Saudi Arabia 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.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2022 was 30,848,829, a 1.54% increase from 2021.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2021 was 30,380,961, a 0.13% increase from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2020 was 30,340,882, a 0.74% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia urban population for 2019 was 30,118,272, a 2.58% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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United States 276,908,634
Japan 115,058,684
Germany 65,286,292
United Kingdom 56,522,531
France 55,373,677
Argentina 42,696,478
Italy 42,175,051
South Korea 42,039,227
Spain 38,712,927
Canada 31,825,973
Saudi Arabia 30,848,829
Poland 22,587,292
Australia 22,468,661
Chile 17,234,034
Netherlands 16,443,692
Belgium 11,453,911
Sweden 9,280,104
Israel 8,859,423
Greece 8,490,947
UAE 8,265,048
Czech Republic 7,828,977
Hong Kong 7,346,100
Hungary 7,025,577
Portugal 6,993,479
Switzerland 6,497,677
Singapore 5,637,022
Austria 5,358,240
Denmark 5,216,337
Finland 4,761,190
Norway 4,565,651
New Zealand 4,452,023
Kuwait 4,268,873
Oman 4,015,701
Uruguay 3,275,203
Ireland 3,264,982
Panama 3,048,137
Puerto Rico 3,015,917
Slovak Republic 2,928,203
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Croatia 2,243,760
Lithuania 1,939,613
Bahrain 1,321,226
Latvia 1,290,868
Slovenia 1,175,639
Estonia 936,080
Cyprus 837,383
Trinidad and Tobago 816,659
Macao 695,168
Luxembourg 597,938
Malta 496,592
Iceland 358,955
Brunei 354,056
Bahamas 342,304
New Caledonia 200,181
French Polynesia 190,414
Guam 163,342
Curacao 133,534
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,340
Barbados 88,219
Andorra 70,094
Cayman Islands 68,706
Bermuda 63,532
Seychelles 58,431
Channel Islands 54,099
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Northern Mariana Islands 45,578
Isle of Man 45,024
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,389
Turks and Caicos Islands 42,982
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San Marino 32,897
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Faroe Islands 22,711
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Palau 14,797
St. Kitts and Nevis 14,769
Liechtenstein 5,717
Saudi Arabia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 30,848,829 84.73 1.53%
2021 30,380,961 84.51 0.13%
2020 30,340,882 84.29 0.74%
2019 30,118,272 84.07 2.55%
2018 29,360,603 83.84 2.65%
2017 28,592,972 83.62 2.56%
2016 27,869,503 83.40 2.28%
2015 27,241,324 83.18 2.19%
2014 26,651,368 82.96 2.29%
2013 26,048,619 82.74 2.39%
2012 25,433,937 82.52 2.46%
2011 24,814,831 82.30 2.75%
2010 24,142,488 82.08 3.47%
2009 23,318,830 81.87 4.01%
2008 22,402,324 81.65 4.13%
2007 21,496,783 81.43 4.20%
2006 20,611,906 81.20 4.24%
2005 19,756,968 80.98 3.34%
2004 19,107,856 80.75 2.46%
2003 18,643,377 80.53 2.59%
2002 18,167,507 80.30 2.69%
2001 17,685,749 80.08 2.76%
2000 17,205,160 79.85 2.82%
1999 16,727,051 79.62 2.88%
1998 16,251,748 79.38 2.94%
1997 15,780,627 79.15 2.98%
1996 15,316,652 78.91 3.03%
1995 14,859,864 78.67 3.11%
1994 14,405,469 78.43 3.19%
1993 13,953,434 78.19 3.65%
1992 13,453,704 77.85 4.51%
1991 12,860,932 77.22 4.81%
1990 12,256,928 76.58 5.01%
1989 11,657,705 75.93 5.13%
1988 11,074,572 75.27 5.24%
1987 10,509,439 74.59 5.33%
1986 9,964,195 73.90 6.21%
1985 9,364,376 72.65 6.39%
1984 8,784,674 71.36 6.57%
1983 8,226,090 70.03 6.71%
1982 7,692,168 68.67 6.83%
1981 7,184,407 67.28 6.99%
1980 6,699,088 65.86 7.17%
1979 6,235,693 64.41 7.32%
1978 5,795,747 62.93 7.49%
1977 5,377,543 61.42 7.62%
1976 4,983,164 59.90 7.82%
1975 4,608,138 58.35 8.24%
1974 4,243,447 56.70 9.00%
1973 3,878,401 54.71 9.01%
1972 3,544,156 52.71 8.90%
1971 3,242,338 50.69 8.71%
1970 2,971,822 48.67 8.60%
1969 2,726,912 46.66 8.58%
1968 2,502,670 44.65 8.63%
1967 2,295,815 42.67 8.65%
1966 2,105,611 40.70 8.69%
1965 1,930,278 38.77 8.78%
1964 1,768,060 36.87 8.86%
1963 1,618,088 35.01 7.95%
1962 1,494,405 33.52 6.96%
1961 1,393,997 32.37 6.85%
1960 1,301,738 31.25 %