France 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.
  • France rural population for 2021 was 12,661,527, a 1.23% decline from 2020.
  • France rural population for 2020 was 12,819,027, a 1.19% decline from 2019.
  • France rural population for 2019 was 12,972,990, a 1.14% decline from 2018.
  • France rural population for 2018 was 13,122,453, a 1.06% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,843,442
Germany 18,667,512
Italy 16,924,836
Poland 15,084,074
France 12,661,527
United Kingdom 10,669,915
Japan 10,221,684
South Korea 9,617,303
Spain 8,965,568
Canada 7,017,013
Saudi Arabia 5,474,978
Austria 3,672,522
Argentina 3,559,798
Australia 3,510,320
Portugal 3,414,362
Czech Republic 2,759,991
Hungary 2,694,979
Slovak Republic 2,515,539
Chile 2,340,642
Switzerland 2,261,756
Greece 2,128,861
Ireland 1,814,588
Croatia 1,642,337
Panama 1,368,149
Netherlands 1,302,381
UAE 1,268,967
Sweden 1,225,108
Slovenia 939,156
Norway 901,946
Lithuania 887,542
Finland 798,226
Denmark 688,752
Israel 686,007
New Zealand 676,747
Oman 676,741
Trinidad and Tobago 655,867
Latvia 594,684
Estonia 406,552
Cyprus 402,894
Belgium 218,200
Puerto Rico 209,130
Barbados 197,811
Bahrain 181,438
Uruguay 153,242
Channel Islands 120,897
French Polynesia 107,176
Brunei 94,691
New Caledonia 76,538
Antigua and Barbuda 74,658
Bahamas 66,027
Aruba 60,173
Luxembourg 53,222
Seychelles 41,693
Isle of Man 40,078
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,997
Liechtenstein 32,718
Faroe Islands 28,165
Malta 26,826
Iceland 22,546
Qatar 21,158
Curacao 16,703
British Virgin Islands 15,540
Andorra 9,392
Guam 8,484
Greenland 7,078
Northern Mariana Islands 4,697
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,192
Palau 3,365
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,419
San Marino 809
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
France Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 12,661,527 18.76 -1.24%
2020 12,819,027 19.03 -1.19%
2019 12,972,990 19.29 -1.15%
2018 13,122,453 19.56 -1.07%
2017 13,263,152 19.82 -1.03%
2016 13,400,202 20.08 -1.03%
2015 13,539,246 20.35 -0.92%
2014 13,664,265 20.61 -0.78%
2013 13,770,626 20.87 -0.71%
2012 13,868,666 21.12 -0.72%
2011 13,968,981 21.38 -0.69%
2010 14,066,100 21.63 -0.66%
2009 14,159,840 21.88 -0.62%
2008 14,247,470 22.13 -0.55%
2007 14,326,191 22.38 -0.47%
2006 14,393,064 22.62 -0.39%
2005 14,449,119 22.87 -0.32%
2004 14,495,492 23.12 -0.34%
2003 14,545,384 23.37 -0.36%
2002 14,598,404 23.62 -0.34%
2001 14,647,860 23.87 -0.34%
2000 14,697,577 24.13 -0.37%
1999 14,752,727 24.39 -0.29%
1998 14,795,594 24.58 -0.31%
1997 14,841,298 24.75 -0.32%
1996 14,889,276 24.92 -0.33%
1995 14,937,873 25.09 -0.31%
1994 14,984,271 25.26 -0.30%
1993 15,029,666 25.43 -0.24%
1992 15,065,323 25.60 -0.17%
1991 15,091,320 25.77 -0.11%
1990 15,108,674 25.94 0.10%
1989 15,093,422 26.05 0.25%
1988 15,055,081 26.13 0.28%
1987 15,013,292 26.20 0.29%
1986 14,970,477 26.28 0.28%
1985 14,928,514 26.35 0.28%
1984 14,887,231 26.43 0.28%
1983 14,846,300 26.50 0.26%
1982 14,807,308 26.58 0.25%
1981 14,771,060 26.65 0.22%
1980 14,738,052 26.72 0.18%
1979 14,711,745 26.79 0.15%
1978 14,690,235 26.86 0.14%
1977 14,669,243 26.93 0.19%
1976 14,641,036 27.00 0.27%
1975 14,601,385 27.07 -0.38%
1974 14,657,476 27.35 -0.71%
1973 14,761,956 27.74 -0.64%
1972 14,855,993 28.14 -0.61%
1971 14,947,298 28.54 -0.61%
1970 15,039,170 28.95 -0.63%
1969 15,134,429 29.35 -0.64%
1968 15,230,854 29.76 -2.13%
1967 15,559,225 30.64 -2.75%
1966 15,992,443 31.78 -2.54%
1965 16,404,575 32.93 -2.31%
1964 16,788,614 34.10 -2.12%
1963 17,148,695 35.30 -1.97%
1962 17,490,550 36.51 -0.99%
1961 17,664,650 37.39 -0.61%
1960 17,772,187 38.12 %