Japan 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.
  • Japan rural population for 2022 was 10,066,305, a 1.52% decline from 2021.
  • Japan rural population for 2021 was 10,221,684, a 1.49% decline from 2020.
  • Japan rural population for 2020 was 10,376,129, a 1.3% decline from 2019.
  • Japan rural population for 2019 was 10,513,072, a 1.12% decline 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
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
St. Martin (French part) 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Japan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 10,066,305 8.05 -1.53%
2021 10,221,684 8.13 -1.50%
2020 10,376,129 8.22 -1.31%
2019 10,513,072 8.30 -1.12%
2018 10,631,834 8.38 -1.09%
2017 10,748,180 8.47 -1.00%
2016 10,856,103 8.54 -0.94%
2015 10,958,283 8.62 -1.00%
2014 11,067,921 8.70 -1.03%
2013 11,182,024 8.77 -1.03%
2012 11,297,719 8.85 -1.05%
2011 11,416,765 8.93 -3.02%
2010 11,767,072 9.19 -8.56%
2009 12,818,785 10.01 -8.49%
2008 13,955,025 10.90 -8.37%
2007 15,173,239 11.85 -8.20%
2006 16,470,152 12.88 -8.42%
2005 17,916,330 14.02 -9.10%
2004 19,624,090 15.36 -8.95%
2003 21,461,733 16.80 -8.60%
2002 23,389,981 18.35 -8.41%
2001 25,442,515 20.01 -6.25%
2000 27,082,249 21.35 -0.42%
1999 27,196,540 21.48 -0.40%
1998 27,304,928 21.60 -0.31%
1997 27,389,665 21.73 -0.34%
1996 27,484,192 21.86 -0.36%
1995 27,583,764 21.98 -0.38%
1994 27,688,122 22.12 -0.33%
1993 27,779,446 22.25 -0.29%
1992 27,858,757 22.39 -0.24%
1991 27,925,370 22.53 -0.20%
1990 27,981,350 22.66 -0.22%
1989 28,043,733 22.79 -0.15%
1988 28,085,071 22.91 -0.13%
1987 28,122,256 23.04 -0.07%
1986 28,141,305 23.17 0.00%
1985 28,140,521 23.29 0.16%
1984 28,095,820 23.40 0.18%
1983 28,045,496 23.51 0.23%
1982 27,981,422 23.62 0.23%
1981 27,917,425 23.73 0.32%
1980 27,829,268 23.83 0.55%
1979 27,676,850 23.88 0.60%
1978 27,510,172 23.94 0.67%
1977 27,327,003 24.00 0.73%
1976 27,129,154 24.06 0.13%
1975 27,094,387 24.28 -1.73%
1974 27,568,041 25.03 -1.64%
1973 28,024,665 25.78 -1.53%
1972 28,456,270 26.55 -1.52%
1971 28,891,218 27.33 -0.65%
1970 29,080,026 28.12 -1.57%
1969 29,539,247 28.90 -1.49%
1968 29,984,105 29.68 -1.53%
1967 30,447,114 30.48 -1.59%
1966 30,936,409 31.30 -1.73%
1965 31,475,896 32.13 -1.67%
1964 32,005,123 33.03 -1.67%
1963 32,544,624 33.94 -1.66%
1962 33,089,846 34.86 -1.71%
1961 33,659,463 35.79 -1.70%
1960 34,236,372 36.73 0.00%