Philippines 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.
  • Philippines urban population for 2021 was 52,951,609, a 1.93% increase from 2020.
  • Philippines urban population for 2020 was 51,950,201, a 1.91% increase from 2019.
  • Philippines urban population for 2019 was 50,975,906, a 1.9% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines urban population for 2018 was 50,026,969, a 1.89% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
Philippines Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 52,951,609 47.68 1.91%
2020 51,950,201 47.41 1.89%
2019 50,975,906 47.15 1.88%
2018 50,026,969 46.91 1.88%
2017 49,096,823 46.68 1.89%
2016 48,177,757 46.48 1.92%
2015 47,262,076 46.28 1.99%
2014 46,329,520 46.09 2.06%
2013 45,385,011 45.90 2.11%
2012 44,437,842 45.71 2.12%
2011 43,505,398 45.52 2.11%
2010 42,597,023 45.33 1.58%
2009 41,929,229 45.37 1.46%
2008 41,319,489 45.46 1.47%
2007 40,715,257 45.54 1.52%
2006 40,099,208 45.63 1.61%
2005 39,459,729 45.71 1.70%
2004 38,793,194 45.80 1.79%
2003 38,104,244 45.88 1.87%
2002 37,399,542 45.97 1.92%
2001 36,689,356 46.05 1.95%
2000 35,981,497 46.14 1.98%
1999 35,277,843 46.22 2.01%
1998 34,576,874 46.31 2.04%
1997 33,879,025 46.39 2.07%
1996 33,183,960 46.48 2.11%
1995 32,491,471 46.56 2.14%
1994 31,802,956 46.65 2.17%
1993 31,119,331 46.73 2.21%
1992 30,439,171 46.82 2.25%
1991 29,760,929 46.90 2.31%
1990 29,082,064 46.99 4.29%
1989 27,860,539 46.17 4.76%
1988 26,565,344 45.18 4.85%
1987 25,307,752 44.20 4.92%
1986 24,093,000 43.21 4.98%
1985 22,923,399 42.24 5.03%
1984 21,799,609 41.27 5.09%
1983 20,717,791 40.30 5.14%
1982 19,680,771 39.34 5.18%
1981 18,687,447 38.39 5.21%
1980 17,738,315 37.46 3.97%
1979 17,048,160 37.00 3.71%
1978 16,426,579 36.64 3.72%
1977 15,826,570 36.28 3.74%
1976 15,245,567 35.92 3.77%
1975 14,681,209 35.56 4.22%
1974 14,074,173 35.06 4.35%
1973 13,475,729 34.53 4.38%
1972 12,898,507 34.01 4.41%
1971 12,342,063 33.49 4.43%
1970 11,807,666 32.98 3.82%
1969 11,365,383 32.67 3.72%
1968 10,950,660 32.40 3.75%
1967 10,547,983 32.14 3.80%
1966 10,154,794 31.87 3.88%
1965 9,768,795 31.60 3.96%
1964 9,389,053 31.34 4.05%
1963 9,016,255 31.08 4.12%
1962 8,652,315 30.82 4.17%
1961 8,299,059 30.56 4.18%
1960 7,958,943 30.30 %