Democratic Republic of Congo Rural Population 1960-2022

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 2021 was 49,667,024, a 2.01% increase from 2020.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo rural population for 2020 was 48,687,370, a 2.08% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo rural population for 2019 was 47,694,889, a 2.15% increase from 2018.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo rural population for 2018 was 46,691,418, a 2.21% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 91,738,352
Democratic Republic of Congo 49,667,024
Tanzania 39,387,290
Uganda 35,082,057
Afghanistan 29,353,133
Nepal 23,440,813
Niger 20,921,148
Mozambique 20,060,734
Yemen 18,737,717
Madagascar 17,281,829
Malawi 16,171,024
Burkina Faso 14,781,404
Chad 12,892,432
Mali 11,538,012
Rwanda 10,944,098
Burundi 10,532,561
Zimbabwe 10,216,947
North Korea 9,670,882
South Sudan 9,046,601
Senegal 8,838,902
Somalia 8,714,542
Guinea 8,467,627
Syrian Arab Republic 8,018,648
Tajikistan 7,046,444
Benin 6,353,512
Haiti 4,851,662
Togo 4,802,246
Sierra Leone 4,610,280
Central African Republic 2,821,711
Liberia 2,456,817
Guinea-Bissau 1,116,239
Gambia 914,646
Comoros 625,358
Democratic Republic of Congo Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 49,667,024 53.77 1.99%
2020 48,687,370 54.36 2.06%
2019 47,694,889 54.95 2.13%
2018 46,691,418 55.54 2.19%
2017 45,680,987 56.12 2.24%
2016 44,667,921 56.69 2.29%
2015 43,657,619 57.26 2.33%
2014 42,652,337 57.82 2.37%
2013 41,654,275 58.37 2.40%
2012 40,665,645 58.92 2.43%
2011 39,689,943 59.46 2.45%
2010 38,729,918 59.99 2.46%
2009 37,787,006 60.51 2.47%
2008 36,865,328 61.02 2.47%
2007 35,966,554 61.53 2.45%
2006 35,094,796 62.03 2.43%
2005 34,251,593 62.52 2.42%
2004 33,433,387 63.00 2.40%
2003 32,641,875 63.47 2.33%
2002 31,890,439 63.95 2.21%
2001 31,194,272 64.41 2.05%
2000 30,561,320 64.88 1.84%
1999 30,004,336 65.34 1.66%
1998 29,511,727 65.80 1.61%
1997 29,039,020 66.26 1.79%
1996 28,523,782 66.71 2.13%
1995 27,923,434 67.16 2.57%
1994 27,215,035 67.61 2.98%
1993 26,415,728 68.05 3.25%
1992 25,571,493 68.49 3.25%
1991 24,752,627 68.93 3.05%
1990 24,009,322 69.37 2.75%
1989 23,357,738 69.80 2.49%
1988 22,783,647 70.23 2.26%
1987 22,275,028 70.65 2.12%
1986 21,807,031 71.07 2.07%
1985 21,361,189 71.49 2.01%
1984 20,937,038 71.90 2.13%
1983 20,496,224 72.16 2.09%
1982 20,072,032 72.42 2.12%
1981 19,651,018 72.67 2.20%
1980 19,223,022 72.93 2.33%
1979 18,780,878 73.18 2.45%
1978 18,326,224 73.43 2.54%
1977 17,867,484 73.68 2.54%
1976 17,418,727 73.93 2.49%
1975 16,989,652 74.18 2.42%
1974 16,583,473 74.43 2.36%
1973 16,196,041 74.67 2.34%
1972 15,822,222 74.91 2.35%
1971 15,454,510 75.15 2.41%
1970 15,086,718 75.39 2.48%
1969 14,717,460 75.63 2.53%
1968 14,349,200 75.87 2.56%
1967 13,986,314 76.10 2.55%
1966 13,634,819 76.33 2.49%
1965 13,299,424 76.57 2.42%
1964 12,981,465 76.80 2.35%
1963 12,679,558 77.02 2.29%
1962 12,391,977 77.25 2.26%
1961 12,115,621 77.48 2.23%
1960 11,847,895 77.70 %