Uganda 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.
  • Uganda urban population for 2021 was 12,041,476, a 5.5% increase from 2020.
  • Uganda urban population for 2020 was 11,414,209, a 5.84% increase from 2019.
  • Uganda urban population for 2019 was 10,784,514, a 6.16% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda urban population for 2018 was 10,158,400, a 6.38% 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
Uganda Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 12,041,476 25.55 5.35%
2020 11,414,209 24.95 5.67%
2019 10,784,514 24.36 5.98%
2018 10,158,400 23.77 6.19%
2017 9,549,002 23.20 6.25%
2016 8,970,229 22.62 6.18%
2015 8,432,534 22.06 6.05%
2014 7,937,455 21.50 5.92%
2013 7,480,857 20.96 5.81%
2012 7,058,269 20.42 5.79%
2011 6,661,208 19.90 5.80%
2010 6,285,551 19.38 5.83%
2009 5,929,787 18.88 5.82%
2008 5,594,570 18.38 5.83%
2007 5,277,759 17.90 5.84%
2006 4,978,580 17.43 5.86%
2005 4,695,306 16.96 5.88%
2004 4,427,392 16.51 5.92%
2003 4,172,736 16.06 5.93%
2002 3,932,636 15.63 5.90%
2001 3,707,368 15.20 5.84%
2000 3,496,913 14.79 5.79%
1999 3,300,326 14.38 5.72%
1998 3,116,698 13.98 5.71%
1997 2,943,834 13.59 5.74%
1996 2,779,697 13.22 5.83%
1995 2,622,274 12.85 5.93%
1994 2,471,224 12.49 6.03%
1993 2,326,622 12.13 6.12%
1992 2,188,421 11.79 6.22%
1991 2,056,398 11.45 6.75%
1990 1,922,173 11.08 7.25%
1989 1,787,778 10.67 7.34%
1988 1,661,214 10.27 7.39%
1987 1,542,852 9.88 7.36%
1986 1,433,338 9.51 7.30%
1985 1,332,472 9.15 7.19%
1984 1,239,997 8.81 7.08%
1983 1,155,200 8.47 6.99%
1982 1,077,196 8.15 6.97%
1981 1,004,717 7.83 6.93%
1980 937,405 7.53 5.42%
1979 887,953 7.36 4.11%
1978 852,204 7.28 4.07%
1977 818,199 7.20 4.01%
1976 786,039 7.12 3.91%
1975 755,913 7.04 3.78%
1974 727,844 6.96 3.68%
1973 701,541 6.89 3.65%
1972 676,407 6.81 3.74%
1971 651,593 6.74 3.88%
1970 626,790 6.66 4.54%
1969 598,970 6.56 7.54%
1968 555,490 6.28 7.72%
1967 514,224 6.01 7.78%
1966 475,726 5.76 7.82%
1965 439,952 5.51 7.78%
1964 407,029 5.27 7.81%
1963 376,440 5.05 7.79%
1962 348,234 4.83 7.69%
1961 322,443 4.62 7.58%
1960 298,902 4.42 %