Iraq 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.
  • Iraq urban population for 2022 was 31,749,763, a 2.55% increase from 2021.
  • Iraq urban population for 2021 was 30,960,655, a 2.62% increase from 2020.
  • Iraq urban population for 2020 was 30,169,923, a 2.7% increase from 2019.
  • Iraq urban population for 2019 was 29,376,265, a 2.69% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Iraq 31,749,763
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Iraq Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 31,749,763 71.35 2.52%
2021 30,960,655 71.12 2.59%
2020 30,169,923 70.89 2.67%
2019 29,376,265 70.68 2.66%
2018 28,605,484 70.47 2.69%
2017 27,844,960 70.28 2.62%
2016 27,124,936 70.09 2.71%
2015 26,400,640 69.92 2.95%
2014 25,633,615 69.76 3.74%
2013 24,693,559 69.60 4.90%
2012 23,512,763 69.43 4.72%
2011 22,427,635 69.27 3.74%
2010 21,604,967 69.10 3.35%
2009 20,893,380 68.98 3.68%
2008 20,139,353 68.93 2.00%
2007 19,739,613 68.87 -0.77%
2006 19,892,550 68.82 0.80%
2005 19,734,937 68.77 3.05%
2004 19,142,440 68.71 2.96%
2003 18,584,912 68.66 3.13%
2002 18,012,216 68.60 3.29%
2001 17,429,292 68.55 3.26%
2000 16,869,783 68.50 3.42%
1999 16,303,387 68.44 3.35%
1998 15,765,819 68.39 3.16%
1997 15,275,363 68.41 2.87%
1996 14,843,067 68.59 2.97%
1995 14,408,625 68.78 3.13%
1994 13,964,286 68.97 4.55%
1993 13,343,444 69.15 4.56%
1992 12,748,074 69.34 2.71%
1991 12,407,159 69.52 0.79%
1990 12,308,951 69.71 0.97%
1989 12,190,452 69.89 2.38%
1988 11,903,373 70.07 2.40%
1987 11,621,435 70.02 3.64%
1986 11,206,219 69.40 3.38%
1985 10,833,454 68.77 3.35%
1984 10,476,679 68.13 4.08%
1983 10,058,234 67.49 3.94%
1982 9,670,054 66.84 3.79%
1981 9,310,135 66.18 3.99%
1980 8,945,824 65.52 4.15%
1979 8,582,403 64.85 4.22%
1978 8,227,432 64.18 4.54%
1977 7,862,216 63.40 4.89%
1976 7,487,349 62.40 4.88%
1975 7,130,780 61.38 4.97%
1974 6,785,351 60.35 5.09%
1973 6,448,592 59.31 5.19%
1972 6,122,507 58.27 5.24%
1971 5,810,041 57.21 5.31%
1970 5,509,464 56.15 5.38%
1969 5,220,640 55.09 5.40%
1968 4,946,143 54.02 5.43%
1967 4,684,839 52.95 5.44%
1966 4,436,728 51.87 5.74%
1965 4,189,113 50.65 6.48%
1964 3,926,289 49.09 6.56%
1963 3,676,992 47.53 6.66%
1962 3,439,997 45.98 6.42%
1961 3,226,080 44.43 5.97%
1960 3,039,256 42.90 %