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 2021 was 115,459,909, a 0.37% decline from 2020.
  • Japan urban population for 2020 was 115,884,871, a 0.2% decline from 2019.
  • Japan urban population for 2019 was 116,119,928, a 0.05% decline from 2018.
  • Japan urban population for 2018 was 116,179,166, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
Japan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 115,459,909 91.87 -0.37%
2020 115,884,871 91.78 -0.20%
2019 116,119,928 91.70 -0.05%
2018 116,179,166 91.62 -0.04%
2017 116,223,820 91.54 0.00%
2016 116,219,897 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 %