978 1,479,137 21.35 5.54%
1977 1,399,356 20.85 5.56%
1976 1,323,663 20.36 5.66%
1975 1,250,782 19.87 5.78%
1974 1,180,504 19.40 6.22%
1973 1,109,362 18.87 6.29%
1972 1,041,730 18.36 6.32%
1971 977,915 17.86 6.29%
1970 918,329 17.36 6.24%
1969 862,794 16.88 6.83%
1968 805,827 16.31 6.95%
1967 751,723 15.73 6.97%
1966 701,131 15.17 7.01%
1965 653,686 14.62 7.05%
1964 609,178 14.09 7.11%
1963 567,387 13.58 7.12%
1962 528,408 13.08 5.39%
1961 500,664 12.82 5.02%
1960 476,164 12.61 %