Puerto Rico 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.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2022 was 3,015,917, a 1.23% decline from 2021.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2021 was 3,053,620, a 0.56% decline from 2020.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2020 was 3,070,914, a 2.76% increase from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2019 was 2,988,531, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 276,908,634
Japan 115,058,684
Germany 65,286,292
United Kingdom 56,522,531
France 55,373,677
Argentina 42,696,478
Italy 42,175,051
South Korea 42,039,227
Spain 38,712,927
Canada 31,825,973
Saudi Arabia 30,848,829
Poland 22,587,292
Australia 22,468,661
Chile 17,234,034
Netherlands 16,443,692
Belgium 11,453,911
Sweden 9,280,104
Israel 8,859,423
Greece 8,490,947
UAE 8,265,048
Czech Republic 7,828,977
Hong Kong 7,346,100
Hungary 7,025,577
Portugal 6,993,479
Switzerland 6,497,677
Singapore 5,637,022
Austria 5,358,240
Denmark 5,216,337
Finland 4,761,190
Norway 4,565,651
New Zealand 4,452,023
Kuwait 4,268,873
Oman 4,015,701
Uruguay 3,275,203
Ireland 3,264,982
Panama 3,048,137
Puerto Rico 3,015,917
Slovak Republic 2,928,203
Qatar 2,676,741
Croatia 2,243,760
Lithuania 1,939,613
Bahrain 1,321,226
Latvia 1,290,868
Slovenia 1,175,639
Estonia 936,080
Cyprus 837,383
Trinidad and Tobago 816,659
Macao 695,168
Luxembourg 597,938
Malta 496,592
Iceland 358,955
Brunei 354,056
Bahamas 342,304
New Caledonia 200,181
French Polynesia 190,414
Guam 163,342
Curacao 133,534
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,340
Barbados 88,219
Andorra 70,094
Cayman Islands 68,706
Bermuda 63,532
Seychelles 58,431
Channel Islands 54,099
Greenland 49,707
Aruba 46,891
Northern Mariana Islands 45,578
Isle of Man 45,024
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,389
Turks and Caicos Islands 42,982
Monaco 36,469
San Marino 32,897
Gibraltar 32,649
Antigua and Barbuda 22,828
Faroe Islands 22,711
British Virgin Islands 15,443
Palau 14,797
St. Kitts and Nevis 14,769
Liechtenstein 5,717
Puerto Rico Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 3,015,917 93.61 -1.24%
2021 3,053,620 93.59 -0.56%
2020 3,070,914 93.58 2.72%
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 %