Saudi Arabia 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.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2021 was 29,865,702, a 1.78% increase from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2020 was 29,343,564, a 1.86% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2019 was 28,807,839, a 1.95% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2018 was 28,257,740, a 2.09% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
Saudi Arabia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 29,865,702 84.51 1.76%
2020 29,343,564 84.29 1.84%
2019 28,807,839 84.07 1.93%
2018 28,257,740 83.84 2.07%
2017 27,679,871 83.62 2.27%
2016 27,058,156 83.40 2.53%
2015 26,382,763 83.18 2.82%
2014 25,648,414 82.96 3.10%
2013 24,865,073 82.74 3.30%
2012 24,058,628 82.52 3.36%
2011 23,264,793 82.30 3.30%
2010 22,508,638 82.08 3.19%
2009 21,801,430 81.87 3.09%
2008 21,137,730 81.65 3.03%
2007 20,507,055 81.43 3.04%
2006 19,893,610 81.20 3.10%
2005 19,286,100 80.98 3.19%
2004 18,680,569 80.75 3.24%
2003 18,084,336 80.53 3.22%
2002 17,510,546 80.30 3.09%
2001 16,978,443 80.08 2.86%
2000 16,499,663 79.85 2.59%
1999 16,078,078 79.62 2.35%
1998 15,704,578 79.38 2.22%
1997 15,360,168 79.15 2.24%
1996 15,019,606 78.91 2.40%
1995 14,663,136 78.67 2.61%
1994 14,285,431 78.43 2.82%
1993 13,888,411 78.19 3.17%
1992 13,454,744 77.85 3.81%
1991 12,952,378 77.22 4.10%
1990 12,432,320 76.58 4.41%
1989 11,895,413 75.93 4.76%
1988 11,342,799 75.27 5.14%
1987 10,774,876 74.59 5.54%
1986 10,193,889 73.90 6.73%
1985 9,530,558 72.65 7.27%
1984 8,862,081 71.36 7.83%
1983 8,194,654 70.03 8.24%
1982 7,546,374 68.67 8.41%
1981 6,937,863 67.28 8.34%
1980 6,382,803 65.86 8.12%
1979 5,885,283 64.41 7.85%
1978 5,441,027 62.93 7.63%
1977 5,041,248 61.42 7.57%
1976 4,673,720 59.90 7.66%
1975 4,329,196 58.35 7.90%
1974 4,000,202 56.70 8.55%
1973 3,672,227 54.71 8.60%
1972 3,369,544 52.71 8.59%
1971 3,092,288 50.69 8.49%
1970 2,840,512 48.67 8.36%
1969 2,612,638 46.66 8.24%
1968 2,405,878 44.65 8.20%
1967 2,216,500 42.67 8.23%
1966 2,041,349 40.70 8.35%
1965 1,877,828 38.77 8.51%
1964 1,724,616 36.87 8.68%
1963 1,581,286 35.01 7.82%
1962 1,462,319 33.52 6.83%
1961 1,365,769 32.37 6.72%
1960 1,277,042 31.25 %