Somalia 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.
  • Somalia urban population for 2022 was 8,327,846, a 4.43% increase from 2021.
  • Somalia urban population for 2021 was 7,974,917, a 4.52% increase from 2020.
  • Somalia urban population for 2020 was 7,630,345, a 4.81% increase from 2019.
  • Somalia urban population for 2019 was 7,280,121, a 5.04% 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
Madagascar 11,809,744
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Senegal 8,499,952
Somalia 8,327,846
Burkina Faso 7,227,715
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Nepal 6,552,761
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Malawi 3,668,876
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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
Somalia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 8,327,846 47.32 4.33%
2021 7,974,917 46.73 4.42%
2020 7,630,345 46.14 4.70%
2019 7,280,121 45.55 4.92%
2018 6,930,523 44.97 4.91%
2017 6,598,376 44.39 5.22%
2016 6,262,554 43.82 5.08%
2015 5,952,201 43.25 4.68%
2014 5,680,248 42.68 4.82%
2013 5,413,081 42.12 4.60%
2012 5,169,951 41.56 3.16%
2011 5,008,903 41.00 5.78%
2010 4,727,676 39.31 6.83%
2009 4,415,772 37.65 6.90%
2008 4,121,412 36.01 7.46%
2007 3,825,068 34.40 -4.50%
2006 4,001,225 37.10 5.14%
2005 3,800,778 36.31 5.57%
2004 3,594,797 35.53 5.82%
2003 3,391,588 34.76 5.85%
2002 3,198,834 33.99 4.79%
2001 3,049,313 33.62 5.03%
2000 2,899,625 33.25 5.06%
1999 2,756,649 32.88 5.11%
1998 2,619,366 32.51 5.21%
1997 2,486,350 32.15 4.58%
1996 2,375,118 31.79 4.70%
1995 2,266,035 31.43 4.69%
1994 2,162,210 31.07 6.15%
1993 2,033,292 30.71 4.10%
1992 1,951,519 30.36 -3.46%
1991 2,020,282 30.01 -2.71%
1990 2,075,792 29.66 0.66%
1989 2,062,210 29.31 -0.59%
1988 2,074,314 28.97 1.22%
1987 2,049,122 28.63 4.58%
1986 1,957,408 28.33 5.05%
1985 1,861,021 28.07 4.97%
1984 1,770,842 27.80 4.57%
1983 1,691,710 27.54 4.11%
1982 1,623,652 27.28 1.24%
1981 1,603,680 27.02 1.68%
1980 1,576,936 26.76 9.52%
1979 1,433,714 26.51 13.37%
1978 1,254,243 26.25 8.09%
1977 1,156,827 26.00 3.61%
1976 1,115,861 25.75 3.44%
1975 1,078,129 25.50 4.31%
1974 1,032,693 25.03 4.98%
1973 982,536 24.43 5.08%
1972 933,908 23.84 5.06%
1971 887,814 23.25 5.08%
1970 843,843 22.68 5.12%
1969 801,729 22.12 5.12%
1968 761,696 21.56 5.15%
1967 723,466 21.02 5.16%
1966 687,065 20.49 5.19%
1965 652,342 19.96 5.20%
1964 619,304 19.45 5.37%
1963 586,931 18.92 5.53%
1962 555,354 18.37 5.55%
1961 525,359 17.84 5.55%
1960 496,981 17.31 %