India 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.
  • India urban population for 2022 was 508,368,361, a 2.05% increase from 2021.
  • India urban population for 2021 was 498,179,071, a 2.15% increase from 2020.
  • India urban population for 2020 was 487,702,168, a 2.29% increase from 2019.
  • India urban population for 2019 was 476,786,386, a 2.34% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 508,368,361
Indonesia 159,608,946
Nigeria 116,965,442
Pakistan 88,979,079
Bangladesh 67,979,820
Philippines 55,441,746
Egypt 47,689,118
Vietnam 38,063,117
Ukraine 26,569,220
Angola 24,229,338
Morocco 24,196,351
Ghana 19,621,881
Uzbekistan 17,990,170
Myanmar 17,213,307
Sudan 16,854,089
Cameroon 16,395,044
Kenya 15,669,052
Zambia 9,160,288
Tunisia 8,675,724
Bolivia 8,658,337
Honduras 6,217,985
El Salvador 4,737,530
Sri Lanka 4,220,157
Cambodia 4,211,076
Nicaragua 4,138,184
Republic of Congo 4,103,831
West Bank and Gaza 3,898,258
Lao PDR 2,830,480
Mauritania 2,695,952
Kyrgyz Republic 2,548,584
Mongolia 2,342,494
Georgia 2,238,527
Papua New Guinea 1,377,571
Moldova 1,119,250
Djibouti 878,521
Lesotho 690,433
Timor-Leste 430,207
Cabo Verde 400,642
Bhutan 341,823
Eswatini 295,322
Solomon Islands 185,298
Sao Tome and Principe 172,252
Vanuatu 84,351
Kiribati 74,878
Micronesia 26,505
India Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 508,368,361 35.87 2.02%
2021 498,179,071 35.39 2.13%
2020 487,702,168 34.93 2.26%
2019 476,786,386 34.47 2.32%
2018 465,871,825 34.03 2.36%
2017 455,009,748 33.60 2.41%
2016 444,186,310 33.18 2.41%
2015 433,595,954 32.78 2.39%
2014 423,338,709 32.38 2.42%
2013 413,200,994 32.00 2.46%
2012 403,171,286 31.63 2.47%
2011 393,333,604 31.28 2.47%
2010 383,721,793 30.93 2.49%
2009 374,274,816 30.59 2.51%
2008 364,989,009 30.25 2.55%
2007 355,789,232 29.91 2.60%
2006 346,659,205 29.57 2.66%
2005 337,558,628 29.24 2.75%
2004 328,414,552 28.90 2.82%
2003 319,267,849 28.57 2.88%
2002 310,207,535 28.24 2.94%
2001 301,227,098 27.92 2.71%
2000 293,168,849 27.67 2.60%
1999 285,648,480 27.45 2.63%
1998 278,238,779 27.24 2.67%
1997 270,911,166 27.03 2.70%
1996 263,686,524 26.82 2.74%
1995 256,565,748 26.61 2.78%
1994 249,539,704 26.40 2.81%
1993 242,620,668 26.19 2.84%
1992 235,824,041 25.98 2.87%
1991 229,151,406 25.78 3.00%
1990 222,374,415 25.55 3.09%
1989 215,601,807 25.31 3.13%
1988 208,957,670 25.06 3.15%
1987 202,485,214 24.82 3.17%
1986 196,158,550 24.59 3.20%
1985 189,973,343 24.35 3.22%
1984 183,956,909 24.11 3.24%
1983 178,095,921 23.88 3.24%
1982 172,426,704 23.65 3.24%
1981 166,932,604 23.42 3.65%
1980 160,953,420 23.10 3.84%
1979 154,888,632 22.74 3.81%
1978 149,104,062 22.38 3.80%
1977 143,540,276 22.03 3.81%
1976 138,180,350 21.68 3.81%
1975 133,010,186 21.33 3.85%
1974 127,986,735 20.99 3.88%
1973 123,114,078 20.65 3.87%
1972 118,438,504 20.32 3.86%
1971 113,948,536 19.99 3.38%
1970 110,162,257 19.76 3.22%
1969 106,674,456 19.56 3.21%
1968 103,304,423 19.37 3.18%
1967 100,070,141 19.17 3.15%
1966 96,971,069 18.98 3.17%
1965 93,946,480 18.79 3.25%
1964 90,940,579 18.60 3.33%
1963 87,963,683 18.41 3.33%
1962 85,082,467 18.22 3.34%
1961 82,289,370 18.03 2.91%
1960 79,932,899 17.92 %