India Rural Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 908,804,812, a 0.06% decline from 2021.
  • India rural population for 2021 was 909,384,771, a 0.08% increase from 2020.
  • India rural population for 2020 was 908,684,959, a 0.26% increase from 2019.
  • India rural population for 2019 was 906,325,664, a 0.35% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 908,804,812
Pakistan 146,845,783
Indonesia 115,892,393
Bangladesh 103,206,552
Nigeria 101,575,770
Egypt 63,300,985
Vietnam 60,123,739
Philippines 60,117,263
Kenya 38,358,435
Myanmar 36,965,999
Sudan 30,020,115
Sri Lanka 17,960,843
Uzbekistan 17,657,930
Ghana 13,853,989
Morocco 13,261,620
Cambodia 12,556,766
Cameroon 11,519,492
Ukraine 11,430,780
Angola 11,359,649
Zambia 10,857,387
Papua New Guinea 8,765,048
Lao PDR 4,698,995
Kyrgyz Republic 4,254,716
Honduras 4,214,875
Tunisia 3,680,393
Bolivia 3,565,773
Nicaragua 2,810,208
Mauritania 2,040,187
Republic of Congo 1,866,593
Lesotho 1,615,392
El Salvador 1,598,862
Georgia 1,473,975
Moldova 1,473,227
West Bank and Gaza 1,145,354
Mongolia 1,055,872
Timor-Leste 911,089
Eswatini 906,348
Solomon Islands 538,975
Bhutan 440,632
Vanuatu 242,389
Djibouti 242,328
Cabo Verde 192,507
Micronesia 87,659
Kiribati 56,354
Sao Tome and Principe 55,128
India Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 908,804,812 64.13 -0.06%
2021 909,384,771 64.61 0.08%
2020 908,684,959 65.07 0.26%
2019 906,325,664 65.53 0.35%
2018 903,131,481 65.97 0.44%
2017 899,185,932 66.40 0.53%
2016 894,450,030 66.82 0.58%
2015 889,270,551 67.22 0.60%
2014 883,907,800 67.62 0.68%
2013 877,931,069 68.00 0.76%
2012 871,315,929 68.37 0.81%
2011 864,287,587 68.72 0.86%
2010 856,891,827 69.07 0.88%
2009 849,365,344 69.41 0.90%
2008 841,745,797 69.75 0.94%
2007 833,902,577 70.09 0.99%
2006 825,714,583 70.43 1.05%
2005 817,080,085 70.77 1.14%
2004 807,850,031 71.10 1.21%
2003 798,147,274 71.43 1.27%
2002 788,105,504 71.76 1.32%
2001 777,743,809 72.08 1.46%
2000 766,464,826 72.33 1.53%
1999 754,851,574 72.55 1.56%
1998 743,195,797 72.76 1.60%
1997 731,424,064 72.97 1.63%
1996 719,594,694 73.18 1.66%
1995 707,713,381 73.39 1.71%
1994 695,722,254 73.60 1.74%
1993 683,730,629 73.81 1.77%
1992 671,750,008 74.02 1.80%
1991 659,790,350 74.22 1.79%
1990 648,077,750 74.45 1.82%
1989 636,410,866 74.70 1.85%
1988 624,772,011 74.94 1.86%
1987 613,230,911 75.18 1.89%
1986 601,720,443 75.42 1.92%
1985 590,268,741 75.65 1.94%
1984 578,938,247 75.89 1.95%
1983 567,730,625 76.12 1.95%
1982 556,742,762 76.35 1.96%
1981 545,936,694 76.58 1.86%
1980 535,874,965 76.90 1.79%
1979 526,359,751 77.26 1.76%
1978 517,163,698 77.62 1.76%
1977 508,145,352 77.97 1.76%
1976 499,271,098 78.32 1.77%
1975 490,514,033 78.67 1.81%
1974 481,735,216 79.01 1.83%
1973 472,993,405 79.35 1.83%
1972 464,399,469 79.68 1.81%
1971 456,050,642 80.01 1.93%
1970 447,339,044 80.24 1.96%
1969 438,640,214 80.44 1.96%
1968 430,127,486 80.63 1.93%
1967 421,916,928 80.83 1.89%
1966 414,021,548 81.02 1.92%
1965 406,167,866 81.22 2.00%
1964 398,118,730 81.41 2.07%
1963 389,969,936 81.60 2.08%
1962 381,941,726 81.78 2.08%
1961 374,062,506 81.97 2.17%
1960 366,021,680 82.08 %