Lesotho Urban Population 1960-2024

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.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2022 was 690,433, a 2.66% increase from 2021.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2021 was 672,573, a 2.79% increase from 2020.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2020 was 654,320, a 2.85% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho urban population for 2019 was 636,217, a 2.81% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Lesotho Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 690,433 29.94 2.62%
2021 672,573 29.48 2.75%
2020 654,320 29.03 2.81%
2019 636,217 28.59 2.77%
2018 618,808 28.15 2.77%
2017 601,912 27.73 2.74%
2016 585,642 27.32 2.70%
2015 570,052 26.91 2.63%
2014 555,281 26.50 2.55%
2013 541,319 26.10 2.46%
2012 528,145 25.70 2.38%
2011 515,736 25.31 2.78%
2010 501,601 24.80 2.73%
2009 488,087 24.29 2.77%
2008 474,734 23.80 2.67%
2007 462,227 23.30 2.44%
2006 451,101 22.82 2.50%
2005 439,957 22.25 2.15%
2004 430,610 21.69 2.19%
2003 421,267 21.14 2.36%
2002 411,432 20.60 2.51%
2001 401,234 20.07 2.66%
2000 390,692 19.55 2.86%
1999 379,664 19.04 3.09%
1998 368,098 18.54 3.33%
1997 356,031 18.05 3.57%
1996 343,530 17.57 4.65%
1995 327,923 16.96 5.04%
1994 311,798 16.32 5.17%
1993 296,077 15.70 5.32%
1992 280,746 15.11 5.48%
1991 265,773 14.53 5.61%
1990 251,266 13.97 5.75%
1989 237,232 13.43 5.89%
1988 223,669 12.90 6.04%
1987 210,566 12.39 6.36%
1986 197,598 11.91 3.92%
1985 189,994 11.75 3.24%
1984 183,931 11.69 3.29%
1983 177,977 11.63 3.30%
1982 172,208 11.57 3.31%
1981 166,607 11.51 3.31%
1980 161,178 11.45 3.32%
1979 155,920 11.39 3.31%
1978 150,840 11.33 3.32%
1977 145,909 11.27 3.50%
1976 140,889 11.21 6.81%
1975 131,615 10.82 7.82%
1974 121,709 10.36 7.88%
1973 112,484 9.91 7.89%
1972 103,953 9.47 8.17%
1971 95,802 9.04 8.38%
1970 88,101 8.61 8.44%
1969 80,969 8.20 8.53%
1968 74,352 7.80 8.59%
1967 68,230 7.43 8.41%
1966 62,726 7.07 13.58%
1965 54,762 6.37 14.81%
1964 47,225 5.66 14.89%
1963 40,692 5.03 14.99%
1962 35,028 4.46 15.06%
1961 30,131 3.96 15.08%
1960 25,913 3.51 %