Afghanistan Urban Population 1960-2024

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.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2022 was 10,946,834, a 3.74% increase from 2021.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2021 was 10,551,772, a 4.03% increase from 2020.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2020 was 10,142,913, a 4.27% increase from 2019.
  • Afghanistan urban population for 2019 was 9,727,157, a 4% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Afghanistan Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 10,946,834 26.62 3.68%
2021 10,551,772 26.31 3.95%
2020 10,142,913 26.03 4.19%
2019 9,727,157 25.75 3.92%
2018 9,353,296 25.50 3.85%
2017 8,999,963 25.25 3.78%
2016 8,665,979 25.02 3.45%
2015 8,371,880 24.80 4.00%
2014 8,043,935 24.59 4.53%
2013 7,687,539 24.37 4.34%
2012 7,360,701 24.16 4.96%
2011 7,004,588 23.95 4.57%
2010 6,691,382 23.74 3.78%
2009 6,443,215 23.53 4.45%
2008 6,162,823 23.32 2.89%
2007 5,987,030 23.11 2.69%
2006 5,828,215 22.91 5.03%
2005 5,542,073 22.70 4.47%
2004 5,299,549 22.50 4.59%
2003 5,061,866 22.35 7.95%
2002 4,674,867 22.26 6.86%
2001 4,364,773 22.17 1.15%
2000 4,314,700 22.08 1.86%
1999 4,235,130 21.99 4.49%
1998 4,049,071 21.90 4.29%
1997 3,878,852 21.81 4.33%
1996 3,714,526 21.71 4.52%
1995 3,550,426 21.62 6.46%
1994 3,328,199 21.53 10.28%
1993 3,002,966 21.44 15.38%
1992 2,574,865 21.36 11.94%
1991 2,285,067 21.27 0.89%
1990 2,264,837 21.18 0.62%
1989 2,250,758 21.09 3.18%
1988 2,180,319 21.00 3.90%
1987 2,096,965 20.31 2.13%
1986 2,052,805 19.65 2.76%
1985 1,997,007 19.00 5.97%
1984 1,881,253 18.37 6.32%
1983 1,766,084 17.75 2.07%
1982 1,729,839 17.15 -6.58%
1981 1,847,523 16.56 -7.79%
1980 1,997,237 16.00 -0.41%
1979 2,005,355 15.44 3.45%
1978 1,937,336 14.97 5.06%
1977 1,841,815 14.52 5.19%
1976 1,748,732 14.07 5.30%
1975 1,658,389 13.64 5.54%
1974 1,569,079 13.22 5.66%
1973 1,482,681 12.81 5.69%
1972 1,400,686 12.41 5.61%
1971 1,324,216 12.02 5.61%
1970 1,251,968 11.64 5.64%
1969 1,183,254 11.28 5.60%
1968 1,118,853 10.92 5.59%
1967 1,058,060 10.57 5.53%
1966 1,001,109 10.23 5.52%
1965 947,332 9.90 5.48%
1964 896,820 9.59 5.43%
1963 849,446 9.28 5.37%
1962 805,062 8.98 5.32%
1961 763,336 8.68 5.24%
1960 724,373 8.40 %