Sierra Leone Rural Population 1960-2024

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.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2022 was 4,833,746, a 1.37% increase from 2021.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2021 was 4,768,441, a 1.46% increase from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2020 was 4,699,703, a 1.54% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2019 was 4,628,214, a 1.6% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Ethiopia 95,420,799
Democratic Republic of Congo 52,636,799
Tanzania 41,471,864
Uganda 34,889,566
Afghanistan 30,181,937
Nepal 23,994,819
Niger 21,780,401
Yemen 20,491,585
Mozambique 20,379,448
Madagascar 17,801,970
Malawi 16,736,441
Burkina Faso 15,446,047
Chad 13,458,554
Mali 12,327,741
Rwanda 11,335,329
Zimbabwe 11,033,499
Burundi 11,031,286
North Korea 9,667,582
Syrian Arab Republic 9,564,966
Somalia 9,269,665
Senegal 8,816,497
Guinea 8,638,804
South Sudan 8,638,206
Tajikistan 7,169,192
Benin 6,738,656
Togo 4,962,262
Sierra Leone 4,833,746
Haiti 4,770,701
Central African Republic 3,173,417
Liberia 2,488,813
Eritrea 2,113,713
Guinea-Bissau 1,157,198
Gambia 978,162
Comoros 586,880
Sierra Leone Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 4,833,746 56.17 1.36%
2021 4,768,441 56.63 1.45%
2020 4,699,703 57.08 1.53%
2019 4,628,214 57.52 1.59%
2018 4,555,219 57.95 1.64%
2017 4,480,934 58.36 1.72%
2016 4,404,323 58.77 1.74%
2015 4,328,224 59.17 1.74%
2014 4,253,565 59.57 1.83%
2013 4,176,408 59.96 1.91%
2012 4,097,455 60.36 1.98%
2011 4,017,156 60.75 2.05%
2010 3,935,655 61.14 2.15%
2009 3,851,931 61.53 2.11%
2008 3,771,643 61.92 1.90%
2007 3,700,752 62.31 1.59%
2006 3,642,554 62.70 1.59%
2005 3,585,104 63.08 2.16%
2004 3,508,352 63.40 2.97%
2003 3,405,745 63.65 3.64%
2002 3,284,070 63.89 5.29%
2001 3,115,001 64.13 5.41%
2000 2,950,947 64.37 2.03%
1999 2,891,660 64.62 0.19%
1998 2,886,076 64.86 0.65%
1997 2,867,453 65.10 0.95%
1996 2,840,267 65.33 0.17%
1995 2,835,388 65.57 -0.15%
1994 2,839,584 65.81 0.09%
1993 2,837,088 66.05 -0.49%
1992 2,851,078 66.28 -2.12%
1991 2,912,139 66.52 0.86%
1990 2,887,110 66.75 3.57%
1989 2,785,849 66.98 2.16%
1988 2,726,304 67.21 2.36%
1987 2,662,638 67.45 2.35%
1986 2,600,694 67.68 1.98%
1985 2,549,717 68.00 1.59%
1984 2,509,373 68.45 1.58%
1983 2,470,060 68.89 1.53%
1982 2,432,575 69.32 1.45%
1981 2,397,452 69.75 1.43%
1980 2,363,329 70.18 1.42%
1979 2,330,021 70.61 1.39%
1978 2,297,877 71.03 1.38%
1977 2,266,406 71.45 1.31%
1976 2,236,903 71.86 1.28%
1975 2,208,541 72.27 1.07%
1974 2,185,047 72.86 0.79%
1973 2,167,882 73.68 0.83%
1972 2,149,913 74.48 0.85%
1971 2,131,743 75.26 0.90%
1970 2,112,565 76.03 0.97%
1969 2,092,233 76.78 1.00%
1968 2,071,514 77.52 1.04%
1967 2,050,067 78.24 1.06%
1966 2,028,447 78.94 1.07%
1965 2,006,908 79.62 1.08%
1964 1,985,270 80.29 1.07%
1963 1,964,211 80.94 1.09%
1962 1,942,861 81.53 1.08%
1961 1,921,944 82.10 1.04%
1960 1,901,987 82.65 %