Philippines 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.
  • Philippines urban population for 2022 was 55,441,746, a 2.1% increase from 2021.
  • Philippines urban population for 2021 was 54,302,696, a 2.1% increase from 2020.
  • Philippines urban population for 2020 was 53,187,498, a 2.2% increase from 2019.
  • Philippines urban population for 2019 was 52,043,445, a 2.19% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 508,368,361
Indonesia 159,608,946
Nigeria 116,965,442
Pakistan 88,979,079
Bangladesh 67,979,820
Philippines 55,441,746
Egypt 47,689,118
Vietnam 38,063,117
Ukraine 26,569,220
Angola 24,229,338
Morocco 24,196,351
Ghana 19,621,881
Uzbekistan 17,990,170
Myanmar 17,213,307
Sudan 16,854,089
Cameroon 16,395,044
Kenya 15,669,052
Zambia 9,160,288
Tunisia 8,675,724
Bolivia 8,658,337
Honduras 6,217,985
El Salvador 4,737,530
Sri Lanka 4,220,157
Cambodia 4,211,076
Nicaragua 4,138,184
Republic of Congo 4,103,831
West Bank and Gaza 3,898,258
Lao PDR 2,830,480
Mauritania 2,695,952
Kyrgyz Republic 2,548,584
Mongolia 2,342,494
Georgia 2,238,527
Papua New Guinea 1,377,571
Moldova 1,119,250
Djibouti 878,521
Lesotho 690,433
Timor-Leste 430,207
Cabo Verde 400,642
Bhutan 341,823
Eswatini 295,322
Solomon Islands 185,298
Sao Tome and Principe 172,252
Vanuatu 84,351
Kiribati 74,878
Micronesia 26,505
Philippines Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 55,441,746 47.98 2.08%
2021 54,302,696 47.68 2.08%
2020 53,187,498 47.41 2.17%
2019 52,043,445 47.15 2.17%
2018 50,926,384 46.91 2.18%
2017 49,827,667 46.68 2.21%
2016 48,740,780 46.48 2.19%
2015 47,687,037 46.28 2.08%
2014 46,703,825 46.09 2.03%
2013 45,765,340 45.90 2.10%
2012 44,812,533 45.71 2.16%
2011 43,854,945 45.52 2.20%
2010 42,900,709 45.33 1.72%
2009 42,170,961 45.37 1.66%
2008 41,478,745 45.46 1.68%
2007 40,786,251 45.54 1.68%
2006 40,105,212 45.63 1.70%
2005 39,430,017 45.71 1.75%
2004 38,746,005 45.80 1.80%
2003 38,054,174 45.88 1.83%
2002 37,362,913 45.97 1.88%
2001 36,667,813 46.05 1.93%
2000 35,966,026 46.14 2.03%
1999 35,242,317 46.22 2.15%
1998 34,493,483 46.31 2.23%
1997 33,734,268 46.39 2.29%
1996 32,971,674 46.48 2.23%
1995 32,243,018 46.56 2.16%
1994 31,555,475 46.65 2.16%
1993 30,880,736 46.73 2.18%
1992 30,216,051 46.82 2.17%
1991 29,566,274 46.90 2.20%
1990 28,924,064 46.99 4.10%
1989 27,761,997 46.17 4.47%
1988 26,547,689 45.18 4.52%
1987 25,374,637 44.20 4.55%
1986 24,246,183 43.21 4.63%
1985 23,150,127 42.24 4.72%
1984 22,083,483 41.27 4.82%
1983 21,044,533 40.30 4.89%
1982 20,040,743 39.34 4.94%
1981 19,073,882 38.39 5.04%
1980 18,136,025 37.46 3.88%
1979 17,445,651 37.00 3.70%
1978 16,812,072 36.64 3.74%
1977 16,195,524 36.28 3.65%
1976 15,614,689 35.92 3.51%
1975 15,075,460 35.56 3.82%
1974 14,510,333 35.06 3.91%
1973 13,953,485 34.53 4.01%
1972 13,404,972 34.01 4.08%
1971 12,868,595 33.49 4.15%
1970 12,345,882 32.98 3.53%
1969 11,917,821 32.67 3.42%
1968 11,517,638 32.40 3.48%
1967 11,124,127 32.14 3.50%
1966 10,741,366 31.87 3.54%
1965 10,367,862 31.60 3.59%
1964 10,002,669 31.34 3.62%
1963 9,647,454 31.08 3.65%
1962 9,302,111 30.82 3.68%
1961 8,965,574 30.56 3.81%
1960 8,630,667 30.30 %