India 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.
  • India urban population for 2021 was 493,169,259, a 2.32% increase from 2020.
  • India urban population for 2020 was 481,980,332, a 2.32% increase from 2019.
  • India urban population for 2019 was 471,031,529, a 2.33% increase from 2018.
  • India urban population for 2018 was 460,304,169, a 2.34% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
India Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 493,169,259 35.39 2.29%
2020 481,980,332 34.93 2.30%
2019 471,031,529 34.47 2.30%
2018 460,304,169 34.03 2.31%
2017 449,795,398 33.60 2.32%
2016 439,501,314 33.18 2.32%
2015 429,428,650 32.78 2.32%
2014 419,567,353 32.38 2.33%
2013 409,907,903 32.00 2.34%
2012 400,416,922 31.63 2.37%
2011 391,040,056 31.28 2.40%
2010 381,763,164 30.93 2.47%
2009 372,465,918 30.59 2.53%
2008 363,154,576 30.25 2.60%
2007 353,850,624 29.91 2.64%
2006 344,622,641 29.57 2.68%
2005 335,503,761 29.24 2.72%
2004 326,495,070 28.90 2.77%
2003 317,584,393 28.57 2.81%
2002 308,796,506 28.24 2.85%
2001 300,118,526 27.92 2.63%
2000 292,322,757 27.67 2.54%
1999 284,978,105 27.45 2.58%
1998 277,707,329 27.24 2.62%
1997 270,523,260 27.03 2.65%
1996 263,440,889 26.82 2.68%
1995 256,470,882 26.61 2.70%
1994 249,629,427 26.40 2.73%
1993 242,896,347 26.19 2.76%
1992 236,274,336 25.98 2.80%
1991 229,752,406 25.78 2.94%
1990 223,096,279 25.55 3.03%
1989 216,442,440 25.31 3.07%
1988 209,894,840 25.06 3.11%
1987 203,469,686 24.82 3.15%
1986 197,165,615 24.59 3.19%
1985 190,975,976 24.35 3.23%
1984 184,906,540 24.11 3.27%
1983 178,956,141 23.88 3.30%
1982 173,152,674 23.65 3.31%
1981 167,521,705 23.42 3.70%
1980 161,444,126 23.10 3.89%
1979 155,285,822 22.74 3.88%
1978 149,379,784 22.38 3.88%
1977 143,699,555 22.03 3.89%
1976 138,219,074 21.68 3.91%
1975 132,920,311 21.33 3.93%
1974 127,793,753 20.99 3.96%
1973 122,837,876 20.65 3.95%
1972 118,082,741 20.32 3.94%
1971 113,522,496 19.99 3.42%
1970 109,705,504 19.76 3.21%
1969 106,238,157 19.56 3.16%
1968 102,932,969 19.37 3.13%
1967 99,765,995 19.17 3.11%
1966 96,712,771 18.98 3.10%
1965 93,760,317 18.79 3.10%
1964 90,901,311 18.60 3.10%
1963 88,127,852 18.41 3.08%
1962 85,456,483 18.22 3.06%
1961 82,882,675 18.03 2.60%
1960 80,756,165 17.92 %