Somalia 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.
  • Somalia rural population for 2021 was 8,714,542, a 1.81% increase from 2020.
  • Somalia rural population for 2020 was 8,559,929, a 1.81% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia rural population for 2019 was 8,408,045, a 1.81% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia rural population for 2018 was 8,258,876, a 1.8% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Somalia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 8,714,542 53.27 1.79%
2020 8,559,929 53.86 1.79%
2019 8,408,045 54.45 1.79%
2018 8,258,876 55.03 1.78%
2017 8,112,889 55.61 1.78%
2016 7,970,057 56.18 1.77%
2015 7,830,603 56.76 1.75%
2014 7,694,525 57.32 1.74%
2013 7,561,668 57.88 1.74%
2012 7,431,185 58.44 1.75%
2011 7,302,020 59.00 -0.10%
2010 7,309,434 60.69 0.04%
2009 7,306,566 62.36 0.19%
2008 7,292,947 63.99 0.34%
2007 7,268,117 65.60 7.09%
2006 6,770,496 62.90 1.74%
2005 6,653,498 63.69 1.86%
2004 6,530,872 64.47 1.96%
2003 6,403,967 65.24 2.08%
2002 6,271,831 66.01 2.80%
2001 6,098,420 66.38 2.93%
2000 5,922,493 66.75 3.11%
1999 5,741,344 67.12 3.25%
1998 5,557,762 67.49 3.16%
1997 5,384,897 67.85 2.71%
1996 5,240,742 68.22 1.99%
1995 5,137,397 68.58 1.08%
1994 5,082,149 68.93 0.26%
1993 5,069,089 69.29 -0.23%
1992 5,080,576 69.64 -0.21%
1991 5,091,309 69.99 0.18%
1990 5,082,272 70.34 0.79%
1989 5,042,361 70.69 1.33%
1988 4,975,882 71.03 1.58%
1987 4,897,806 71.37 1.43%
1986 4,828,027 71.67 0.95%
1985 4,782,558 71.93 0.15%
1984 4,775,558 72.20 -0.42%
1983 4,795,767 72.46 -0.20%
1982 4,805,367 72.72 1.12%
1981 4,751,747 72.98 3.24%
1980 4,600,117 73.24 6.03%
1979 4,330,768 73.49 8.85%
1978 3,963,968 73.75 10.93%
1977 3,553,627 74.00 11.20%
1976 3,177,224 74.25 9.44%
1975 2,890,890 74.50 5.96%
1974 2,723,650 74.97 2.57%
1973 2,654,597 75.57 0.16%
1972 2,650,384 76.17 -0.55%
1971 2,664,999 76.75 0.06%
1970 2,663,410 77.32 0.97%
1969 2,637,759 77.89 1.50%
1968 2,598,410 78.44 1.91%
1967 2,549,344 78.98 1.97%
1966 2,499,614 79.51 1.77%
1965 2,455,877 80.04 1.58%
1964 2,417,344 80.55 1.52%
1963 2,380,896 81.08 1.47%
1962 2,346,164 81.63 1.46%
1961 2,312,226 82.17 1.45%
1960 2,278,854 82.69 %