Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2022 was 205,872, a 1.53% decline from 2021.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2021 was 209,073, a 0.75% decline from 2020.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2020 was 210,643, a 2.67% increase from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico rural population for 2019 was 205,163, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
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
Kuwait 0
Puerto Rico Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 205,872 6.39 -1.54%
2021 209,073 6.41 -0.75%
2020 210,643 6.42 2.64%
2019 205,163 6.42 0.04%
2018 205,077 6.42 -3.91%
2017 213,251 6.41 -2.18%
2016 217,959 6.40 -1.59%
2015 221,453 6.38 -1.33%
2014 224,429 6.35 -1.08%
2013 226,867 6.31 -0.51%
2012 228,028 6.27 -0.46%
2011 229,075 6.23 -0.32%
2010 229,804 6.18 0.45%
2009 228,763 6.12 0.41%
2008 227,833 6.06 0.36%
2007 227,018 6.00 0.37%
2006 226,182 5.94 0.52%
2005 225,002 5.89 0.81%
2004 223,184 5.83 0.99%
2003 220,995 5.78 1.00%
2002 218,792 5.72 1.09%
2001 216,410 5.67 1.17%
2000 213,889 5.61 -1.30%
1999 216,681 5.70 -1.87%
1998 220,778 5.84 -1.81%
1997 224,814 5.98 -1.45%
1996 228,098 6.12 -1.25%
1995 230,967 6.27 -1.46%
1994 234,354 6.42 -1.44%
1993 237,755 6.58 -1.52%
1992 241,390 6.73 -1.72%
1991 245,572 6.89 -1.64%
1990 249,641 7.06 -12.69%
1989 283,432 8.09 -16.13%
1988 333,043 9.59 -15.87%
1987 390,306 11.34 -15.47%
1986 455,619 13.36 -15.05%
1985 529,615 15.68 -14.54%
1984 612,522 18.32 -14.05%
1983 704,908 21.29 -13.41%
1982 806,057 24.59 -12.71%
1981 915,308 28.23 -11.92%
1980 1,031,210 32.17 -3.83%
1979 1,071,511 33.82 -1.22%
1978 1,084,657 34.66 -1.11%
1977 1,096,732 35.51 -0.92%
1976 1,106,837 36.36 -0.70%
1975 1,114,666 37.23 -0.48%
1974 1,119,990 38.10 -0.21%
1973 1,122,324 38.99 -0.09%
1972 1,123,324 39.87 -0.25%
1971 1,126,145 40.77 -0.58%
1970 1,132,645 41.67 -1.70%
1969 1,152,118 42.92 -2.33%
1968 1,179,241 44.30 -2.47%
1967 1,208,703 45.69 -2.22%
1966 1,235,821 47.08 -1.74%
1965 1,257,467 48.48 -1.29%
1964 1,273,815 49.87 -0.81%
1963 1,284,223 51.28 -0.50%
1962 1,290,658 52.67 -0.53%
1961 1,297,458 54.07 -0.78%
1960 1,307,582 55.45 0.00%