Sierra Leone 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.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2021 was 4,610,280, a 1.26% increase from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2020 was 4,553,024, a 1.32% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2019 was 4,493,844, a 1.38% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone rural population for 2018 was 4,432,879, a 1.43% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
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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
Sierra Leone Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 4,610,280 56.63 1.25%
2020 4,553,024 57.08 1.31%
2019 4,493,844 57.52 1.37%
2018 4,432,879 57.95 1.42%
2017 4,370,546 58.36 1.46%
2016 4,307,309 58.77 1.49%
2015 4,243,690 59.17 1.51%
2014 4,179,978 59.57 1.54%
2013 4,115,914 59.96 1.58%
2012 4,051,583 60.36 1.60%
2011 3,987,298 60.75 1.63%
2010 3,922,776 61.14 1.62%
2009 3,859,865 61.53 1.61%
2008 3,798,109 61.92 1.75%
2007 3,732,205 62.31 2.10%
2006 3,654,759 62.70 2.59%
2005 3,561,319 63.08 3.31%
2004 3,445,370 63.40 4.00%
2003 3,310,380 63.65 4.25%
2002 3,172,680 63.89 3.98%
2001 3,048,927 64.13 3.26%
2000 2,951,271 64.37 2.33%
1999 2,883,408 64.62 1.46%
1998 2,841,655 64.86 0.69%
1997 2,822,060 65.10 0.16%
1996 2,817,590 65.33 -0.16%
1995 2,822,145 65.57 -0.50%
1994 2,836,180 65.81 -0.80%
1993 2,859,065 66.05 -0.79%
1992 2,881,673 66.28 -0.38%
1991 2,892,513 66.52 0.32%
1990 2,883,355 66.75 1.18%
1989 2,849,662 66.98 1.98%
1988 2,793,800 67.21 2.55%
1987 2,723,533 67.45 2.71%
1986 2,650,617 67.68 2.40%
1985 2,587,721 68.00 1.96%
1984 2,537,607 68.45 1.75%
1983 2,493,536 68.89 1.60%
1982 2,454,042 69.32 1.55%
1981 2,416,288 69.75 1.59%
1980 2,378,079 70.18 1.63%
1979 2,339,534 70.61 1.62%
1978 2,301,905 71.03 1.61%
1977 2,265,198 71.45 1.59%
1976 2,229,525 71.86 1.56%
1975 2,194,984 72.27 1.28%
1974 2,167,022 72.86 0.95%
1973 2,146,525 73.68 0.95%
1972 2,126,247 74.48 0.94%
1971 2,106,406 75.26 0.93%
1970 2,086,967 76.03 0.91%
1969 2,068,003 76.78 0.90%
1968 2,049,532 77.52 0.88%
1967 2,031,605 78.24 0.86%
1966 2,014,115 78.94 0.85%
1965 1,997,075 79.62 0.84%
1964 1,980,441 80.29 0.82%
1963 1,964,304 80.94 0.85%
1962 1,947,627 81.53 0.85%
1961 1,931,225 82.10 0.82%
1960 1,915,481 82.65 %