Germany Rural Population 1960-2023

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.
  • Germany rural population for 2021 was 18,682,511, a 0.36% decline from 2020.
  • Germany rural population for 2020 was 18,750,282, a 0.26% decline from 2019.
  • Germany rural population for 2019 was 18,798,952, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Germany rural population for 2018 was 18,809,664, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,843,442
Germany 18,682,511
Italy 16,937,284
Poland 15,070,539
France 12,708,476
United Kingdom 10,669,915
Japan 10,221,684
South Korea 9,617,303
Spain 8,982,440
Canada 7,017,013
Saudi Arabia 5,569,435
Austria 3,672,325
Argentina 3,559,798
Australia 3,503,340
Portugal 3,422,889
Czech Republic 2,709,018
Hungary 2,694,980
Slovak Republic 2,515,539
Chile 2,374,855
Switzerland 2,263,233
Greece 2,124,201
Ireland 1,816,369
Croatia 1,642,337
Panama 1,358,683
Netherlands 1,302,355
Sweden 1,225,108
UAE 1,189,467
Slovenia 939,634
Norway 901,946
Lithuania 889,294
Finland 798,128
Trinidad and Tobago 713,019
Denmark 688,752
Israel 686,007
New Zealand 676,747
Latvia 595,103
Oman 585,672
Cyprus 412,374
Estonia 407,066
Belgium 218,295
Puerto Rico 209,130
Barbados 193,336
Bahrain 151,858
Uruguay 150,653
Channel Islands 119,131
French Polynesia 115,331
Brunei 95,515
New Caledonia 76,092
Antigua and Barbuda 70,492
Bahamas 67,855
Aruba 59,803
Luxembourg 53,305
Seychelles 41,716
Isle of Man 39,540
Liechtenstein 33,390
St. Kitts and Nevis 32,893
Faroe Islands 30,367
Malta 26,912
Iceland 22,560
Qatar 19,409
Curacao 16,703
British Virgin Islands 15,897
Andorra 9,596
Guam 8,501
Greenland 7,078
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,192
Northern Mariana Islands 4,013
Palau 3,338
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,782
San Marino 803
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Germany Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 18,682,511 22.46 -0.36%
2020 18,750,282 22.55 -0.26%
2019 18,798,952 22.62 -0.06%
2018 18,809,664 22.69 0.08%
2017 18,795,376 22.74 0.21%
2016 18,755,733 22.78 0.70%
2015 18,624,547 22.80 0.82%
2014 18,472,108 22.81 0.37%
2013 18,403,327 22.82 0.23%
2012 18,361,215 22.83 0.14%
2011 18,334,806 22.84 -2.70%
2010 18,836,498 23.03 -1.00%
2009 19,025,087 23.23 -1.09%
2008 19,234,290 23.43 -1.03%
2007 19,432,962 23.62 -0.97%
2006 19,622,894 23.82 -0.94%
2005 19,809,155 24.02 -0.89%
2004 19,986,263 24.22 -0.85%
2003 20,157,322 24.42 -0.77%
2002 20,313,617 24.63 -0.66%
2001 20,447,486 24.83 -0.65%
2000 20,581,651 25.04 -0.69%
1999 20,723,743 25.24 -0.75%
1998 20,880,191 25.45 -0.80%
1997 21,048,482 25.66 -0.66%
1996 21,188,909 25.87 -0.52%
1995 21,300,002 26.08 -0.52%
1994 21,410,142 26.29 -0.46%
1993 21,508,871 26.50 0.14%
1992 21,478,393 26.64 0.42%
1991 21,388,515 26.73 0.17%
1990 21,353,187 26.88 0.34%
1989 21,281,747 27.02 0.86%
1988 21,099,829 27.00 -0.21%
1987 21,144,436 27.16 -0.65%
1986 21,282,187 27.38 0.39%
1985 21,199,425 27.29 0.63%
1984 21,066,224 27.06 0.25%
1983 21,014,164 26.90 -0.25%
1982 21,066,192 26.89 -0.53%
1981 21,178,760 27.01 -0.38%
1980 21,260,046 27.16 -0.00%
1979 21,260,524 27.21 -0.17%
1978 21,295,639 27.27 -0.29%
1977 21,357,951 27.33 -0.43%
1976 21,451,007 27.38 -0.64%
1975 21,588,023 27.44 -0.58%
1974 21,713,675 27.50 -0.17%
1973 21,750,209 27.55 0.11%
1972 21,726,668 27.61 0.27%
1971 21,667,597 27.67 -0.03%
1970 21,673,217 27.73 0.11%
1969 21,650,322 27.79 0.56%
1968 21,528,785 27.85 0.22%
1967 21,482,504 27.92 0.23%
1966 21,433,533 27.98 0.61%
1965 21,304,018 28.05 0.63%
1964 21,171,231 28.11 0.57%
1963 21,050,022 28.17 0.70%
1962 20,903,401 28.24 0.65%
1961 20,768,071 28.30 -0.33%
1960 20,836,712 28.62 %