South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2022 was 8,638,206, a 1.11% increase from 2021.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2021 was 8,543,371, a 0.94% increase from 2020.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2020 was 8,463,875, a 1.14% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2019 was 8,368,685, a 0.15% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Uganda 34,889,566
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Nepal 23,994,819
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Yemen 20,491,585
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Burundi 11,031,286
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Syrian Arab Republic 9,564,966
Somalia 9,269,665
Senegal 8,816,497
Guinea 8,638,804
South Sudan 8,638,206
Tajikistan 7,169,192
Benin 6,738,656
Togo 4,962,262
Sierra Leone 4,833,746
Haiti 4,770,701
Central African Republic 3,173,417
Liberia 2,488,813
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South Sudan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 8,638,206 79.15 1.10%
2021 8,543,371 79.49 0.93%
2020 8,463,875 79.80 1.13%
2019 8,368,685 80.10 0.15%
2018 8,356,285 80.39 -2.83%
2017 8,596,286 80.65 -4.07%
2016 8,953,364 80.91 -1.45%
2015 9,083,950 81.15 -0.45%
2014 9,124,698 81.37 0.70%
2013 9,060,855 81.59 3.47%
2012 8,752,093 81.78 4.15%
2011 8,396,023 81.97 5.09%
2010 7,979,424 82.14 4.93%
2009 7,595,562 82.30 4.31%
2008 7,274,854 82.45 4.55%
2007 6,951,438 82.58 4.56%
2006 6,641,454 82.71 4.52%
2005 6,348,202 82.85 4.46%
2004 6,071,525 82.98 4.38%
2003 5,811,286 83.11 4.32%
2002 5,565,443 83.24 4.31%
2001 5,330,909 83.37 4.32%
2000 5,105,313 83.50 4.27%
1999 4,892,125 83.62 2.46%
1998 4,773,335 83.75 1.80%
1997 4,688,229 83.88 2.65%
1996 4,565,474 84.00 2.33%
1995 4,460,449 84.13 2.90%
1994 4,332,914 84.25 2.31%
1993 4,234,032 84.37 0.38%
1992 4,217,786 85.09 0.85%
1991 4,182,177 85.93 1.50%
1990 4,120,099 86.72 0.06%
1989 4,117,498 87.48 -3.09%
1988 4,246,868 88.20 -2.40%
1987 4,350,058 88.89 0.80%
1986 4,315,482 89.54 1.68%
1985 4,243,620 90.16 1.59%
1984 4,176,752 90.74 1.60%
1983 4,110,460 91.29 2.11%
1982 4,024,574 91.50 2.42%
1981 3,928,544 91.49 2.41%
1980 3,834,894 91.48 2.41%
1979 3,743,636 91.47 2.41%
1978 3,654,580 91.46 2.41%
1977 3,567,388 91.45 2.41%
1976 3,482,407 91.44 2.41%
1975 3,399,399 91.42 2.43%
1974 3,317,934 91.41 2.44%
1973 3,237,848 91.40 2.23%
1972 3,166,403 91.39 1.99%
1971 3,103,935 91.38 1.63%
1970 3,053,860 91.37 1.23%
1969 3,016,443 91.36 1.24%
1968 2,979,390 91.34 1.24%
1967 2,942,710 91.33 1.16%
1966 2,908,852 91.32 1.33%
1965 2,870,441 91.31 1.78%
1964 2,819,922 91.30 1.73%
1963 2,771,660 91.29 1.47%
1962 2,731,194 91.28 1.47%
1961 2,691,303 91.26 1.42%
1960 2,653,356 91.25 %