South Sudan Urban Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 2,274,958, a 3.18% increase from 2021.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2021 was 2,204,901, a 2.92% increase from 2020.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2020 was 2,142,352, a 3.05% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan urban population for 2019 was 2,078,981, a 1.96% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Sudan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 2,274,958 20.85 3.13%
2021 2,204,901 20.51 2.88%
2020 2,142,352 20.20 3.00%
2019 2,078,981 19.90 1.94%
2018 2,039,044 19.62 -1.12%
2017 2,061,940 19.35 -2.43%
2016 2,112,741 19.09 0.11%
2015 2,110,349 18.85 1.04%
2014 2,088,586 18.63 2.10%
2013 2,045,176 18.42 4.79%
2012 1,949,511 18.22 5.40%
2011 1,847,027 18.03 6.26%
2010 1,734,995 17.86 6.02%
2009 1,633,665 17.70 5.32%
2008 1,549,034 17.56 5.48%
2007 1,466,385 17.42 5.49%
2006 1,388,063 17.29 5.45%
2005 1,314,452 17.15 5.38%
2004 1,245,593 17.02 5.32%
2003 1,181,081 16.89 5.25%
2002 1,120,657 16.76 5.23%
2001 1,063,522 16.63 5.25%
2000 1,009,127 16.50 5.20%
1999 958,020 16.38 3.39%
1998 926,101 16.25 2.73%
1997 901,181 16.12 3.59%
1996 869,420 16.00 3.25%
1995 841,593 15.87 3.83%
1994 809,949 15.75 3.24%
1993 784,140 15.63 5.90%
1992 739,183 14.91 7.61%
1991 685,008 14.07 8.26%
1990 630,718 13.28 6.82%
1989 589,128 12.52 3.65%
1988 568,011 11.80 4.36%
1987 543,751 11.11 7.55%
1986 504,185 10.46 8.45%
1985 463,355 9.84 8.34%
1984 426,287 9.26 8.36%
1983 392,081 8.71 4.80%
1982 373,723 8.50 2.27%
1981 365,322 8.51 2.27%
1980 357,118 8.52 2.25%
1979 349,156 8.53 2.27%
1978 341,331 8.54 2.27%
1977 333,656 8.55 2.26%
1976 326,208 8.57 2.27%
1975 318,880 8.58 2.29%
1974 311,674 8.59 2.29%
1973 304,617 8.60 2.09%
1972 298,312 8.61 1.84%
1971 292,873 8.62 1.49%
1970 288,550 8.63 1.08%
1969 285,449 8.65 1.10%
1968 282,335 8.66 1.10%
1967 279,247 8.67 1.01%
1966 276,453 8.68 1.19%
1965 273,181 8.69 1.62%
1964 268,779 8.70 1.58%
1963 264,578 8.71 1.33%
1962 261,076 8.73 1.32%
1961 257,650 8.74 1.28%
1960 254,368 8.75 %