China 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.
  • China urban population for 2021 was 882,894,483, a 1.86% increase from 2020.
  • China urban population for 2020 was 866,810,508, a 2.1% increase from 2019.
  • China urban population for 2019 was 848,982,855, a 2.32% increase from 2018.
  • China urban population for 2018 was 829,760,595, a 2.53% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
China 882,894,483
Brazil 186,852,653
Russia 107,489,871
Mexico 105,533,240
Turkey 65,116,373
Iran 64,915,207
Colombia 41,904,698
South Africa 40,736,693
Thailand 36,488,459
Algeria 33,132,753
Iraq 29,286,343
Peru 26,187,142
Malaysia 25,465,792
Venezuela 25,353,644
Ecuador 11,513,201
Kazakhstan 10,987,485
Romania 10,385,068
Jordan 9,409,094
Dominican Republic 9,114,914
Guatemala 8,938,987
Cuba 8,747,521
Belarus 7,463,845
Lebanon 6,030,840
Azerbaijan 5,760,046
Libya 5,635,998
Bulgaria 5,245,060
Paraguay 4,511,987
Costa Rica 4,184,474
Serbia 3,877,239
Turkmenistan 3,242,382
Gabon 2,060,586
Armenia 1,882,713
Albania 1,770,478
Botswana 1,715,465
Jamaica 1,684,526
Bosnia 1,612,965
Namibia 1,371,422
North Macedonia 1,213,985
Equatorial Guinea 1,066,554
Fiji 521,334
Mauritius 516,236
Montenegro 420,639
Suriname 391,883
Maldives 223,439
Guyana 212,575
Belize 187,075
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 59,476
Dominica 51,527
American Samoa 48,033
Marshall Islands 46,599
Grenada 41,470
Samoa 35,510
St. Lucia 34,926
Tonga 24,666
Nauru 10,873
Tuvalu 7,726
China Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 882,894,483 62.51 1.84%
2020 866,810,508 61.43 2.08%
2019 848,982,855 60.31 2.29%
2018 829,760,595 59.15 2.50%
2017 809,246,214 57.96 2.74%
2016 787,376,534 56.74 2.78%
2015 765,822,300 55.50 2.84%
2014 744,357,517 54.26 2.95%
2013 722,694,421 53.01 3.05%
2012 700,996,454 51.77 3.13%
2011 679,390,629 50.51 3.12%
2010 658,498,663 49.23 3.26%
2009 637,407,288 47.88 3.34%
2008 616,481,190 46.54 3.43%
2007 595,670,841 45.20 3.51%
2006 575,118,254 43.87 3.67%
2005 554,367,818 42.52 3.88%
2004 533,257,098 41.14 3.98%
2003 512,473,984 39.78 4.08%
2002 491,993,700 38.43 4.20%
2001 471,767,321 37.09 4.06%
2000 452,999,147 35.88 3.65%
1999 436,766,058 34.87 3.77%
1998 420,606,126 33.87 3.91%
1997 404,485,562 32.88 4.01%
1996 388,593,258 31.92 4.09%
1995 373,035,157 30.96 4.16%
1994 357,836,540 30.02 4.25%
1993 342,961,393 29.10 4.30%
1992 328,521,540 28.20 4.43%
1991 314,301,034 27.31 4.60%
1990 300,165,618 26.44 4.31%
1989 287,504,237 25.70 4.40%
1988 275,121,076 24.97 4.51%
1987 262,976,051 24.26 4.53%
1986 251,325,056 23.56 4.44%
1985 240,414,890 22.87 4.34%
1984 230,206,255 22.20 4.32%
1983 220,472,140 21.55 4.47%
1982 210,823,843 20.90 5.30%
1981 199,949,784 20.12 5.13%
1980 189,947,471 19.36 5.16%
1979 180,399,661 18.62 5.26%
1978 171,153,535 17.90 3.48%
1977 165,293,316 17.52 1.71%
1976 162,497,601 17.46 1.89%
1975 159,452,730 17.40 2.39%
1974 155,688,522 17.29 2.69%
1973 151,552,570 17.18 2.28%
1972 148,131,235 17.18 1.83%
1971 145,443,877 17.29 2.12%
1970 142,386,810 17.40 2.03%
1969 139,527,262 17.53 2.01%
1968 136,747,486 17.66 1.88%
1967 134,196,718 17.79 1.84%
1966 131,746,910 17.92 1.84%
1965 129,348,359 18.09 1.21%
1964 127,791,981 18.30 5.33%
1963 121,162,226 17.76 5.49%
1962 114,685,540 17.23 3.87%
1961 110,327,936 16.71 2.05%
1960 108,085,352 16.20 %