Zimbabwe 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.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2021 was 4,875,224, a 1.73% increase from 2020.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2020 was 4,792,105, a 1.59% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2019 was 4,717,307, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2018 was 4,650,597, a 1.33% 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
Zimbabwe Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 4,875,224 32.30 1.72%
2020 4,792,105 32.24 1.57%
2019 4,717,307 32.21 1.42%
2018 4,650,597 32.21 1.32%
2017 4,589,452 32.24 1.28%
2016 4,531,238 32.30 1.27%
2015 4,473,872 32.39 1.30%
2014 4,416,224 32.50 1.29%
2013 4,359,432 32.65 1.23%
2012 4,306,228 32.83 1.15%
2011 4,257,061 33.02 0.99%
2010 4,215,138 33.20 0.81%
2009 4,181,250 33.38 0.64%
2008 4,154,578 33.56 0.46%
2007 4,135,515 33.74 0.28%
2006 4,123,874 33.93 0.11%
2005 4,119,361 34.11 -0.07%
2004 4,122,108 34.29 -0.22%
2003 4,131,349 34.48 -0.07%
2002 4,134,392 34.59 1.46%
2001 4,074,399 34.17 1.57%
2000 4,010,951 33.76 1.72%
1999 3,942,523 33.35 1.87%
1998 3,869,370 32.94 2.04%
1997 3,791,270 32.53 2.21%
1996 3,708,423 32.13 2.39%
1995 3,620,850 31.73 2.57%
1994 3,528,870 31.34 2.78%
1993 3,432,105 30.94 3.18%
1992 3,324,547 30.50 4.56%
1991 3,176,318 29.74 4.91%
1990 3,024,147 28.99 5.29%
1989 2,868,463 28.25 5.65%
1988 2,710,874 27.52 5.96%
1987 2,554,148 26.81 6.15%
1986 2,401,699 26.11 6.25%
1985 2,256,125 25.41 6.32%
1984 2,117,960 24.74 6.39%
1983 1,986,835 24.07 6.35%
1982 1,864,536 23.43 5.92%
1981 1,757,324 22.90 5.86%
1980 1,657,385 22.37 5.76%
1979 1,564,679 21.85 5.62%
1978 1,479,137 21.35 5.54%
1977 1,399,355 20.85 5.56%
1976 1,323,662 20.36 5.66%
1975 1,250,782 19.87 5.78%
1974 1,180,505 19.40 6.22%
1973 1,109,362 18.87 6.29%
1972 1,041,731 18.36 6.32%
1971 977,914 17.86 6.29%
1970 918,330 17.36 6.24%
1969 862,792 16.88 6.83%
1968 805,826 16.31 6.95%
1967 751,723 15.73 6.97%
1966 701,130 15.17 7.01%
1965 653,686 14.62 7.05%
1964 609,177 14.09 7.11%
1963 567,387 13.58 7.12%
1962 528,409 13.08 5.39%
1961 500,665 12.82 5.02%
1960 476,164 12.61 %