Iceland 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.
  • Iceland rural population for 2021 was 22,546, a 0.82% increase from 2020.
  • Iceland rural population for 2020 was 22,362, a 0.93% increase from 2019.
  • Iceland rural population for 2019 was 22,157, a 1.53% increase from 2018.
  • Iceland rural population for 2018 was 21,823, a 2.05% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,843,442
Germany 18,667,512
Italy 16,924,836
Poland 15,084,074
France 12,661,527
United Kingdom 10,669,915
Japan 10,221,684
South Korea 9,617,303
Spain 8,965,568
Canada 7,017,013
Saudi Arabia 5,474,978
Austria 3,672,522
Argentina 3,559,798
Australia 3,510,320
Portugal 3,414,362
Czech Republic 2,759,991
Hungary 2,694,979
Slovak Republic 2,515,539
Chile 2,340,642
Switzerland 2,261,756
Greece 2,128,861
Ireland 1,814,588
Croatia 1,642,337
Panama 1,368,149
Netherlands 1,302,381
UAE 1,268,967
Sweden 1,225,108
Slovenia 939,156
Norway 901,946
Lithuania 887,542
Finland 798,226
Denmark 688,752
Israel 686,007
New Zealand 676,747
Oman 676,741
Trinidad and Tobago 655,867
Latvia 594,684
Estonia 406,552
Cyprus 402,894
Belgium 218,200
Puerto Rico 209,130
Barbados 197,811
Bahrain 181,438
Uruguay 153,242
Channel Islands 120,897
French Polynesia 107,176
Brunei 94,691
New Caledonia 76,538
Antigua and Barbuda 74,658
Bahamas 66,027
Aruba 60,173
Luxembourg 53,222
Seychelles 41,693
Isle of Man 40,078
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,997
Liechtenstein 32,718
Faroe Islands 28,165
Malta 26,826
Iceland 22,546
Qatar 21,158
Curacao 16,703
British Virgin Islands 15,540
Andorra 9,392
Guam 8,484
Greenland 7,078
Northern Mariana Islands 4,697
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,192
Palau 3,365
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,419
San Marino 809
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Iceland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 22,546 6.06 0.82%
2020 22,362 6.10 0.92%
2019 22,157 6.15 1.52%
2018 21,823 6.19 2.03%
2017 21,384 6.23 1.74%
2016 21,015 6.27 0.83%
2015 20,841 6.30 0.52%
2014 20,733 6.33 0.58%
2013 20,614 6.37 0.43%
2012 20,526 6.40 0.33%
2011 20,458 6.41 0.10%
2010 20,437 6.43 -1.12%
2009 20,667 6.49 -1.43%
2008 20,965 6.61 0.11%
2007 20,943 6.72 0.77%
2006 20,782 6.84 0.58%
2005 20,662 6.96 -0.16%
2004 20,696 7.09 -0.87%
2003 20,877 7.21 -1.05%
2002 21,098 7.34 -0.86%
2001 21,281 7.47 -0.41%
2000 21,369 7.60 -0.38%
1999 21,450 7.73 -0.66%
1998 21,592 7.88 -0.95%
1997 21,799 8.04 -1.19%
1996 22,059 8.20 -1.48%
1995 22,387 8.37 -1.47%
1994 22,718 8.54 -1.14%
1993 22,978 8.71 -0.97%
1992 23,203 8.89 -0.75%
1991 23,377 9.07 -0.83%
1990 23,571 9.25 -1.64%
1989 23,960 9.48 -1.16%
1988 24,240 9.71 -0.85%
1987 24,446 9.94 -1.30%
1986 24,765 10.18 -1.66%
1985 25,179 10.43 -1.59%
1984 25,582 10.68 -1.32%
1983 25,921 10.94 -1.04%
1982 26,192 11.20 -1.02%
1981 26,461 11.47 -1.21%
1980 26,783 11.74 -1.51%
1979 27,190 12.05 -1.57%
1978 27,620 12.36 -1.76%
1977 28,111 12.67 -1.78%
1976 28,616 13.00 -1.54%
1975 29,059 13.33 -1.23%
1974 29,419 13.67 -1.15%
1973 29,760 14.02 -0.98%
1972 30,053 14.37 -1.02%
1971 30,360 14.73 -1.67%
1970 30,870 15.10 -2.20%
1969 31,557 15.52 -1.78%
1968 32,123 15.94 -1.33%
1967 32,553 16.38 -1.08%
1966 32,905 16.83 -0.97%
1965 33,227 17.28 -0.92%
1964 33,533 17.74 -0.86%
1963 33,824 18.22 -0.84%
1962 34,110 18.70 -0.75%
1961 34,368 19.20 -0.64%
1960 34,588 19.70 %