Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2020 was 24,941,349, a 4.85% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2019 was 23,788,710, a 4.9% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2018 was 22,678,264, a 4.94% increase from 2017.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2017 was 21,609,825, a 4.99% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
Congo, Dem. Rep. 40,874,034
Ethiopia 24,941,349
Tanzania 21,042,571
North Korea 16,081,083
Mozambique 11,587,640
Uganda 11,414,209
Yemen 11,306,428
Madagascar 10,670,457
Afghanistan 10,131,490
Syrian Arab Republic 9,708,489
Mali 8,891,939
Senegal 8,057,514
Somalia 7,333,290
Haiti 6,509,478
Burkina Faso 6,397,866
Nepal 5,995,190
Benin 5,869,446
Guinea 4,842,717
Zimbabwe 4,792,105
Niger 4,024,595
Chad 3,863,362
Togo 3,543,299
Sierra Leone 3,423,961
Malawi 3,333,777
Liberia 2,634,493
Tajikistan 2,623,424
South Sudan 2,261,021
Rwanda 2,257,829
Central African Republic 2,038,064
Burundi 1,629,988
Gambia 1,512,397
Guinea-Bissau 869,776
Comoros 255,487
Ethiopia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 24,941,349 21.70 4.73%
2019 23,788,710 21.23 4.78%
2018 22,678,264 20.76 4.83%
2017 21,609,825 20.31 4.87%
2016 20,581,864 19.87 4.94%
2015 19,590,312 19.43 4.99%
2014 18,635,948 19.00 5.05%
2013 17,717,911 18.58 5.09%
2012 16,839,220 18.16 5.20%
2011 15,986,316 17.74 5.19%
2010 15,178,365 17.32 5.17%
2009 14,413,056 16.91 5.15%
2008 13,689,471 16.51 5.16%
2007 13,001,477 16.12 4.10%
2006 12,478,999 15.90 4.03%
2005 11,986,371 15.70 4.05%
2004 11,510,093 15.50 4.09%
2003 11,049,316 15.31 4.11%
2002 10,604,081 15.12 4.14%
2001 10,174,157 14.93 4.14%
2000 9,761,537 14.74 4.16%
1999 9,363,838 14.55 4.17%
1998 8,981,735 14.37 4.22%
1997 8,610,539 14.19 4.31%
1996 8,247,227 14.01 4.45%
1995 7,888,014 13.83 4.78%
1994 7,519,514 13.63 5.38%
1993 7,125,616 13.37 5.49%
1992 6,744,718 13.12 5.51%
1991 6,383,316 12.87 5.46%
1990 6,043,927 12.62 5.36%
1989 5,728,512 12.38 5.26%
1988 5,434,867 12.14 5.19%
1987 5,160,079 11.91 5.15%
1986 4,901,174 11.68 5.13%
1985 4,655,890 11.45 5.14%
1984 4,422,527 11.23 5.08%
1983 4,203,323 11.02 4.95%
1982 4,000,296 10.81 4.67%
1981 3,817,959 10.61 4.27%
1980 3,658,251 10.41 3.78%
1979 3,522,585 10.21 3.36%
1978 3,406,129 10.02 3.15%
1977 3,300,643 9.83 3.26%
1976 3,194,879 9.64 3.64%
1975 3,080,824 9.46 4.12%
1974 2,956,415 9.28 4.55%
1973 2,824,958 9.10 4.86%
1972 2,690,971 8.93 4.95%
1971 2,561,012 8.76 4.83%
1970 2,440,287 8.59 4.67%
1969 2,328,912 8.42 4.54%
1968 2,225,606 8.26 4.45%
1967 2,128,691 8.10 5.72%
1966 2,010,258 7.84 5.76%
1965 1,897,784 7.59 5.78%
1964 1,791,228 7.34 5.78%
1963 1,690,640 7.10 5.75%
1962 1,596,238 6.87 5.71%
1961 1,507,634 6.65 5.64%
1960 1,424,992 6.43 %