Iceland 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.
  • Iceland rural population for 2022 was 22,945, a 1.71% increase from 2021.
  • Iceland rural population for 2021 was 22,560, a 0.89% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,378,923
Germany 18,793,519
Italy 16,681,796
Poland 14,974,307
France 12,561,983
United Kingdom 10,448,880
Japan 10,066,305
South Korea 9,588,890
Spain 8,902,107
Canada 7,103,929
Saudi Arabia 5,559,991
Austria 3,684,288
Argentina 3,538,352
Australia 3,510,274
Portugal 3,385,528
Czech Republic 2,697,096
Hungary 2,657,928
Slovak Republic 2,503,549
Chile 2,369,699
Switzerland 2,272,064
Greece 2,075,584
Ireland 1,822,006
Croatia 1,610,240
Panama 1,360,444
Netherlands 1,259,398
Sweden 1,206,837
UAE 1,176,081
Slovenia 933,093
Lithuania 893,387
Norway 891,476
Finland 795,690
Trinidad and Tobago 714,385
Israel 691,177
Denmark 686,700
New Zealand 672,077
Latvia 592,511
Oman 560,597
Cyprus 414,105
Estonia 408,688
Belgium 215,535
Puerto Rico 205,872
Barbados 193,416
Bahrain 151,007
Uruguay 147,591
Channel Islands 119,980
French Polynesia 115,865
Brunei 94,946
New Caledonia 76,599
Antigua and Barbuda 70,935
Bahamas 67,680
Aruba 59,554
Luxembourg 52,836
Seychelles 41,629
Isle of Man 39,495
Liechtenstein 33,610
St. Kitts and Nevis 32,888
Faroe Islands 30,379
Malta 26,825
Iceland 22,945
Qatar 18,381
Curacao 16,462
British Virgin Islands 15,862
Andorra 9,730
Guam 8,432
Greenland 6,954
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,073
Northern Mariana Islands 3,973
Palau 3,258
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,721
San Marino 763
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
2022 22,945 6.01 1.69%
2021 22,560 6.06 0.88%
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 %