Tanzania 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.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2020 was 21,042,571, a 5.15% increase from 2019.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2019 was 20,011,884, a 5.21% increase from 2018.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2018 was 19,020,429, a 5.28% increase from 2017.
  • Tanzania urban population for 2017 was 18,066,884, a 5.33% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
Congo, Dem. Rep. 40,874,034
Ethiopia 24,941,349
Tanzania 21,042,571
North Korea 16,081,083
Mozambique 11,587,640
Uganda 11,414,209
Yemen 11,306,428
Madagascar 10,670,457
Afghanistan 10,131,490
Syrian Arab Republic 9,708,489
Mali 8,891,939
Senegal 8,057,514
Somalia 7,333,290
Haiti 6,509,478
Burkina Faso 6,397,866
Nepal 5,995,190
Benin 5,869,446
Guinea 4,842,717
Zimbabwe 4,792,105
Niger 4,024,595
Chad 3,863,362
Togo 3,543,299
Sierra Leone 3,423,961
Malawi 3,333,777
Liberia 2,634,493
Tajikistan 2,623,424
South Sudan 2,261,021
Rwanda 2,257,829
Central African Republic 2,038,064
Burundi 1,629,988
Gambia 1,512,397
Guinea-Bissau 869,776
Comoros 255,487
Tanzania Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 21,042,571 35.23 5.02%
2019 20,011,884 34.50 5.08%
2018 19,020,429 33.78 5.14%
2017 18,066,884 33.05 5.19%
2016 17,152,408 32.33 5.24%
2015 16,277,266 31.62 5.28%
2014 15,439,812 30.90 5.32%
2013 14,639,967 30.20 5.35%
2012 13,877,351 29.49 5.36%
2011 13,153,060 28.80 5.35%
2010 12,467,584 28.11 5.34%
2009 11,819,028 27.44 5.32%
2008 11,206,812 26.78 5.32%
2007 10,626,393 26.12 5.32%
2006 10,076,209 25.48 5.33%
2005 9,552,983 24.85 5.36%
2004 9,054,501 24.22 5.39%
2003 8,579,713 23.61 5.23%
2002 8,142,549 23.04 4.34%
2001 7,796,647 22.67 4.24%
2000 7,473,331 22.31 4.10%
1999 7,172,771 21.95 3.99%
1998 6,892,435 21.59 3.97%
1997 6,624,426 21.24 4.09%
1996 6,359,252 20.89 4.31%
1995 6,090,820 20.54 4.60%
1994 5,816,979 20.20 4.87%
1993 5,540,351 19.87 5.06%
1992 5,267,141 19.54 5.11%
1991 5,004,953 19.21 5.03%
1990 4,759,495 18.88 4.90%
1989 4,532,040 18.57 4.95%
1988 4,313,058 18.22 5.76%
1987 4,071,647 17.73 5.75%
1986 3,844,102 17.24 5.80%
1985 3,627,339 16.77 5.85%
1984 3,421,078 16.31 5.91%
1983 3,224,815 15.85 5.93%
1982 3,039,166 15.41 5.95%
1981 2,863,513 14.98 5.94%
1980 2,698,244 14.56 5.96%
1979 2,542,017 14.14 6.54%
1978 2,381,140 13.66 9.78%
1977 2,159,304 12.77 9.86%
1976 1,956,494 11.94 9.99%
1975 1,770,568 11.15 10.07%
1974 1,600,911 10.40 10.17%
1973 1,446,116 9.70 10.23%
1972 1,305,476 9.05 10.28%
1971 1,177,954 8.43 10.29%
1970 1,062,806 7.85 10.25%
1969 959,246 7.31 10.24%
1968 865,844 6.80 9.55%
1967 786,950 6.37 5.75%
1966 742,978 6.20 5.73%
1965 701,581 6.03 5.73%
1964 662,491 5.87 5.73%
1963 625,626 5.70 5.72%
1962 590,864 5.55 5.70%
1961 558,101 5.39 5.67%
1960 527,336 5.25 %