Italy 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.
  • Italy rural population for 2022 was 16,681,796, a 1.51% decline from 2021.
  • Italy rural population for 2021 was 16,937,284, a 1.61% decline from 2020.
  • Italy rural population for 2020 was 17,214,086, a 1.52% decline from 2019.
  • Italy rural population for 2019 was 17,479,118, a 2.14% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Macao 0
Hong Kong 0
Italy Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 16,681,796 28.34 -1.52%
2021 16,937,284 28.65 -1.62%
2020 17,214,086 28.96 -1.53%
2019 17,479,118 29.26 -2.17%
2018 17,861,881 29.56 -1.18%
2017 18,073,840 29.86 -1.11%
2016 18,276,159 30.15 -1.13%
2015 18,483,353 30.44 -1.05%
2014 18,679,287 30.73 -0.03%
2013 18,685,173 31.02 0.21%
2012 18,645,458 31.32 -0.49%
2011 18,737,779 31.56 -0.20%
2010 18,774,936 31.67 -0.06%
2009 18,787,007 31.79 0.09%
2008 18,770,433 31.91 0.29%
2007 18,715,453 32.03 0.14%
2006 18,689,801 32.14 -0.07%
2005 18,702,115 32.26 0.13%
2004 18,678,509 32.38 0.28%
2003 18,626,218 32.50 0.08%
2002 18,611,507 32.62 -0.16%
2001 18,640,786 32.72 -0.13%
2000 18,664,484 32.78 -0.14%
1999 18,690,180 32.84 -0.17%
1998 18,721,181 32.90 -0.15%
1997 18,749,929 32.96 -0.13%
1996 18,774,128 33.02 -0.15%
1995 18,802,959 33.08 -0.18%
1994 18,836,766 33.14 -0.16%
1993 18,867,028 33.20 -0.12%
1992 18,889,575 33.26 -0.04%
1991 18,897,182 33.29 0.13%
1990 18,872,760 33.27 0.14%
1989 18,845,634 33.25 0.14%
1988 18,820,178 33.23 0.11%
1987 18,799,765 33.21 0.07%
1986 18,786,528 33.19 0.07%
1985 18,774,185 33.17 0.09%
1984 18,757,445 33.15 0.08%
1983 18,741,940 33.13 0.10%
1982 18,723,830 33.11 -0.07%
1981 18,737,650 33.16 -0.47%
1980 18,826,343 33.36 -0.39%
1979 18,899,110 33.56 -0.30%
1978 18,956,292 33.76 -0.23%
1977 19,000,219 33.96 -0.16%
1976 19,031,129 34.16 -0.09%
1975 19,047,865 34.36 0.01%
1974 19,045,214 34.56 0.07%
1973 19,031,041 34.76 0.10%
1972 19,012,262 34.96 -0.26%
1971 19,060,905 35.25 -0.88%
1970 19,229,471 35.73 -0.81%
1969 19,385,021 36.21 -0.76%
1968 19,532,729 36.69 -0.69%
1967 19,667,348 37.18 -0.58%
1966 19,781,807 37.67 -0.52%
1965 19,884,509 38.16 -0.44%
1964 19,972,523 38.65 -0.46%
1963 20,063,620 39.15 -0.53%
1962 20,171,158 39.65 -0.57%
1961 20,287,312 40.14 -0.56%
1960 20,400,656 40.64 %