South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2020 was 2,261,021, a 2.72% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2019 was 2,201,250, a 2.24% increase from 2018.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2018 was 2,152,927, a 2% increase from 2017.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2017 was 2,110,798, a 2.06% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Sudan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 2,261,021 20.20 2.68%
2019 2,201,250 19.90 2.22%
2018 2,152,927 19.62 1.98%
2017 2,110,798 19.35 2.04%
2016 2,068,145 19.09 2.35%
2015 2,020,116 18.85 2.72%
2014 1,965,952 18.63 3.05%
2013 1,906,879 18.42 3.44%
2012 1,842,403 18.22 3.86%
2011 1,772,671 18.03 4.29%
2010 1,698,195 17.86 4.82%
2009 1,618,271 17.70 5.36%
2008 1,533,768 17.56 5.72%
2007 1,448,498 17.42 5.79%
2006 1,366,953 17.29 5.58%
2005 1,292,714 17.15 5.14%
2004 1,227,929 17.02 4.70%
2003 1,171,503 16.89 4.41%
2002 1,121,013 16.76 4.43%
2001 1,072,397 16.63 4.70%
2000 1,023,148 16.50 5.16%
1999 971,733 16.38 5.47%
1998 920,008 16.25 5.30%
1997 872,521 16.12 4.35%
1996 835,351 16.00 2.79%
1995 812,393 15.87 0.92%
1994 804,990 15.75 -0.66%
1993 810,319 15.63 2.39%
1992 791,149 14.91 3.64%
1991 762,836 14.07 4.51%
1990 729,200 13.28 5.54%
1989 689,885 12.52 6.40%
1988 647,099 11.80 7.19%
1987 602,195 11.11 7.73%
1986 557,380 10.46 8.12%
1985 513,930 9.84 8.51%
1984 471,985 9.26 9.01%
1983 431,321 8.71 5.61%
1982 407,808 8.50 3.11%
1981 395,322 8.51 3.02%
1980 383,577 8.52 2.81%
1979 372,951 8.53 2.62%
1978 363,299 8.54 2.46%
1977 354,484 8.55 2.37%
1976 346,179 8.57 2.38%
1975 338,033 8.58 2.38%
1974 330,092 8.59 2.32%
1973 322,530 8.60 2.28%
1972 315,250 8.61 2.22%
1971 308,314 8.62 2.19%
1970 301,638 8.63 2.13%
1969 295,276 8.65 2.10%
1968 289,147 8.66 2.05%
1967 283,272 8.67 2.00%
1966 277,671 8.68 1.96%
1965 272,271 8.69 1.91%
1964 267,128 8.70 1.86%
1963 262,210 8.71 1.82%
1962 257,478 8.73 1.76%
1961 252,989 8.74 1.72%
1960 248,681 8.75 %