Sierra Leone 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.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2021 was 3,531,063, a 3.13% increase from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2020 was 3,423,961, a 3.15% increase from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2019 was 3,319,363, a 3.17% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone urban population for 2018 was 3,217,270, a 3.19% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Sierra Leone 3,531,063
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Sierra Leone Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 3,531,063 43.37 3.08%
2020 3,423,961 42.92 3.10%
2019 3,319,363 42.48 3.12%
2018 3,217,270 42.06 3.14%
2017 3,117,881 41.64 3.14%
2016 3,021,537 41.23 3.14%
2015 2,928,219 40.83 3.16%
2014 2,837,175 40.43 3.19%
2013 2,748,061 40.04 3.22%
2012 2,661,003 39.64 3.25%
2011 2,575,940 39.25 3.28%
2010 2,492,860 38.86 3.26%
2009 2,412,870 38.47 3.26%
2008 2,335,490 38.08 3.40%
2007 2,257,436 37.69 3.74%
2006 2,174,481 37.30 4.24%
2005 2,084,310 36.92 4.70%
2004 1,988,625 36.60 5.05%
2003 1,890,694 36.35 5.30%
2002 1,793,090 36.11 5.03%
2001 1,705,142 35.87 4.30%
2000 1,633,299 35.63 3.38%
1999 1,578,966 35.38 2.51%
1998 1,539,829 35.14 1.74%
1997 1,513,235 34.91 1.21%
1996 1,495,070 34.67 0.89%
1995 1,481,808 34.43 0.56%
1994 1,473,600 34.19 0.25%
1993 1,469,900 33.96 0.26%
1992 1,466,054 33.72 0.68%
1991 1,456,150 33.49 1.37%
1990 1,436,408 33.25 2.23%
1989 1,404,772 33.02 3.03%
1988 1,362,836 32.79 3.60%
1987 1,314,621 32.56 3.76%
1986 1,266,068 32.33 3.90%
1985 1,217,583 32.00 3.99%
1984 1,169,906 31.56 3.80%
1983 1,126,318 31.12 3.63%
1982 1,086,122 30.68 3.59%
1981 1,047,825 30.25 3.64%
1980 1,010,415 29.82 3.67%
1979 973,972 29.39 3.66%
1978 938,936 28.97 3.65%
1977 905,305 28.55 3.63%
1976 873,070 28.14 3.60%
1975 842,174 27.73 4.26%
1974 807,083 27.14 5.12%
1973 766,822 26.32 5.11%
1972 728,619 25.52 5.11%
1971 692,321 24.74 5.10%
1970 657,923 23.97 5.08%
1969 625,341 23.22 5.06%
1968 594,479 22.48 5.05%
1967 565,193 21.77 5.03%
1966 537,465 21.06 5.02%
1965 511,151 20.38 5.00%
1964 486,230 19.71 4.99%
1963 462,560 19.06 4.74%
1962 441,132 18.47 4.64%
1961 421,145 17.90 4.61%
1960 402,157 17.35 %