Canada 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.
  • Canada urban population for 2020 was 30,997,832, a 1.19% increase from 2019.
  • Canada urban population for 2019 was 30,631,841, a 1.51% increase from 2018.
  • Canada urban population for 2018 was 30,175,132, a 1.5% increase from 2017.
  • Canada urban population for 2017 was 29,729,597, a 1.27% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
Canada Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 30,997,832 81.56 1.19%
2019 30,631,841 81.48 1.50%
2018 30,175,132 81.41 1.49%
2017 29,729,597 81.35 1.26%
2016 29,357,013 81.30 1.18%
2015 29,011,826 81.26 0.80%
2014 28,781,576 81.22 1.05%
2013 28,479,640 81.18 1.11%
2012 28,166,078 81.14 1.14%
2011 27,847,821 81.10 1.18%
2010 27,522,537 80.94 1.33%
2009 27,158,023 80.76 1.36%
2008 26,789,863 80.58 1.31%
2007 26,441,461 80.40 1.20%
2006 26,126,316 80.21 1.12%
2005 25,834,340 80.12 1.04%
2004 25,566,897 80.05 1.03%
2003 25,304,780 79.97 1.00%
2002 25,052,940 79.89 1.19%
2001 24,757,782 79.81 1.50%
2000 24,388,404 79.48 1.40%
1999 24,048,329 79.10 1.29%
1998 23,739,358 78.72 1.32%
1997 23,428,320 78.34 1.49%
1996 23,081,461 77.95 1.40%
1995 22,760,570 77.68 1.37%
1994 22,450,573 77.41 1.43%
1993 22,130,869 77.15 1.44%
1992 21,813,814 76.89 1.53%
1991 21,482,271 76.62 1.29%
1990 21,206,427 76.58 1.53%
1989 20,883,649 76.56 1.82%
1988 20,506,939 76.54 1.32%
1987 20,237,468 76.52 1.34%
1986 19,967,235 76.50 1.19%
1985 19,731,489 76.35 1.12%
1984 19,511,294 76.20 1.15%
1983 19,287,381 76.04 1.20%
1982 19,057,229 75.87 1.40%
1981 18,791,654 75.71 1.30%
1980 18,549,289 75.66 1.34%
1979 18,301,934 75.62 1.04%
1978 18,112,108 75.58 1.05%
1977 17,923,214 75.54 1.22%
1976 17,705,309 75.50 1.17%
1975 17,498,862 75.61 1.30%
1974 17,272,703 75.73 1.24%
1973 17,060,238 75.85 1.06%
1972 16,879,589 75.97 1.00%
1971 16,710,910 76.09 3.52%
1970 16,132,459 75.65 2.05%
1969 15,804,855 75.16 2.03%
1968 15,487,885 74.66 2.29%
1967 15,136,519 74.16 2.49%
1966 14,763,748 73.64 2.89%
1965 14,343,688 72.89 2.89%
1964 13,934,678 72.11 3.00%
1963 13,522,659 71.31 3.01%
1962 13,121,753 70.49 3.04%
1961 12,729,040 69.67 2.88%
1960 12,368,141 69.06 %