Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2020 was 2,989,009, a 0.02% increase from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2019 was 2,988,531, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2018 was 2,988,277, a 3.98% decline from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2017 was 3,112,035, a 2.4% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Puerto Rico Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 2,989,009 93.58 0.02%
2019 2,988,531 93.58 0.01%
2018 2,988,277 93.58 -4.06%
2017 3,112,035 93.59 -2.43%
2016 3,188,713 93.60 -1.96%
2015 3,251,779 93.62 -1.79%
2014 3,310,445 93.65 -1.67%
2013 3,366,210 93.69 -1.19%
2012 3,406,460 93.73 -1.26%
2011 3,449,657 93.77 -1.21%
2010 3,491,721 93.83 -0.57%
2009 3,511,647 93.88 -0.61%
2008 3,533,033 93.94 -0.65%
2007 3,555,977 94.00 -0.65%
2006 3,579,032 94.06 -0.48%
2005 3,596,360 94.11 -0.20%
2004 3,603,694 94.17 -0.04%
2003 3,605,100 94.22 0.01%
2002 3,604,909 94.28 0.07%
2001 3,602,364 94.33 0.16%
2000 3,596,716 94.39 0.37%
1999 3,583,400 94.30 0.65%
1998 3,560,323 94.16 0.72%
1997 3,534,616 94.02 1.08%
1996 3,496,557 93.88 1.28%
1995 3,452,136 93.73 1.09%
1994 3,414,883 93.58 1.09%
1993 3,377,742 93.42 1.01%
1992 3,343,786 93.27 0.82%
1991 3,316,538 93.11 0.88%
1990 3,287,359 92.94 2.00%
1989 3,222,218 91.92 2.56%
1988 3,140,855 90.41 2.88%
1987 3,051,544 88.66 3.25%
1986 2,953,935 86.64 3.67%
1985 2,847,385 84.32 4.15%
1984 2,731,668 81.68 4.70%
1983 2,606,230 78.71 5.31%
1982 2,471,396 75.41 6.01%
1981 2,327,244 71.77 6.78%
1980 2,174,790 67.84 3.66%
1979 2,096,577 66.18 2.50%
1978 2,044,764 65.34 2.62%
1977 1,991,958 64.49 2.80%
1976 1,937,017 63.64 3.02%
1975 1,879,334 62.77 3.25%
1974 1,819,309 61.90 3.52%
1973 1,756,462 61.01 3.62%
1972 1,693,932 60.13 3.48%
1971 1,636,045 59.23 3.15%
1970 1,585,355 58.33 3.42%
1969 1,532,032 57.08 3.26%
1968 1,482,823 55.70 3.14%
1967 1,436,971 54.31 3.38%
1966 1,389,174 52.92 3.86%
1965 1,336,533 51.52 4.30%
1964 1,280,251 50.13 4.80%
1963 1,220,307 48.72 5.10%
1962 1,159,664 47.33 5.08%
1961 1,102,264 45.93 4.82%
1960 1,050,418 44.55 %