U.S. 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.
  • U.S. urban population for 2021 was 275,050,303, a 0.37% increase from 2020.
  • U.S. urban population for 2020 was 274,032,053, a 1.22% increase from 2019.
  • U.S. urban population for 2019 was 270,737,596, a 0.7% increase from 2018.
  • U.S. urban population for 2018 was 268,844,029, a 0.77% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
U.S. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 275,050,303 82.87 0.37%
2020 274,032,053 82.66 1.21%
2019 270,737,596 82.46 0.70%
2018 268,844,029 82.26 0.77%
2017 266,788,716 82.06 0.87%
2016 264,473,000 81.86 0.96%
2015 261,950,744 81.67 0.97%
2014 259,430,732 81.48 0.96%
2013 256,953,576 81.30 0.91%
2012 254,614,421 81.12 0.95%
2011 252,208,133 80.94 0.94%
2010 249,849,720 80.77 1.04%
2009 247,276,259 80.61 1.09%
2008 244,607,104 80.44 1.16%
2007 241,795,278 80.27 1.16%
2006 238,999,326 80.10 1.18%
2005 236,200,507 79.93 1.14%
2004 233,532,722 79.76 1.14%
2003 230,876,596 79.58 1.08%
2002 228,400,290 79.41 1.15%
2001 225,792,302 79.23 1.21%
2000 223,069,137 79.06 1.51%
1999 219,721,677 78.74 1.61%
1998 216,206,090 78.38 1.64%
1997 212,694,273 78.01 1.68%
1996 209,146,726 77.64 1.65%
1995 205,718,394 77.26 1.69%
1994 202,278,113 76.88 1.73%
1993 198,806,845 76.49 1.83%
1992 195,199,459 76.10 1.91%
1991 191,509,147 75.70 1.87%
1990 187,966,119 75.30 1.41%
1989 185,333,919 75.09 1.14%
1988 183,232,441 74.94 1.11%
1987 181,215,212 74.79 1.09%
1986 179,244,877 74.64 1.13%
1985 177,239,105 74.49 1.09%
1984 175,321,738 74.34 1.07%
1983 173,459,636 74.19 1.12%
1982 171,528,659 74.04 1.16%
1981 169,552,427 73.89 1.19%
1980 167,551,171 73.74 1.02%
1979 165,847,531 73.69 1.12%
1978 164,005,080 73.68 1.07%
1977 162,256,678 73.67 1.02%
1976 160,611,122 73.66 0.96%
1975 159,070,594 73.65 1.00%
1974 157,488,501 73.64 0.93%
1973 156,034,954 73.63 0.97%
1972 154,531,732 73.62 1.08%
1971 152,865,492 73.61 1.28%
1970 150,922,373 73.60 1.53%
1969 148,629,124 73.33 1.47%
1968 146,463,196 72.97 1.50%
1967 144,288,757 72.61 1.59%
1966 142,008,703 72.25 1.67%
1965 139,663,053 71.88 1.77%
1964 137,215,986 71.51 1.91%
1963 134,615,404 71.13 1.97%
1962 131,988,693 70.76 2.08%
1961 129,276,215 70.38 2.20%
1960 126,462,473 70.00 %