Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2021 was 26,137,874, a 4.8% increase from 2020.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2020 was 24,941,349, a 4.85% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2019 was 23,788,710, a 4.9% increase from 2018.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2018 was 22,678,264, a 4.94% 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
Ethiopia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 26,137,874 22.17 4.69%
2020 24,941,349 21.70 4.73%
2019 23,788,710 21.23 4.78%
2018 22,678,264 20.76 4.83%
2017 21,609,825 20.31 4.87%
2016 20,581,864 19.87 4.94%
2015 19,590,312 19.43 4.99%
2014 18,635,948 19.00 5.05%
2013 17,717,911 18.58 5.09%
2012 16,839,220 18.16 5.20%
2011 15,986,316 17.74 5.19%
2010 15,178,365 17.32 5.17%
2009 14,413,056 16.91 5.15%
2008 13,689,471 16.51 5.16%
2007 13,001,477 16.12 4.10%
2006 12,478,999 15.90 4.03%
2005 11,986,371 15.70 4.05%
2004 11,510,093 15.50 4.09%
2003 11,049,316 15.31 4.11%
2002 10,604,081 15.12 4.14%
2001 10,174,157 14.93 4.14%
2000 9,761,537 14.74 4.16%
1999 9,363,838 14.55 4.17%
1998 8,981,735 14.37 4.22%
1997 8,610,539 14.19 4.31%
1996 8,247,227 14.01 4.45%
1995 7,888,014 13.83 4.78%
1994 7,519,514 13.63 5.38%
1993 7,125,616 13.37 5.49%
1992 6,744,718 13.12 5.51%
1991 6,383,316 12.87 5.46%
1990 6,043,927 12.62 5.36%
1989 5,728,512 12.38 5.26%
1988 5,434,867 12.14 5.19%
1987 5,160,079 11.91 5.15%
1986 4,901,174 11.68 5.13%
1985 4,655,890 11.45 5.14%
1984 4,422,527 11.23 5.08%
1983 4,203,323 11.02 4.95%
1982 4,000,296 10.81 4.67%
1981 3,817,959 10.61 4.27%
1980 3,658,251 10.41 3.78%
1979 3,522,585 10.21 3.36%
1978 3,406,129 10.02 3.15%
1977 3,300,643 9.83 3.26%
1976 3,194,879 9.64 3.64%
1975 3,080,824 9.46 4.12%
1974 2,956,415 9.28 4.55%
1973 2,824,958 9.10 4.86%
1972 2,690,971 8.93 4.95%
1971 2,561,012 8.76 4.83%
1970 2,440,287 8.59 4.67%
1969 2,328,912 8.42 4.54%
1968 2,225,606 8.26 4.45%
1967 2,128,691 8.10 5.72%
1966 2,010,258 7.84 5.76%
1965 1,897,784 7.59 5.78%
1964 1,791,228 7.34 5.78%
1963 1,690,640 7.10 5.75%
1962 1,596,238 6.87 5.71%
1961 1,507,634 6.65 5.64%
1960 1,424,992 6.43 %