Iraq 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.
  • Iraq urban population for 2021 was 29,286,343, a 2.71% increase from 2020.
  • Iraq urban population for 2020 was 28,514,939, a 2.63% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq urban population for 2019 was 27,783,373, a 2.58% increase from 2018.
  • Iraq urban population for 2018 was 27,085,314, a 2.63% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Colombia 41,904,698
South Africa 40,736,693
Thailand 36,488,459
Algeria 33,132,753
Iraq 29,286,343
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Iraq Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 29,286,343 71.12 2.67%
2020 28,514,939 70.89 2.60%
2019 27,783,373 70.68 2.54%
2018 27,085,314 70.47 2.60%
2017 26,391,349 70.28 2.80%
2016 25,661,856 70.09 3.12%
2015 24,872,486 69.92 3.55%
2014 24,005,087 69.76 3.95%
2013 23,075,657 69.60 4.13%
2012 22,141,873 69.43 3.96%
2011 21,282,804 69.27 3.49%
2010 20,552,598 69.10 2.80%
2009 19,985,684 68.98 2.13%
2008 19,565,438 68.93 1.76%
2007 19,223,310 68.87 1.75%
2006 18,889,524 68.82 2.01%
2005 18,513,374 68.77 2.36%
2004 18,080,764 68.71 2.66%
2003 17,607,003 68.66 2.90%
2002 17,104,296 68.60 3.02%
2001 16,594,706 68.55 3.06%
2000 16,094,909 68.50 3.08%
1999 15,606,187 68.44 3.14%
1998 15,123,548 68.39 3.07%
1997 14,665,744 68.41 2.84%
1996 14,255,733 68.59 2.82%
1995 13,858,717 68.78 2.80%
1994 13,475,507 68.97 2.77%
1993 13,107,822 69.15 2.69%
1992 12,759,908 69.34 2.56%
1991 12,437,108 69.52 2.40%
1990 12,142,167 69.71 2.20%
1989 11,877,595 69.89 2.02%
1988 11,640,584 70.07 2.24%
1987 11,382,714 70.02 3.05%
1986 11,040,740 69.40 3.16%
1985 10,697,262 68.77 3.30%
1984 10,349,521 68.13 3.45%
1983 9,998,788 67.49 3.59%
1982 9,646,516 66.84 3.71%
1981 9,294,817 66.18 3.83%
1980 8,945,810 65.52 3.96%
1979 8,598,796 64.85 4.10%
1978 8,253,726 64.18 4.36%
1977 7,901,444 63.40 4.81%
1976 7,530,612 62.40 4.88%
1975 7,171,878 61.38 4.93%
1974 6,826,943 60.35 4.98%
1973 6,495,300 59.31 5.04%
1972 6,176,316 58.27 5.12%
1971 5,867,784 57.21 5.22%
1970 5,569,341 56.15 5.32%
1969 5,280,603 55.09 5.41%
1968 5,002,623 54.02 5.45%
1967 4,737,199 52.95 5.42%
1966 4,487,185 51.87 5.61%
1965 4,242,424 50.65 6.20%
1964 3,987,431 49.09 6.15%
1963 3,749,757 47.53 6.08%
1962 3,528,451 45.98 6.05%
1961 3,321,447 44.43 6.03%
1960 3,127,231 42.90 %