France 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.
  • France urban population for 2020 was 54,570,334, a 0.54% increase from 2019.
  • France urban population for 2019 was 54,275,936, a 0.55% increase from 2018.
  • France urban population for 2018 was 53,979,477, a 0.6% increase from 2017.
  • France urban population for 2017 was 53,654,868, a 0.62% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
France Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 54,570,334 80.98 0.54%
2019 54,275,936 80.71 0.55%
2018 53,979,477 80.44 0.60%
2017 53,654,868 80.18 0.62%
2016 53,323,902 79.92 0.59%
2015 53,009,026 79.66 0.68%
2014 52,647,802 79.39 0.80%
2013 52,228,059 79.14 0.84%
2012 51,791,148 78.88 0.81%
2011 51,373,808 78.62 0.81%
2010 50,961,405 78.37 0.82%
2009 50,547,195 78.12 0.83%
2008 50,127,509 77.87 0.88%
2007 49,690,036 77.62 0.93%
2006 49,228,312 77.38 1.02%
2005 48,730,237 77.13 1.07%
2004 48,209,409 76.88 1.06%
2003 47,699,496 76.63 1.04%
2002 47,206,862 76.38 1.06%
2001 46,709,572 76.13 1.06%
2000 46,214,923 75.87 1.02%
1999 45,743,981 75.61 0.78%
1998 45,390,690 75.42 0.59%
1997 45,123,543 75.25 0.58%
1996 44,863,819 75.08 0.58%
1995 44,604,031 74.91 0.59%
1994 44,342,929 74.74 0.60%
1993 44,077,092 74.57 0.66%
1992 43,785,893 74.40 0.73%
1991 43,467,989 74.23 0.79%
1990 43,127,042 74.06 0.65%
1989 42,846,777 73.95 0.64%
1988 42,572,025 73.88 0.67%
1987 42,289,350 73.80 0.67%
1986 42,005,649 73.73 0.67%
1985 41,726,189 73.65 0.66%
1984 41,450,444 73.58 0.66%
1983 41,177,475 73.50 0.65%
1982 40,911,632 73.43 0.62%
1981 40,659,218 73.35 0.58%
1980 40,423,458 73.28 0.54%
1979 40,205,365 73.21 0.51%
1978 40,001,631 73.14 0.51%
1977 39,798,466 73.07 0.55%
1976 39,578,997 73.00 0.63%
1975 39,330,005 72.93 1.01%
1974 38,934,759 72.65 1.26%
1973 38,445,788 72.26 1.33%
1972 37,937,158 71.86 1.36%
1971 37,424,022 71.46 1.36%
1970 36,918,577 71.06 1.34%
1969 36,427,404 70.65 1.33%
1968 35,944,653 70.24 2.05%
1967 35,216,563 69.36 2.53%
1966 34,337,825 68.23 2.73%
1965 33,413,444 67.07 2.95%
1964 32,441,971 65.90 3.16%
1963 31,433,929 64.70 3.30%
1962 30,414,329 63.49 2.80%
1961 29,575,876 62.61 2.49%
1960 28,849,501 61.88 %