Burkina Faso 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.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2021 was 6,715,693, a 4.97% increase from 2020.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2020 was 6,397,866, a 5.01% increase from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2019 was 6,092,351, a 5.07% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso urban population for 2018 was 5,798,635, a 5.11% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Burkina Faso 6,715,693
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Burkina Faso Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 6,715,693 31.24 4.85%
2020 6,397,866 30.61 4.89%
2019 6,092,351 29.98 4.94%
2018 5,798,635 29.36 4.98%
2017 5,516,712 28.74 5.03%
2016 5,245,964 28.13 5.09%
2015 4,985,853 27.53 5.13%
2014 4,736,621 26.93 5.17%
2013 4,497,998 26.35 5.20%
2012 4,269,915 25.77 5.24%
2011 4,051,999 25.20 5.27%
2010 3,844,032 24.63 5.29%
2009 3,645,825 24.08 5.32%
2008 3,457,080 23.53 5.34%
2007 3,277,397 23.00 5.91%
2006 3,089,299 22.34 6.65%
2005 2,890,682 21.54 6.65%
2004 2,704,757 20.76 6.66%
2003 2,530,419 20.00 6.66%
2002 2,367,405 19.26 6.68%
2001 2,214,527 18.54 6.69%
2000 2,071,323 17.84 6.72%
1999 1,936,788 17.17 6.72%
1998 1,810,936 16.51 6.73%
1997 1,693,156 15.88 5.78%
1996 1,598,127 15.41 4.57%
1995 1,526,700 15.13 4.55%
1994 1,458,744 14.86 4.54%
1993 1,393,992 14.59 4.53%
1992 1,332,276 14.33 4.52%
1991 1,273,347 14.07 4.51%
1990 1,217,244 13.82 4.50%
1989 1,163,681 13.56 4.48%
1988 1,112,727 13.32 4.47%
1987 1,064,071 13.07 4.46%
1986 1,017,666 12.83 6.55%
1985 953,160 12.33 9.20%
1984 869,406 11.54 9.26%
1983 792,525 10.80 9.27%
1982 722,340 10.09 9.24%
1981 658,561 9.43 9.19%
1980 600,751 8.81 9.14%
1979 548,277 8.22 9.06%
1978 500,783 7.67 9.02%
1977 457,588 7.15 8.96%
1976 418,352 6.67 6.86%
1975 390,630 6.35 3.87%
1974 375,812 6.22 3.81%
1973 361,760 6.10 3.78%
1972 348,345 5.98 3.77%
1971 335,447 5.86 3.72%
1970 323,189 5.75 3.73%
1969 311,347 5.63 3.73%
1968 299,959 5.52 3.68%
1967 289,111 5.41 3.65%
1966 278,745 5.30 3.56%
1965 268,990 5.20 3.48%
1964 259,788 5.10 3.43%
1963 251,039 4.99 3.37%
1962 242,709 4.89 3.34%
1961 234,744 4.80 3.36%
1960 226,977 4.70 %