Democratic Republic of Congo 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.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2021 was 42,710,962, a 4.49% increase from 2020.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2020 was 40,874,034, a 4.55% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2019 was 39,095,679, a 4.6% increase from 2018.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2018 was 37,376,674, a 4.64% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
Democratic Republic of Congo 42,710,962
Ethiopia 26,137,874
Tanzania 22,111,148
North Korea 16,216,163
Mozambique 12,102,311
Uganda 12,041,476
Yemen 11,752,922
Madagascar 11,145,504
Afghanistan 10,482,295
Syrian Arab Republic 10,257,056
Mali 9,317,712
Senegal 8,357,406
Somalia 7,644,958
Burkina Faso 6,715,693
Haiti 6,690,021
Nepal 6,234,107
Benin 6,097,519
Guinea 5,029,610
Zimbabwe 4,875,224
Niger 4,209,662
Chad 4,022,553
Togo 3,675,996
Sierra Leone 3,531,063
Malawi 3,476,657
Liberia 2,723,391
Tajikistan 2,703,181
South Sudan 2,334,776
Rwanda 2,332,419
Central African Republic 2,098,276
Burundi 1,722,868
Gambia 1,572,291
Guinea-Bissau 899,251
Comoros 263,098
Democratic Republic of Congo Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 42,710,962 46.24 4.40%
2020 40,874,034 45.64 4.45%
2019 39,095,679 45.05 4.50%
2018 37,376,674 44.46 4.54%
2017 35,717,778 43.88 4.57%
2016 34,121,209 43.31 4.60%
2015 32,586,913 42.74 4.62%
2014 31,115,108 42.18 4.64%
2013 29,704,529 41.63 4.65%
2012 28,355,104 41.08 4.66%
2011 27,065,208 40.54 4.66%
2010 25,833,935 40.01 4.64%
2009 24,661,566 39.49 4.63%
2008 23,545,867 38.98 4.60%
2007 22,487,133 38.47 4.57%
2006 21,483,250 37.97 4.52%
2005 20,534,301 37.48 4.48%
2004 19,635,482 37.00 4.43%
2003 18,783,708 36.53 4.37%
2002 17,981,231 36.06 4.24%
2001 17,234,262 35.59 4.08%
2000 16,544,510 35.12 3.88%
1999 15,915,279 34.66 3.69%
1998 15,338,241 34.20 3.65%
1997 14,788,171 33.74 3.82%
1996 14,233,457 33.29 4.17%
1995 13,652,805 32.84 4.61%
1994 13,037,938 32.39 5.02%
1993 12,400,107 31.95 5.28%
1992 11,762,424 31.51 5.30%
1991 11,155,613 31.07 5.08%
1990 10,602,701 30.63 4.79%
1989 10,107,029 30.20 4.52%
1988 9,660,137 29.78 4.30%
1987 9,253,674 29.35 4.16%
1986 8,876,846 28.93 4.10%
1985 8,520,033 28.51 4.04%
1984 8,182,625 28.10 3.42%
1983 7,907,634 27.84 3.37%
1982 7,645,261 27.58 3.41%
1981 7,389,311 27.33 3.49%
1980 7,135,883 27.07 3.61%
1979 6,882,720 26.82 3.74%
1978 6,630,163 26.57 3.82%
1977 6,381,643 26.32 3.83%
1976 6,141,743 26.07 3.78%
1975 5,913,935 25.82 3.71%
1974 5,698,654 25.58 3.65%
1973 5,494,407 25.33 3.62%
1972 5,299,138 25.09 3.64%
1971 5,109,552 24.85 3.69%
1970 4,924,315 24.61 3.77%
1969 4,742,358 24.37 3.82%
1968 4,564,674 24.13 3.85%
1967 4,392,306 23.90 3.83%
1966 4,227,233 23.67 3.78%
1965 4,070,458 23.43 3.71%
1964 3,922,365 23.20 3.64%
1963 3,782,270 22.98 3.58%
1962 3,649,210 22.75 3.55%
1961 3,522,079 22.52 3.52%
1960 3,400,361 22.30 %