Democratic Republic of Congo Rural Population 1960-2024

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. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo rural population for 2022 was 52,636,799, a 2.09% increase from 2021.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo rural population for 2021 was 51,557,473, a 2.14% increase from 2020.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo rural population for 2020 was 50,476,837, a 2.16% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo rural population for 2019 was 49,407,432, a 2.15% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 95,420,799
Democratic Republic of Congo 52,636,799
Tanzania 41,471,864
Uganda 34,889,566
Afghanistan 30,181,937
Nepal 23,994,819
Niger 21,780,401
Yemen 20,491,585
Mozambique 20,379,448
Madagascar 17,801,970
Malawi 16,736,441
Burkina Faso 15,446,047
Chad 13,458,554
Mali 12,327,741
Rwanda 11,335,329
Zimbabwe 11,033,499
Burundi 11,031,286
North Korea 9,667,582
Syrian Arab Republic 9,564,966
Somalia 9,269,665
Senegal 8,816,497
Guinea 8,638,804
South Sudan 8,638,206
Tajikistan 7,169,192
Benin 6,738,656
Togo 4,962,262
Sierra Leone 4,833,746
Haiti 4,770,701
Central African Republic 3,173,417
Liberia 2,488,813
Eritrea 2,113,713
Guinea-Bissau 1,157,198
Gambia 978,162
Comoros 586,880
Democratic Republic of Congo Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 52,636,799 53.16 2.07%
2021 51,557,473 53.77 2.12%
2020 50,476,837 54.36 2.14%
2019 49,407,432 54.95 2.13%
2018 48,368,317 55.54 2.23%
2017 47,299,773 56.12 2.43%
2016 46,165,664 56.69 2.47%
2015 45,038,943 57.26 2.42%
2014 43,963,777 57.82 2.49%
2013 42,880,818 58.37 2.48%
2012 41,830,525 58.92 2.45%
2011 40,819,082 59.46 2.46%
2010 39,826,123 59.99 2.38%
2009 38,889,275 60.51 2.35%
2008 37,987,272 61.02 2.37%
2007 37,096,081 61.53 2.41%
2006 36,213,541 62.03 2.40%
2005 35,354,649 62.52 2.35%
2004 34,533,832 63.00 2.23%
2003 33,771,747 63.47 2.20%
2002 33,035,311 63.95 2.33%
2001 32,275,201 64.41 2.30%
2000 31,541,294 64.88 2.19%
1999 30,858,750 65.34 2.16%
1998 30,199,714 65.80 1.67%
1997 29,698,292 66.26 0.90%
1996 29,432,032 66.71 1.23%
1995 29,071,603 67.16 3.52%
1994 28,066,253 67.61 4.11%
1993 26,936,348 68.05 2.56%
1992 26,255,327 68.49 2.37%
1991 25,639,500 68.93 2.67%
1990 24,963,478 69.37 2.66%
1989 24,307,775 69.80 2.53%
1988 23,700,974 70.23 2.52%
1987 23,111,434 70.65 2.47%
1986 22,547,051 71.07 2.37%
1985 22,018,032 71.49 2.46%
1984 21,483,614 71.90 2.61%
1983 20,930,134 72.16 2.39%
1982 20,435,512 72.42 2.38%
1981 19,954,395 72.67 2.42%
1980 19,478,111 72.93 2.72%
1979 18,955,899 73.18 3.14%
1978 18,369,444 73.43 2.74%
1977 17,872,890 73.68 2.17%
1976 17,488,626 73.93 2.25%
1975 17,100,273 74.18 2.33%
1974 16,707,233 74.43 2.36%
1973 16,318,093 74.67 2.37%
1972 15,936,123 74.91 2.35%
1971 15,566,405 75.15 2.43%
1970 15,192,795 75.39 2.55%
1969 14,810,716 75.63 2.59%
1968 14,431,837 75.87 2.63%
1967 14,057,457 76.10 2.61%
1966 13,695,646 76.33 2.54%
1965 13,351,774 76.57 2.45%
1964 13,029,098 76.80 2.38%
1963 12,722,820 77.02 2.36%
1962 12,426,661 77.25 2.31%
1961 12,143,190 77.48 2.28%
1960 11,869,886 77.70 %