Rural population

percent of population, 1960–2020

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    1960 Ranking
    1. Burundi 97.92
    2. Rwanda 97.40
    3. Botswana 96.94
    4. Nepal 96.52
    5. Lesotho 96.49
    6. Bhutan 96.40
    7. Papua New Guinea 96.28
    8. Swaziland 96.09
    9. Malawi 95.61
    10. Uganda 95.58
    11. Burkina Faso 95.30
    12. Bangladesh 94.87
    13. Tanzania 94.75
    14. Solomon Islands 94.23
    15. Niger 94.21
    16. Ethiopia 93.57
    17. Chad 93.31
    18. Mozambique 93.13
    19. Mauritania 93.12
    20. Kenya 92.64
    21. Laos 92.05
    22. Afghanistan 91.60
    23. South Sudan 91.25
    24. Yemen 90.90
    25. Benin 90.73
    26. Eritrea 90.20
    27. Timor Leste 89.91
    28. Togo 89.90
    29. Cambodia 89.72
    30. Vanuatu 89.60
    31. Angola 89.57
    32. Guinea 89.53
    33. Madagascar 89.36
    34. Sudan 89.25
    35. Mali 88.93
    36. Maldives 88.83
    37. Gambia 87.87
    38. British Virgin Islands 87.77
    39. Comoros 87.45
    40. Zimbabwe 87.39
    41. Guinea Bissau 86.40
    42. Cameroon 86.06
    43. Indonesia 85.41
    44. Vietnam 85.30
    45. Nigeria 84.59
    46. Haiti 84.41
    47. Tuvalu 84.11
    48. Saint Thomas and Principe 83.93
    49. China 83.80
    50. Kiribati 83.71
    51. Oman 83.60
    52. Sri Lanka 83.57
    53. Cape Verde 83.32
    54. Somalia 82.69
    55. Sierra Leone 82.65
    56. Gabon 82.60
    57. Tonga 82.45
    58. Ivory Coast 82.32
    59. Namibia 82.09
    60. India 82.08
    61. Zambia 81.86
    62. Liberia 81.37
    63. Montenegro 81.21
    64. Samoa 81.07
    65. Bosnia and Herzegovina 80.96
    66. Burma (Myanmar) 80.77
    67. Thailand 80.33
    68. Central African Republic 79.90
    69. Liechtenstein 79.56
    70. Faroe Islands 78.62
    71. Saint Lucia 78.54
    72. Pakistan 77.90
    73. Congo (Kinshasa) 77.70
    74. Micronesia 77.69
    75. Honduras 77.25
    76. Senegal 77.00
    77. Ghana 76.75
    78. Moldova 76.58
    79. Equatorial Guinea 74.46
    80. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 74.06
    81. Malaysia 73.40
    82. Libya 72.68
    83. Saint Kitts and Nevis 72.36
    84. Seychelles 72.33
    85. South Korea 72.29
    86. Slovenia 71.80
    87. Guyana 70.99
    88. Serbia 70.94
    89. Morocco 70.64
    90. Fiji 70.32
    91. Croatia 69.85
    92. Dominican Republic 69.81
    93. Philippines 69.70
    94. Grenada 69.67
    95. Algeria 69.49
    96. Albania 69.30
    97. Guatemala 68.88
    98. Saudi Arabia 68.75
    99. Turkey 68.49
    100. Congo (Brazzaville) 68.40
    101. Belarus 67.60
    102. Tajikistan 66.83
    103. Slovakia 66.54
    104. Iran 66.27
    105. Jamaica 66.23
    106. Ecuador 66.12
    107. Uzbekistan 66.02
    108. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 65.98
    109. Trinidad and Tobago 65.85
    110. Kyrgyzstan 65.82
    111. Romania 65.79
    112. Costa Rica 65.75
    113. Portugal 65.05
    114. Mauritius 64.89
    115. Paraguay 64.43
    116. Marshall Islands 64.42
    117. Cyprus 64.37
    118. Mongolia 64.32
    119. Bolivia 63.24
    120. Barbados 63.22
    121. Syria 63.19
    122. Bulgaria 62.90
    123. New Caledonia 62.64
    124. Tunisia 62.49
    125. Dominica 62.15
    126. Egypt 62.14
    127. El Salvador 61.65
    128. Channel Islands 61.30
    129. Lithuania 60.54
    130. Nicaragua 60.42
    131. Antigua and Barbuda 60.34
    132. Panama 58.75
    133. French Polynesia 57.72
    134. Lebanon 57.66
    135. Iraq 57.10
    136. Georgia 56.93
    137. Brunei 56.60
    138. West Bank and Gaza 55.96
    139. Kazakhstan 55.80
    140. Puerto Rico 55.45
    141. Ireland 54.82
    142. Brazil 53.86
    143. Colombia 53.73
    144. Turkmenistan 53.59
    145. South Africa 53.38
    146. Ukraine 53.21
    147. Peru 53.19
    148. Suriname 52.74
    149. Turks and Caicos 52.32
    150. Poland 52.11
    151. San Marino 51.10
    152. Norway 50.08
    153. Guam 49.85
    154. Djibouti 49.68
    155. Mexico 49.25
    156. Aruba 49.22
    157. Jordan 49.12
    158. Northern Mariana Islands 48.78
    159. Armenia 48.73
    160. Azerbaijan 47.34
    161. Latvia 47.13
    162. Russia 46.27
    163. Belize 45.97
    164. Isle of Man 44.88
    165. Finland 44.71
    166. Hungary 44.09
    167. Greece 44.06
    168. Virgin Islands (U.S.) 43.52
    169. Spain 43.43
    170. Palau 43.18
    171. Estonia 42.47
    172. Cuba 41.60
    173. Andorra 41.55
    174. Greenland 41.47
    175. Italy 40.64
    176. Czech Republic 40.45
    177. Bahamas 40.29
    178. Netherlands 40.25
    179. Venezuela 38.39
    180. France 38.12
    181. Japan 36.73
    182. Austria 35.28
    183. American Samoa 33.79
    184. Chile 32.16
    185. Canada 30.94
    186. Luxembourg 30.44
    187. United States 30.00
    188. Switzerland 29.08
    189. Germany 28.62
    190. Sweden 27.51
    191. United Arab Emirates 26.50
    192. Argentina 26.39
    193. Denmark 26.31
    194. Curacao 25.29
    195. Kuwait 25.11
    196. New Zealand 24.00
    197. Israel 23.15
    198. United Kingdom 21.56
    199. Uruguay 19.76
    200. Iceland 19.70
    201. Australia 18.47
    202. Bahrain 17.68
    203. Hong Kong 14.80
    204. Qatar 14.73
    205. Malta 9.87
    206. Belgium 7.54
    207. Macau 4.71
    2020 Ranking
    1. Papua New Guinea 86.66
    2. Burundi 86.29
    3. Liechtenstein 85.58
    4. Niger 83.37
    5. Malawi 82.57
    6. Rwanda 82.57
    7. Samoa 82.11
    8. Sri Lanka 81.29
    9. Saint Lucia 81.16
    10. South Sudan 79.80
    11. Nepal 79.42
    12. Ethiopia 78.31
    13. Micronesia 77.07
    14. Tonga 76.90
    15. Chad 76.48
    16. Swaziland 75.83
    17. Cambodia 75.77
    18. Antigua and Barbuda 75.57
    19. Solomon Islands 75.33
    20. Uganda 75.05
    21. Vanuatu 74.48
    22. Afghanistan 73.97
    23. Guyana 73.21
    24. Tajikistan 72.49
    25. Kenya 72.01
    26. Lesotho 70.97
    27. Comoros 70.62
    28. Burkina Faso 69.39
    29. Saint Kitts and Nevis 69.16
    30. Channel Islands 69.04
    31. Burma (Myanmar) 68.86
    32. Barbados 68.81
    33. Timor Leste 68.68
    34. Zimbabwe 67.76
    35. India 65.07
    36. Tanzania 64.77
    37. Sudan 64.75
    38. Laos 63.71
    39. Grenada 63.46
    40. Kyrgyzstan 63.14
    41. Guinea 63.13
    42. Mozambique 62.93
    43. Pakistan 62.84
    44. Vietnam 62.66
    45. Yemen 62.09
    46. Bangladesh 61.82
    47. Madagascar 61.47
    48. Maldives 59.33
    49. Mauritius 59.24
    50. Central African Republic 57.80
    51. Bhutan 57.68
    52. Faroe Islands 57.60
    53. Egypt 57.22
    54. Togo 57.20
    55. Moldova 57.15
    56. Sierra Leone 57.08
    57. Aruba 56.30
    58. Mali 56.09
    59. Guinea Bissau 55.80
    60. Zambia 55.37
    61. Congo (Kinshasa) 54.36
    62. Belize 53.98
    63. Somalia 53.86
    64. Philippines 52.59
    65. Senegal 51.88
    66. Benin 51.59
    67. British Virgin Islands 51.49
    68. Bosnia and Herzegovina 50.98
    69. Uzbekistan 49.58
    70. Thailand 48.57
    71. Ivory Coast 48.29
    72. Guatemala 48.16
    73. Nigeria 48.04
    74. Namibia 47.97
    75. Liberia 47.91
    76. Turkmenistan 47.48
    77. Isle of Man 47.10
    78. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 46.97
    79. Trinidad and Tobago 46.79
    80. Slovakia 46.24
    81. Romania 45.81
    82. Slovenia 44.88
    83. Mauritania 44.67
    84. Syria 44.53
    85. Kiribati 44.41
    86. Jamaica 43.69
    87. Azerbaijan 43.60
    88. Serbia 43.55
    89. Indonesia 43.36
    90. Haiti 42.91
    91. Fiji 42.75
    92. Ghana 42.65
    93. Seychelles 42.45
    94. Croatia 42.45
    95. Cameroon 42.44
    96. Kazakhstan 42.33
    97. Honduras 41.64
    98. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 41.52
    99. Austria 41.25
    100. Nicaragua 40.99
    101. Georgia 40.55
    102. Poland 39.96
    103. China 38.57
    104. French Polynesia 38.03
    105. Albania 37.89
    106. Paraguay 37.82
    107. Gambia 37.42
    108. Armenia 36.69
    109. Morocco 36.47
    110. Ireland 36.35
    111. Tuvalu 35.99
    112. Ecuador 35.83
    113. Suriname 33.85
    114. Portugal 33.69
    115. Cape Verde 33.35
    116. Cyprus 33.18
    117. Angola 33.18
    118. South Africa 32.65
    119. Montenegro 32.51
    120. Congo (Brazzaville) 32.17
    121. Lithuania 31.95
    122. Latvia 31.69
    123. Panama 31.59
    124. Mongolia 31.34
    125. Estonia 30.77
    126. Tunisia 30.43
    127. Ukraine 30.39
    128. Bolivia 29.88
    129. Botswana 29.12
    130. Iraq 29.11
    131. Italy 28.96
    132. Dominica 28.91
    133. New Caledonia 28.48
    134. Hungary 28.06
    135. Equatorial Guinea 26.90
    136. El Salvador 26.56
    137. Algeria 26.27
    138. Switzerland 26.09
    139. Czech Republic 25.94
    140. Saint Thomas and Principe 25.65
    141. Russia 25.25
    142. Bulgaria 24.31
    143. Iran 24.13
    144. Turkey 23.90
    145. West Bank and Gaza 23.28
    146. Malaysia 22.84
    147. Cuba 22.81
    148. Germany 22.55
    149. Marshall Islands 22.21
    150. Djibouti 21.94
    151. Brunei 21.75
    152. Peru 21.70
    153. Belarus 20.52
    154. Greece 20.29
    155. Libya 19.31
    156. Mexico 19.27
    157. Costa Rica 19.23
    158. Spain 19.19
    159. France 19.03
    160. Palau 19.01
    161. South Korea 18.59
    162. Colombia 18.58
    163. Canada 18.44
    164. Dominican Republic 17.46
    165. United States 17.34
    166. Norway 17.03
    167. Bahamas 16.76
    168. United Kingdom 16.10
    169. Saudi Arabia 15.71
    170. Finland 14.48
    171. Australia 13.76
    172. Oman 13.72
    173. New Zealand 13.30
    174. United Arab Emirates 12.95
    175. Brazil 12.93
    176. American Samoa 12.85
    177. Greenland 12.72
    178. Chile 12.27
    179. Andorra 12.08
    180. Sweden 12.02
    181. Denmark 11.88
    182. Venezuela 11.72
    183. Lebanon 11.08
    184. Curacao 10.94
    185. Bahrain 10.49
    186. Gabon 9.91
    187. Jordan 8.58
    188. Luxembourg 8.55
    189. Japan 8.22
    190. Northern Mariana Islands 8.20
    191. Argentina 7.89
    192. Netherlands 7.76
    193. Israel 7.41
    194. Puerto Rico 6.42
    195. Turks and Caicos 6.40
    196. Iceland 6.10
    197. Malta 5.26
    198. Guam 5.06
    199. Uruguay 4.49
    200. Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4.06
    201. San Marino 2.50
    202. Belgium 1.92
    203. Qatar 0.77

    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. “Rural” encompasses all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area.

    Source: World Bank