Afghanistan Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2020 was 10,131,490, a 3.41% increase from 2019.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2019 was 9,797,274, a 3.38% increase from 2018.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2018 was 9,476,982, a 3.41% increase from 2017.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2017 was 9,164,768, a 3.52% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Afghanistan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 10,131,490 26.03 3.35%
2019 9,797,274 25.75 3.32%
2018 9,476,982 25.50 3.35%
2017 9,164,768 25.25 3.46%
2016 8,852,834 25.02 3.65%
2015 8,535,606 24.80 3.95%
2014 8,204,880 24.59 4.23%
2013 7,865,068 24.37 4.37%
2012 7,528,589 24.16 4.29%
2011 7,212,518 23.95 4.03%
2010 6,927,765 23.74 3.63%
2009 6,680,730 23.53 3.29%
2008 6,464,836 23.32 3.16%
2007 6,263,748 23.11 3.39%
2006 6,055,021 22.91 3.89%
2005 5,824,290 22.70 4.58%
2004 5,563,505 22.50 4.98%
2003 5,293,385 22.35 5.08%
2002 5,031,158 22.26 4.91%
2001 4,790,054 22.17 4.31%
2000 4,587,799 22.08 3.39%
1999 4,434,762 21.99 2.59%
1998 4,321,585 21.90 2.36%
1997 4,220,821 21.81 3.05%
1996 4,093,837 21.71 4.43%
1995 3,916,250 21.62 6.30%
1994 3,677,087 21.53 8.08%
1993 3,391,712 21.44 9.21%
1992 3,093,388 21.36 8.96%
1991 2,828,169 21.27 7.32%
1990 2,628,555 21.18 4.90%
1989 2,502,908 21.09 2.56%
1988 2,439,549 21.00 3.43%
1987 2,357,346 20.31 2.21%
1986 2,305,807 19.65 1.66%
1985 2,267,901 19.00 1.18%
1984 2,241,321 18.37 0.73%
1983 2,225,071 17.75 0.73%
1982 2,208,965 17.15 1.25%
1981 2,181,493 16.56 2.09%
1980 2,136,372 16.00 3.11%
1979 2,070,936 15.44 3.61%
1978 1,997,578 14.97 4.37%
1977 1,912,077 14.52 4.85%
1976 1,821,611 14.07 5.11%
1975 1,730,929 13.64 5.34%
1974 1,640,869 13.22 5.63%
1973 1,551,037 12.81 5.82%
1972 1,463,291 12.41 5.90%
1971 1,379,464 12.02 5.86%
1970 1,300,949 11.64 5.75%
1969 1,228,273 11.28 5.60%
1968 1,161,355 10.92 5.49%
1967 1,099,273 10.57 5.43%
1966 1,041,191 10.23 5.44%
1965 986,074 9.90 5.41%
1964 934,134 9.59 5.38%
1963 885,227 9.28 5.32%
1962 839,385 8.98 5.27%
1961 796,271 8.68 5.21%
1960 755,835 8.40 %