India 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.
  • India rural population for 2021 was 900,239,774, a 0.25% increase from 2020.
  • India rural population for 2020 was 898,024,053, a 0.29% increase from 2019.
  • India rural population for 2019 was 895,386,227, a 0.34% increase from 2018.
  • India rural population for 2018 was 892,338,114, a 0.39% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
India Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 900,239,774 64.61 0.25%
2020 898,024,053 65.07 0.29%
2019 895,386,227 65.53 0.34%
2018 892,338,114 65.97 0.39%
2017 888,881,381 66.40 0.44%
2016 885,015,936 66.82 0.49%
2015 880,723,742 67.22 0.53%
2014 876,033,415 67.62 0.58%
2013 870,934,216 68.00 0.64%
2012 865,363,321 68.37 0.71%
2011 859,247,883 68.72 0.79%
2010 852,517,999 69.07 0.86%
2009 845,260,299 69.41 0.92%
2008 837,515,186 69.75 0.98%
2007 829,358,847 70.09 1.03%
2006 820,863,650 70.43 1.07%
2005 812,106,163 70.77 1.11%
2004 803,128,396 71.10 1.15%
2003 793,938,753 71.43 1.19%
2002 784,520,681 71.76 1.24%
2001 774,881,568 72.08 1.38%
2000 764,252,791 72.33 1.47%
1999 753,080,049 72.55 1.51%
1998 741,776,257 72.76 1.55%
1997 730,376,768 72.97 1.58%
1996 718,924,359 73.18 1.61%
1995 707,451,704 73.39 1.64%
1994 695,972,401 73.60 1.66%
1993 684,507,519 73.81 1.69%
1992 673,032,682 74.02 1.73%
1991 661,520,796 74.22 1.73%
1990 650,181,520 74.45 1.75%
1989 638,892,235 74.70 1.79%
1988 627,574,098 74.94 1.83%
1987 616,212,409 75.18 1.87%
1986 604,809,635 75.42 1.91%
1985 593,384,036 75.65 1.95%
1984 581,926,871 75.89 1.99%
1983 570,472,817 76.12 2.02%
1982 559,086,824 76.35 2.03%
1981 547,863,292 76.58 1.91%
1980 537,508,711 76.90 1.84%
1979 527,709,526 77.26 1.83%
1978 518,120,031 77.62 1.83%
1977 508,709,211 77.97 1.84%
1976 499,411,011 78.32 1.87%
1975 490,182,589 78.67 1.89%
1974 481,008,842 79.01 1.91%
1973 471,932,260 79.35 1.91%
1972 463,004,514 79.68 1.89%
1971 454,345,525 80.01 1.97%
1970 445,484,293 80.24 1.96%
1969 436,846,176 80.44 1.91%
1968 428,580,865 80.63 1.87%
1967 420,634,582 80.83 1.85%
1966 412,918,738 81.02 1.85%
1965 405,363,011 81.22 1.85%
1964 397,946,828 81.41 1.84%
1963 390,697,750 81.60 1.83%
1962 383,620,708 81.78 1.80%
1961 376,759,491 81.97 1.87%
1960 369,791,510 82.08 %