Japan Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Japan rural population for 2021 was 10,221,684, a 1.49% decline from 2020.
  • Japan rural population for 2020 was 10,376,129, a 1.3% decline from 2019.
  • Japan rural population for 2019 was 10,513,072, a 1.12% decline from 2018.
  • Japan rural population for 2018 was 10,631,834, a 1.08% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,843,442
Germany 18,667,512
Italy 16,924,836
Poland 15,084,074
France 12,661,527
United Kingdom 10,669,915
Japan 10,221,684
South Korea 9,617,303
Spain 8,965,568
Canada 7,017,013
Saudi Arabia 5,474,978
Austria 3,672,522
Argentina 3,559,798
Australia 3,510,320
Portugal 3,414,362
Czech Republic 2,759,991
Hungary 2,694,979
Slovak Republic 2,515,539
Chile 2,340,642
Switzerland 2,261,756
Greece 2,128,861
Ireland 1,814,588
Croatia 1,642,337
Panama 1,368,149
Netherlands 1,302,381
UAE 1,268,967
Sweden 1,225,108
Slovenia 939,156
Norway 901,946
Lithuania 887,542
Finland 798,226
Denmark 688,752
Israel 686,007
New Zealand 676,747
Oman 676,741
Trinidad and Tobago 655,867
Latvia 594,684
Estonia 406,552
Cyprus 402,894
Belgium 218,200
Puerto Rico 209,130
Barbados 197,811
Bahrain 181,438
Uruguay 153,242
Channel Islands 120,897
French Polynesia 107,176
Brunei 94,691
New Caledonia 76,538
Antigua and Barbuda 74,658
Bahamas 66,027
Aruba 60,173
Luxembourg 53,222
Seychelles 41,693
Isle of Man 40,078
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,997
Liechtenstein 32,718
Faroe Islands 28,165
Malta 26,826
Iceland 22,546
Qatar 21,158
Curacao 16,703
British Virgin Islands 15,540
Andorra 9,392
Guam 8,484
Greenland 7,078
Northern Mariana Islands 4,697
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,192
Palau 3,365
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,419
San Marino 809
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Japan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 10,221,684 8.13 -1.50%
2020 10,376,129 8.22 -1.31%
2019 10,513,072 8.30 -1.12%
2018 10,631,834 8.38 -1.09%
2017 10,748,180 8.47 -1.00%
2016 10,856,103 8.54 -0.94%
2015 10,958,283 8.62 -1.00%
2014 11,067,921 8.70 -1.03%
2013 11,182,024 8.77 -1.03%
2012 11,297,719 8.85 -1.05%
2011 11,416,765 8.93 -3.02%
2010 11,767,072 9.19 -8.56%
2009 12,818,785 10.01 -8.49%
2008 13,955,025 10.90 -8.37%
2007 15,173,239 11.85 -8.20%
2006 16,470,152 12.88 -8.42%
2005 17,916,330 14.02 -9.10%
2004 19,624,090 15.36 -8.95%
2003 21,461,733 16.80 -8.60%
2002 23,389,981 18.35 -8.41%
2001 25,442,515 20.01 -6.25%
2000 27,082,249 21.35 -0.42%
1999 27,196,540 21.48 -0.40%
1998 27,304,928 21.60 -0.31%
1997 27,389,665 21.73 -0.34%
1996 27,484,192 21.86 -0.36%
1995 27,583,764 21.98 -0.38%
1994 27,688,122 22.12 -0.33%
1993 27,779,446 22.25 -0.29%
1992 27,858,757 22.39 -0.24%
1991 27,925,370 22.53 -0.20%
1990 27,981,350 22.66 -0.22%
1989 28,043,733 22.79 -0.15%
1988 28,085,071 22.91 -0.13%
1987 28,122,256 23.04 -0.07%
1986 28,141,305 23.17 0.00%
1985 28,140,521 23.29 0.16%
1984 28,095,820 23.40 0.18%
1983 28,045,496 23.51 0.23%
1982 27,981,422 23.62 0.23%
1981 27,917,425 23.73 0.32%
1980 27,829,268 23.83 0.55%
1979 27,676,850 23.88 0.60%
1978 27,510,172 23.94 0.67%
1977 27,327,003 24.00 0.73%
1976 27,129,154 24.06 0.13%
1975 27,094,387 24.28 -1.73%
1974 27,568,041 25.03 -1.64%
1973 28,024,665 25.78 -1.53%
1972 28,456,270 26.55 -1.52%
1971 28,891,218 27.33 -0.65%
1970 29,080,026 28.12 -1.57%
1969 29,539,247 28.90 -1.49%
1968 29,984,105 29.68 -1.53%
1967 30,447,114 30.48 -1.59%
1966 30,936,409 31.30 -1.73%
1965 31,475,896 32.13 -1.67%
1964 32,005,123 33.03 -1.67%
1963 32,544,624 33.94 -1.66%
1962 33,089,846 34.86 -1.71%
1961 33,659,463 35.79 -1.70%
1960 34,236,372 36.73 %