Iran 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.
  • Iran rural population for 2022 was 20,537,534, a 1.25% decline from 2021.
  • Iran rural population for 2021 was 20,798,288, a 1.24% decline from 2020.
  • Iran rural population for 2020 was 21,059,632, a 1.14% decline from 2019.
  • Iran rural population for 2019 was 21,302,584, a 0.88% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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China 514,596,570
Russia 35,708,054
Thailand 33,777,188
Brazil 26,795,765
Mexico 23,843,271
Iran 20,537,534
Turkey 19,609,710
South Africa 18,965,399
Iraq 12,746,359
Algeria 11,328,186
Colombia 9,311,387
Romania 8,627,368
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Malaysia 7,393,781
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Serbia 2,915,423
Cuba 2,533,843
Paraguay 2,521,216
Dominican Republic 1,813,679
Belarus 1,811,720
Bosnia 1,621,904
Bulgaria 1,528,155
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Jamaica 1,215,546
Namibia 1,181,955
Armenia 1,012,841
Albania 1,004,807
Costa Rica 930,373
Jordan 922,394
North Macedonia 841,220
Mauritius 747,287
Botswana 730,591
Guyana 590,192
Lebanon 589,488
Equatorial Guinea 435,309
Fiji 388,373
Maldives 306,227
Gabon 221,340
Belize 217,242
Suriname 208,236
Montenegro 196,160
Samoa 183,207
St. Lucia 145,594
Tonga 82,147
Grenada 79,192
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 47,946
Dominica 20,585
Marshall Islands 8,929
American Samoa 5,669
Tuvalu 3,900
Nauru 0
Iran Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 20,537,534 23.19 -1.26%
2021 20,798,288 23.66 -1.25%
2020 21,059,632 24.13 -1.15%
2019 21,302,584 24.61 -0.88%
2018 21,491,720 25.10 -0.68%
2017 21,638,370 25.61 -0.56%
2016 21,759,588 26.12 -0.14%
2015 21,790,716 26.64 0.30%
2014 21,725,586 27.17 -0.05%
2013 21,737,046 27.71 -0.47%
2012 21,840,291 28.25 -0.67%
2011 21,986,776 28.80 -0.70%
2010 22,140,316 29.37 -0.55%
2009 22,263,360 29.96 -0.58%
2008 22,392,904 30.54 -0.55%
2007 22,517,374 31.14 -0.53%
2006 22,637,894 31.76 -0.58%
2005 22,768,637 32.44 -0.49%
2004 22,880,823 33.13 -0.47%
2003 22,987,716 33.83 -1.13%
2002 23,249,400 34.53 -1.06%
2001 23,497,551 35.24 -0.30%
2000 23,568,449 35.96 -0.35%
1999 23,650,626 36.68 -0.39%
1998 23,742,187 37.41 -0.39%
1997 23,834,449 38.15 -0.57%
1996 23,969,777 38.91 -0.85%
1995 24,174,448 39.76 -0.79%
1994 24,366,211 40.62 -1.71%
1993 24,787,150 41.48 -1.42%
1992 25,142,268 42.35 0.51%
1991 25,014,367 43.14 2.63%
1990 24,365,078 43.67 2.71%
1989 23,714,192 44.21 1.69%
1988 23,316,413 44.74 1.86%
1987 22,886,703 45.28 1.99%
1986 22,435,034 45.87 1.83%
1985 22,028,394 46.61 1.96%
1984 21,601,854 47.34 2.02%
1983 21,170,417 48.08 2.00%
1982 20,750,640 48.83 3.37%
1981 20,062,459 49.57 3.47%
1980 19,378,590 50.31 2.01%
1979 18,992,787 51.05 1.87%
1978 18,641,117 51.79 1.73%
1977 18,320,624 52.53 1.49%
1976 18,048,791 53.33 1.24%
1975 17,825,895 54.25 1.30%
1974 17,596,128 55.17 1.27%
1973 17,374,648 56.08 1.25%
1972 17,159,382 56.99 1.25%
1971 16,946,535 57.89 1.32%
1970 16,725,013 58.79 1.37%
1969 16,497,475 59.68 1.35%
1968 16,276,489 60.56 1.36%
1967 16,057,109 61.44 1.55%
1966 15,810,183 62.25 1.83%
1965 15,523,453 62.93 1.89%
1964 15,233,480 63.61 1.87%
1963 14,951,411 64.28 1.82%
1962 14,681,754 64.95 1.77%
1961 14,423,674 65.61 1.75%
1960 14,173,292 66.27 %