Canada Rural Population 1960-2024

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Canada rural population for 2022 was 7,103,929, a 1.29% increase from 2021.
  • Canada rural population for 2021 was 7,013,416, a 0.08% increase from 2020.
  • Canada rural population for 2020 was 7,007,761, a 0.64% increase from 2019.
  • Canada rural population for 2019 was 6,962,996, a 1.06% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,378,923
Germany 18,730,526
Italy 16,705,485
Poland 14,679,358
France 12,568,575
United Kingdom 10,448,877
Japan 10,066,305
South Korea 9,588,890
Spain 8,932,638
Canada 7,103,929
Saudi Arabia 5,559,991
Austria 3,684,012
Argentina 3,538,352
Australia 3,513,869
Portugal 3,395,541
Czech Republic 2,734,517
Hungary 2,646,824
Slovak Republic 2,503,549
Chile 2,369,699
Switzerland 2,273,624
Greece 2,048,160
Ireland 1,836,398
Croatia 1,610,908
Panama 1,360,444
Netherlands 1,259,248
Sweden 1,206,837
UAE 1,176,081
Slovenia 934,533
Lithuania 892,957
Norway 891,476
Finland 795,579
Trinidad and Tobago 714,385
Israel 691,676
Denmark 686,700
New Zealand 672,077
Latvia 591,254
Oman 560,597
Cyprus 414,105
Estonia 409,926
Belgium 215,837
Puerto Rico 205,872
Barbados 193,416
Bahrain 151,007
Uruguay 147,591
Channel Islands 119,980
French Polynesia 115,865
Brunei 94,946
New Caledonia 74,507
Antigua and Barbuda 70,935
Bahamas 67,680
Aruba 59,554
Luxembourg 53,025
Seychelles 49,874
Isle of Man 39,495
Liechtenstein 33,610
St. Kitts and Nevis 32,888
Faroe Islands 30,379
Malta 27,220
Iceland 22,951
Qatar 18,381
Curacao 16,462
British Virgin Islands 15,862
Andorra 9,730
Guam 8,432
Greenland 6,954
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,073
Northern Mariana Islands 3,973
Palau 3,258
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,721
San Marino 763
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
St. Martin (French part) 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Macao 0
Hong Kong 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Canada Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 7,103,929 18.25 1.28%
2021 7,013,416 18.35 0.08%
2020 7,007,761 18.44 0.64%
2019 6,962,996 18.52 1.05%
2018 6,890,028 18.59 1.08%
2017 6,815,687 18.65 0.93%
2016 6,752,474 18.70 0.91%
2015 6,691,082 18.74 0.53%
2014 6,655,859 18.78 0.79%
2013 6,603,314 18.82 0.84%
2012 6,548,144 18.86 0.87%
2011 6,491,507 18.90 0.14%
2010 6,482,352 19.06 0.18%
2009 6,470,872 19.24 0.21%
2008 6,457,255 19.42 0.15%
2007 6,447,564 19.60 0.04%
2006 6,444,858 19.79 0.55%
2005 6,409,413 19.88 0.56%
2004 6,373,758 19.96 0.54%
2003 6,339,248 20.03 0.51%
2002 6,307,139 20.11 0.70%
2001 6,263,120 20.19 -0.54%
2000 6,297,326 20.52 -0.88%
1999 6,352,957 20.90 -0.98%
1998 6,415,815 21.28 -0.96%
1997 6,477,628 21.66 -0.79%
1996 6,528,757 22.05 -0.20%
1995 6,541,741 22.33 -0.13%
1994 6,550,090 22.59 -0.06%
1993 6,553,895 22.85 -0.05%
1992 6,557,450 23.11 0.04%
1991 6,555,149 23.38 1.08%
1990 6,484,711 23.42 1.42%
1989 6,393,132 23.44 1.71%
1988 6,284,808 23.46 1.21%
1987 6,209,133 23.48 1.23%
1986 6,133,043 23.50 0.37%
1985 6,110,627 23.65 0.24%
1984 6,095,759 23.81 0.27%
1983 6,079,070 23.97 0.32%
1982 6,059,713 24.13 0.52%
1981 6,028,261 24.29 1.03%
1980 5,966,378 24.34 1.13%
1979 5,899,610 24.38 0.83%
1978 5,851,095 24.42 0.83%
1977 5,802,629 24.46 1.01%
1976 5,744,499 24.50 1.76%
1975 5,644,413 24.39 1.95%
1974 5,535,266 24.27 1.89%
1973 5,431,539 24.15 1.72%
1972 5,338,874 24.03 1.66%
1971 5,251,122 23.91 1.14%
1970 5,191,541 24.35 -0.61%
1969 5,223,145 24.84 -0.63%
1968 5,256,115 25.34 -0.37%
1967 5,275,481 25.85 -0.17%
1966 5,284,252 26.36 -0.94%
1965 5,334,312 27.11 -1.04%
1964 5,390,322 27.89 -0.94%
1963 5,441,341 28.69 -0.93%
1962 5,492,247 29.51 -0.90%
1961 5,541,960 30.33 0.02%
1960 5,540,976 30.94 0.00%