Democratic Republic of Congo 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.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2022 was 46,373,413, a 4.59% increase from 2021.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2021 was 44,336,645, a 4.63% increase from 2020.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2020 was 42,376,327, a 4.63% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo urban population for 2019 was 40,499,458, a 4.6% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
Democratic Republic of Congo 46,373,413
Ethiopia 27,959,125
Tanzania 24,025,884
North Korea 16,401,834
Yemen 13,205,029
Mozambique 12,590,070
Syrian Arab Republic 12,560,283
Uganda 12,360,019
Madagascar 11,809,744
Afghanistan 10,946,834
Mali 10,265,849
Senegal 8,499,952
Somalia 8,327,846
Burkina Faso 7,227,715
Haiti 6,814,295
Benin 6,614,208
Nepal 6,552,761
Zimbabwe 5,287,038
Guinea 5,220,537
Niger 4,427,576
Chad 4,264,761
Togo 3,886,437
Sierra Leone 3,771,972
Malawi 3,668,876
Liberia 2,813,868
Tajikistan 2,783,595
Rwanda 2,441,369
Central African Republic 2,405,727
South Sudan 2,274,958
Burundi 1,858,290
Gambia 1,727,830
Eritrea 1,570,319
Guinea-Bissau 948,368
Comoros 249,894
Democratic Republic of Congo Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 46,373,413 46.84 4.49%
2021 44,336,645 46.24 4.52%
2020 42,376,327 45.64 4.53%
2019 40,499,458 45.05 4.50%
2018 38,719,038 44.46 4.59%
2017 36,983,500 43.88 4.76%
2016 35,265,313 43.31 4.78%
2015 33,617,961 42.74 4.71%
2014 32,071,811 42.18 4.77%
2013 30,579,203 41.63 4.73%
2012 29,167,345 41.08 4.67%
2011 27,835,187 40.54 4.67%
2010 26,565,134 40.01 4.56%
2009 25,380,957 39.49 4.51%
2008 24,262,452 38.98 4.51%
2007 23,193,341 38.47 4.52%
2006 22,168,089 37.97 4.49%
2005 21,195,598 37.48 4.41%
2004 20,281,775 37.00 4.27%
2003 19,433,892 36.53 4.24%
2002 18,626,760 36.06 4.36%
2001 17,831,456 35.59 4.33%
2000 17,075,023 35.12 4.23%
1999 16,368,488 34.66 4.20%
1998 15,695,810 34.20 3.71%
1997 15,123,906 33.74 2.93%
1996 14,686,677 33.29 3.27%
1995 14,214,188 32.84 5.56%
1994 13,445,732 32.39 6.14%
1993 12,644,496 31.95 4.59%
1992 12,076,975 31.51 4.42%
1991 11,555,312 31.07 4.71%
1990 11,024,063 30.63 4.70%
1989 10,518,116 30.20 4.56%
1988 10,049,078 29.78 4.56%
1987 9,601,140 29.35 4.51%
1986 9,178,081 28.93 4.41%
1985 8,782,019 28.51 4.49%
1984 8,396,238 28.10 3.90%
1983 8,075,041 27.84 3.67%
1982 7,783,707 27.58 3.67%
1981 7,503,388 27.33 3.70%
1980 7,230,575 27.07 4.00%
1979 6,946,861 26.82 4.43%
1978 6,645,800 26.57 4.03%
1977 6,383,574 26.32 3.46%
1976 6,166,390 26.07 3.53%
1975 5,952,442 25.82 3.61%
1974 5,741,182 25.58 3.64%
1973 5,535,813 25.33 3.65%
1972 5,337,286 25.09 3.64%
1971 5,146,547 24.85 3.71%
1970 4,958,938 24.61 3.83%
1969 4,772,407 24.37 3.88%
1968 4,590,962 24.13 3.92%
1967 4,414,648 23.90 3.89%
1966 4,246,092 23.67 3.83%
1965 4,086,480 23.43 3.73%
1964 3,936,757 23.20 3.66%
1963 3,795,175 22.98 3.64%
1962 3,659,423 22.75 3.60%
1961 3,530,094 22.52 3.56%
1960 3,406,672 22.30 %