Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2022 was 27,959,125, a 4.83% increase from 2021.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2021 was 26,671,558, a 4.9% increase from 2020.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2020 was 25,424,568, a 4.96% increase from 2019.
  • Ethiopia urban population for 2019 was 24,222,096, a 4.98% 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
Ethiopia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 27,959,125 22.66 4.71%
2021 26,671,558 22.17 4.79%
2020 25,424,568 21.70 4.85%
2019 24,222,096 21.23 4.86%
2018 23,073,805 20.76 4.88%
2017 21,975,004 20.31 4.93%
2016 20,917,553 19.87 4.95%
2015 19,908,240 19.43 4.93%
2014 18,949,891 19.00 4.96%
2013 18,033,421 18.58 5.01%
2012 17,152,352 18.16 5.20%
2011 16,283,910 17.74 5.22%
2010 15,455,093 17.32 5.21%
2009 14,670,369 16.91 5.20%
2008 13,927,358 16.51 5.25%
2007 13,214,505 16.12 4.21%
2006 12,670,080 15.90 4.09%
2005 12,162,781 15.70 4.10%
2004 11,674,671 15.50 4.13%
2003 11,202,149 15.31 4.17%
2002 10,744,849 15.12 4.20%
2001 10,302,456 14.93 4.18%
2000 9,880,497 14.74 4.24%
1999 9,470,740 14.55 4.30%
1998 9,072,083 14.37 4.34%
1997 8,686,581 14.19 4.41%
1996 8,312,232 14.01 4.49%
1995 7,947,281 13.83 4.74%
1994 7,579,366 13.63 5.25%
1993 7,191,947 13.37 5.28%
1992 6,821,835 13.12 5.99%
1991 6,425,449 12.87 6.14%
1990 6,042,692 12.62 5.50%
1989 5,719,059 12.38 5.65%
1988 5,405,036 12.14 5.75%
1987 5,103,240 11.91 5.26%
1986 4,841,566 11.68 4.82%
1985 4,613,952 11.45 4.67%
1984 4,403,269 11.23 4.40%
1983 4,213,518 11.02 4.61%
1982 4,023,884 10.81 5.71%
1981 3,800,379 10.61 4.37%
1980 3,637,823 10.41 2.44%
1979 3,550,266 10.21 3.37%
1978 3,432,758 10.02 3.57%
1977 3,312,220 9.83 3.81%
1976 3,188,520 9.64 4.41%
1975 3,051,113 9.46 4.33%
1974 2,921,828 9.28 4.48%
1973 2,793,797 9.10 4.58%
1972 2,668,698 8.93 4.63%
1971 2,547,960 8.76 4.69%
1970 2,431,112 8.59 4.74%
1969 2,318,609 8.42 4.71%
1968 2,211,917 8.26 4.71%
1967 2,110,179 8.10 5.88%
1966 1,989,607 7.84 5.88%
1965 1,876,076 7.59 5.96%
1964 1,767,491 7.34 5.92%
1963 1,665,815 7.10 5.87%
1962 1,570,857 6.87 5.84%
1961 1,481,731 6.65 5.78%
1960 1,398,516 6.43 %