Rwanda Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2021 was 10,944,098, a 2.34% increase from 2020.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2020 was 10,694,380, a 2.43% increase from 2019.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2019 was 10,440,836, a 2.52% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda rural population for 2018 was 10,184,677, a 2.57% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 91,738,352
Democratic Republic of Congo 49,667,024
Tanzania 39,387,290
Uganda 35,082,057
Afghanistan 29,353,133
Nepal 23,440,813
Niger 20,921,148
Mozambique 20,060,734
Yemen 18,737,717
Madagascar 17,281,829
Malawi 16,171,024
Burkina Faso 14,781,404
Chad 12,892,432
Mali 11,538,012
Rwanda 10,944,098
Burundi 10,532,561
Zimbabwe 10,216,947
North Korea 9,670,882
South Sudan 9,046,601
Senegal 8,838,902
Somalia 8,714,542
Guinea 8,467,627
Syrian Arab Republic 8,018,648
Tajikistan 7,046,444
Benin 6,353,512
Haiti 4,851,662
Togo 4,802,246
Sierra Leone 4,610,280
Central African Republic 2,821,711
Liberia 2,456,817
Guinea-Bissau 1,116,239
Gambia 914,646
Comoros 625,358
Rwanda Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 10,944,098 82.43 2.31%
2020 10,694,380 82.57 2.40%
2019 10,440,836 82.69 2.48%
2018 10,184,677 82.79 2.54%
2017 9,929,221 82.88 2.56%
2016 9,678,594 82.94 2.54%
2015 9,435,870 83.00 2.50%
2014 9,203,070 83.03 2.46%
2013 8,979,307 83.05 2.45%
2012 8,762,238 83.06 2.45%
2011 8,549,848 83.06 2.49%
2010 8,339,277 83.07 2.58%
2009 8,126,547 83.07 2.67%
2008 7,912,505 83.08 2.66%
2007 7,704,546 83.08 2.51%
2006 7,513,480 83.08 2.27%
2005 7,345,162 83.09 1.82%
2004 7,212,814 83.09 1.43%
2003 7,110,658 83.10 1.38%
2002 7,013,253 83.22 1.22%
2001 6,928,241 84.17 2.61%
2000 6,749,506 85.07 4.60%
1999 6,446,264 85.94 6.50%
1998 6,040,647 86.76 7.23%
1997 5,619,594 87.53 5.31%
1996 5,329,181 88.63 1.26%
1995 5,262,354 90.16 -3.18%
1994 5,432,265 91.51 -6.65%
1993 5,805,689 92.69 -7.87%
1992 6,280,802 93.71 -6.39%
1991 6,694,950 94.51 -2.93%
1990 6,894,117 94.58 0.09%
1989 6,888,247 94.66 2.55%
1988 6,714,646 94.73 4.37%
1987 6,427,558 94.80 5.01%
1986 6,113,377 94.87 4.64%
1985 5,836,036 94.94 3.98%
1984 5,608,413 95.01 3.58%
1983 5,410,992 95.08 3.26%
1982 5,237,697 95.15 3.17%
1981 5,074,192 95.21 3.29%
1980 4,910,026 95.28 3.38%
1979 4,746,999 95.34 3.30%
1978 4,592,683 95.43 3.12%
1977 4,451,759 95.63 3.06%
1976 4,317,664 95.82 3.00%
1975 4,190,208 96.00 2.91%
1974 4,069,890 96.18 2.83%
1973 3,956,445 96.35 2.78%
1972 3,848,029 96.51 2.79%
1971 3,742,277 96.66 2.84%
1970 3,637,341 96.81 3.02%
1969 3,529,240 96.87 3.10%
1968 3,421,614 96.93 3.07%
1967 3,318,167 97.00 2.88%
1966 3,223,950 97.06 2.57%
1965 3,142,288 97.12 2.17%
1964 3,074,899 97.18 1.82%
1963 3,019,521 97.23 1.65%
1962 2,970,202 97.29 1.75%
1961 2,918,758 97.35 2.06%
1960 2,859,250 97.40 %