Malawi 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.
  • Malawi urban population for 2022 was 3,668,876, a 4.24% increase from 2021.
  • Malawi urban population for 2021 was 3,519,490, a 4.22% increase from 2020.
  • Malawi urban population for 2020 was 3,376,840, a 4.21% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi urban population for 2019 was 3,240,276, a 4.16% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Democratic Republic of Congo 46,373,413
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Syrian Arab Republic 12,560,283
Uganda 12,360,019
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Senegal 8,499,952
Somalia 8,327,846
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Benin 6,614,208
Nepal 6,552,761
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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
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Central African Republic 2,405,727
South Sudan 2,274,958
Burundi 1,858,290
Gambia 1,727,830
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Guinea-Bissau 948,368
Comoros 249,894
Malawi Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 3,668,876 17.98 4.16%
2021 3,519,490 17.70 4.14%
2020 3,376,840 17.43 4.13%
2019 3,240,276 17.17 4.07%
2018 3,110,968 16.94 4.01%
2017 2,988,658 16.71 3.95%
2016 2,872,972 16.51 3.89%
2015 2,763,250 16.31 3.87%
2014 2,658,225 16.13 3.82%
2013 2,558,516 15.97 3.78%
2012 2,463,707 15.81 3.72%
2011 2,373,696 15.67 3.68%
2010 2,287,832 15.54 3.63%
2009 2,206,182 15.43 3.58%
2008 2,128,693 15.33 3.47%
2007 2,056,034 15.24 3.43%
2006 1,986,636 15.14 3.40%
2005 1,920,235 15.05 3.34%
2004 1,857,233 14.96 3.24%
2003 1,798,085 14.88 3.14%
2002 1,742,456 14.79 3.05%
2001 1,690,096 14.70 2.97%
2000 1,640,613 14.61 2.91%
1999 1,593,638 14.52 3.18%
1998 1,543,756 14.38 4.76%
1997 1,471,985 14.00 4.64%
1996 1,405,222 13.63 4.66%
1995 1,341,263 13.26 2.53%
1994 1,307,711 12.91 1.51%
1993 1,288,103 12.56 4.14%
1992 1,235,902 12.22 5.61%
1991 1,168,484 11.89 5.79%
1990 1,102,785 11.56 6.68%
1989 1,031,533 11.24 7.47%
1988 957,248 10.93 8.10%
1987 882,777 10.64 7.06%
1986 822,621 10.40 5.97%
1985 774,937 10.16 6.13%
1984 728,836 9.93 6.21%
1983 684,939 9.70 6.28%
1982 643,224 9.48 6.30%
1981 603,938 9.26 6.28%
1980 567,197 9.05 6.21%
1979 533,036 8.84 6.07%
1978 501,649 8.64 6.29%
1977 471,047 8.39 7.76%
1976 435,874 8.02 7.57%
1975 404,099 7.65 7.47%
1974 375,002 7.30 7.40%
1973 348,238 6.97 7.33%
1972 323,636 6.65 7.28%
1971 300,910 6.35 7.22%
1970 279,960 6.05 7.19%
1969 260,527 5.77 7.21%
1968 242,409 5.51 7.24%
1967 225,485 5.25 6.98%
1966 210,293 5.02 4.67%
1965 200,693 4.91 4.67%
1964 191,537 4.80 4.69%
1963 182,767 4.69 4.70%
1962 174,381 4.59 4.65%
1961 166,461 4.49 4.61%
1960 158,965 4.39 %