Japan 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.
  • Japan urban population for 2020 was 115,494,817, a 0.25% decline from 2019.
  • Japan urban population for 2019 was 115,782,416, a 0.12% decline from 2018.
  • Japan urban population for 2018 was 115,920,900, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Japan urban population for 2017 was 116,053,379, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
Japan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 115,494,817 91.78 -0.25%
2019 115,782,416 91.70 -0.12%
2018 115,920,900 91.62 -0.11%
2017 116,053,379 91.54 -0.08%
2016 116,145,370 91.46 -0.03%
2015 116,182,717 91.38 -0.02%
2014 116,208,079 91.30 -0.05%
2013 116,262,976 91.23 -0.06%
2012 116,331,281 91.15 -0.07%
2011 116,416,235 91.07 0.10%
2010 116,302,928 90.81 0.93%
2009 115,228,215 89.99 0.98%
2008 114,107,975 89.10 1.13%
2007 112,827,761 88.15 1.29%
2006 111,383,848 87.12 1.38%
2005 109,856,670 85.98 1.58%
2004 108,136,910 84.64 1.75%
2003 106,256,267 83.20 2.09%
2002 104,055,019 81.65 2.28%
2001 101,706,485 79.99 1.93%
2000 99,760,751 78.65 0.33%
1999 99,434,460 78.52 0.34%
1998 99,095,072 78.40 0.43%
1997 98,667,335 78.27 0.40%
1996 98,272,808 78.15 0.39%
1995 97,888,236 78.02 0.41%
1994 97,489,878 77.88 0.45%
1993 97,049,554 77.75 0.50%
1992 96,566,243 77.61 0.55%
1991 96,038,630 77.47 0.57%
1990 95,496,650 77.34 0.49%
1989 95,025,267 77.21 0.56%
1988 94,492,929 77.09 0.58%
1987 93,946,744 76.96 0.65%
1986 93,340,695 76.84 0.69%
1985 92,696,479 76.71 0.77%
1984 91,987,180 76.60 0.79%
1983 91,261,504 76.49 0.84%
1982 90,498,578 76.38 0.84%
1981 89,743,575 76.27 0.86%
1980 88,977,732 76.18 0.86%
1979 88,213,150 76.12 0.92%
1978 87,402,828 76.06 0.99%
1977 86,544,997 76.00 1.04%
1976 85,645,846 75.94 1.37%
1975 84,478,613 75.72 2.26%
1974 82,593,959 74.98 2.34%
1973 80,682,335 74.22 2.45%
1972 78,731,730 73.45 2.48%
1971 76,805,782 72.67 3.29%
1970 74,322,974 71.88 2.24%
1969 72,679,753 71.10 2.30%
1968 71,026,895 70.32 2.27%
1967 69,431,886 69.52 2.21%
1966 67,914,591 68.70 2.14%
1965 66,476,104 67.87 2.40%
1964 64,897,877 66.97 2.41%
1963 63,355,376 66.06 2.42%
1962 61,843,154 65.14 2.37%
1961 60,395,537 64.21 2.37%
1960 58,979,628 63.27 %