Uganda 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.
  • Uganda urban population for 2022 was 12,360,019, a 5.49% increase from 2021.
  • Uganda urban population for 2021 was 11,717,016, a 5.74% increase from 2020.
  • Uganda urban population for 2020 was 11,080,727, a 5.91% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda urban population for 2019 was 10,462,825, a 6.01% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
Democratic Republic of Congo 46,373,413
Ethiopia 27,959,125
Tanzania 24,025,884
North Korea 16,401,834
Yemen 13,205,029
Mozambique 12,590,070
Syrian Arab Republic 12,560,283
Uganda 12,360,019
Madagascar 11,809,744
Afghanistan 10,946,834
Mali 10,265,849
Senegal 8,499,952
Somalia 8,327,846
Burkina Faso 7,227,715
Haiti 6,814,295
Benin 6,614,208
Nepal 6,552,761
Zimbabwe 5,287,038
Guinea 5,220,537
Niger 4,427,576
Chad 4,264,761
Togo 3,886,437
Sierra Leone 3,771,972
Malawi 3,668,876
Liberia 2,813,868
Tajikistan 2,783,595
Rwanda 2,441,369
Central African Republic 2,405,727
South Sudan 2,274,958
Burundi 1,858,290
Gambia 1,727,830
Eritrea 1,570,319
Guinea-Bissau 948,368
Comoros 249,894
Uganda Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 12,360,019 26.16 5.34%
2021 11,717,016 25.55 5.58%
2020 11,080,727 24.95 5.74%
2019 10,462,825 24.36 5.83%
2018 9,869,870 23.77 5.86%
2017 9,307,879 23.20 5.99%
2016 8,766,415 22.62 5.86%
2015 8,267,505 22.06 5.64%
2014 7,813,809 21.50 5.54%
2013 7,392,635 20.96 5.46%
2012 6,999,978 20.42 5.50%
2011 6,625,186 19.90 5.53%
2010 6,268,797 19.38 5.56%
2009 5,930,056 18.88 5.57%
2008 5,608,933 18.38 5.60%
2007 5,303,439 17.90 5.62%
2006 5,013,735 17.43 5.62%
2005 4,739,741 16.96 5.61%
2004 4,481,004 16.51 5.70%
2003 4,232,834 16.06 5.87%
2002 3,991,676 15.63 5.87%
2001 3,764,273 15.20 5.81%
2000 3,551,700 14.79 5.93%
1999 3,347,323 14.38 6.04%
1998 3,151,215 13.98 5.79%
1997 2,973,951 13.59 5.73%
1996 2,808,343 13.22 5.55%
1995 2,656,660 12.85 5.57%
1994 2,512,609 12.49 6.21%
1993 2,361,441 12.13 6.32%
1992 2,216,752 11.79 6.30%
1991 2,081,413 11.45 6.63%
1990 1,947,895 11.08 7.01%
1989 1,816,094 10.67 7.02%
1988 1,692,959 10.27 7.00%
1987 1,578,572 9.88 6.93%
1986 1,472,950 9.51 6.78%
1985 1,376,362 9.15 6.70%
1984 1,287,110 8.81 6.58%
1983 1,205,191 8.47 6.37%
1982 1,130,808 8.15 6.22%
1981 1,062,569 7.83 5.99%
1980 1,000,819 7.53 4.46%
1979 957,127 7.36 3.50%
1978 924,197 7.28 3.75%
1977 890,215 7.20 3.76%
1976 857,379 7.12 3.75%
1975 825,860 7.04 3.71%
1974 795,779 6.96 3.60%
1973 767,632 6.89 3.46%
1972 741,525 6.81 3.61%
1971 715,223 6.74 3.95%
1970 687,539 6.66 4.60%
1969 656,628 6.56 7.49%
1968 609,223 6.28 7.55%
1967 564,921 6.01 7.49%
1966 524,160 5.76 7.48%
1965 486,393 5.51 7.42%
1964 451,620 5.27 7.43%
1963 419,291 5.05 7.40%
1962 389,402 4.83 7.32%
1961 361,901 4.62 7.28%
1960 336,476 4.42 %