Botswana 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.
  • Botswana urban population for 2021 was 1,715,465, a 2.92% increase from 2020.
  • Botswana urban population for 2020 was 1,666,761, a 3.11% increase from 2019.
  • Botswana urban population for 2019 was 1,616,554, a 3.27% increase from 2018.
  • Botswana urban population for 2018 was 1,565,359, a 3.33% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Botswana 1,715,465
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Botswana Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 1,715,465 71.56 2.88%
2020 1,666,761 70.88 3.06%
2019 1,616,554 70.17 3.22%
2018 1,565,359 69.45 3.28%
2017 1,514,887 68.70 3.19%
2016 1,467,302 67.93 2.98%
2015 1,424,167 67.16 2.70%
2014 1,386,175 66.37 2.46%
2013 1,352,456 65.57 2.36%
2012 1,320,976 64.77 2.59%
2011 1,287,139 63.87 3.72%
2010 1,240,193 62.41 4.10%
2009 1,190,401 60.94 4.44%
2008 1,138,731 59.44 4.70%
2007 1,086,415 57.93 4.80%
2006 1,035,454 56.40 2.84%
2005 1,006,476 55.94 2.70%
2004 979,659 55.49 2.61%
2003 954,416 55.03 2.57%
2002 930,220 54.57 2.71%
2001 905,362 54.06 3.46%
2000 874,565 53.22 3.64%
1999 843,325 52.37 3.79%
1998 811,945 51.53 3.93%
1997 780,641 50.68 4.03%
1996 749,804 49.83 4.11%
1995 719,616 48.98 4.17%
1994 690,257 48.13 4.24%
1993 661,583 47.29 4.37%
1992 633,269 46.44 5.28%
1991 600,717 45.29 10.73%
1990 539,575 41.93 11.50%
1989 480,968 38.65 12.22%
1988 425,630 35.47 12.88%
1987 374,200 32.40 13.32%
1986 327,541 29.48 13.62%
1985 285,836 26.72 13.81%
1984 248,979 24.14 14.03%
1983 216,388 21.72 14.25%
1982 187,652 19.49 13.90%
1981 163,306 17.55 9.87%
1980 147,958 16.48 10.12%
1979 133,714 15.46 10.31%
1978 120,616 14.49 10.45%
1977 108,648 13.57 10.49%
1976 97,826 12.71 10.47%
1975 88,102 11.88 10.40%
1974 79,403 11.11 10.32%
1973 71,619 10.38 10.20%
1972 64,675 9.70 10.62%
1971 58,159 9.00 16.78%
1970 49,175 7.83 16.66%
1969 41,629 6.81 16.52%
1968 35,291 5.91 16.48%
1967 29,929 5.12 16.49%
1966 25,378 4.44 16.59%
1965 21,498 3.84 16.77%
1964 18,178 3.32 6.78%
1963 16,987 3.17 3.43%
1962 16,415 3.13 3.33%
1961 15,878 3.10 3.16%
1960 15,384 3.06 %