Malawi 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.
  • Malawi urban population for 2021 was 3,476,657, a 4.29% increase from 2020.
  • Malawi urban population for 2020 was 3,333,777, a 4.2% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi urban population for 2019 was 3,199,301, a 4.11% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi urban population for 2018 was 3,072,916, a 4.05% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Malawi Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 3,476,657 17.70 4.20%
2020 3,333,777 17.43 4.12%
2019 3,199,301 17.17 4.03%
2018 3,072,916 16.94 3.97%
2017 2,953,396 16.71 3.92%
2016 2,839,899 16.51 3.89%
2015 2,731,662 16.31 3.88%
2014 2,627,830 16.13 3.84%
2013 2,528,901 15.97 3.81%
2012 2,434,417 15.81 3.75%
2011 2,344,863 15.67 3.68%
2010 2,260,037 15.54 3.61%
2009 2,179,834 15.43 3.54%
2008 2,103,938 15.33 3.45%
2007 2,032,624 15.24 3.40%
2006 1,964,736 15.14 3.31%
2005 1,900,711 15.05 3.20%
2004 1,840,847 14.96 3.08%
2003 1,785,027 14.88 3.02%
2002 1,731,982 14.79 3.03%
2001 1,680,276 14.70 3.11%
2000 1,628,833 14.61 3.28%
1999 1,576,265 14.52 3.78%
1998 1,517,849 14.38 5.45%
1997 1,437,292 14.00 5.09%
1996 1,366,005 13.63 4.52%
1995 1,305,665 13.26 3.73%
1994 1,257,877 12.91 3.10%
1993 1,219,424 12.56 3.00%
1992 1,183,432 12.22 3.65%
1991 1,141,003 11.89 4.83%
1990 1,087,160 11.56 6.34%
1989 1,020,366 11.24 7.74%
1988 944,335 10.93 8.63%
1987 866,299 10.64 8.30%
1986 797,305 10.40 7.64%
1985 738,674 10.16 6.58%
1984 691,656 9.93 5.62%
1983 653,848 9.70 4.91%
1982 622,521 9.48 4.69%
1981 593,979 9.26 4.88%
1980 565,664 9.05 5.18%
1979 537,134 8.84 5.33%
1978 509,253 8.64 5.92%
1977 479,965 8.39 7.68%
1976 444,484 8.02 7.58%
1975 412,045 7.65 7.47%
1974 382,370 7.30 7.42%
1973 355,008 6.97 7.37%
1972 329,794 6.65 7.36%
1971 306,406 6.35 7.34%
1970 284,720 6.05 7.36%
1969 264,530 5.77 7.36%
1968 245,767 5.51 7.35%
1967 228,355 5.25 7.06%
1966 212,785 5.02 4.75%
1965 202,919 4.91 4.73%
1964 193,553 4.80 4.70%
1963 184,658 4.69 4.68%
1962 176,212 4.59 4.63%
1961 168,237 4.49 4.60%
1960 160,673 4.39 %