Zambia 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.
  • Zambia urban population for 2022 was 9,160,288, a 4.09% increase from 2021.
  • Zambia urban population for 2021 was 8,800,295, a 4.18% increase from 2020.
  • Zambia urban population for 2020 was 8,447,250, a 4.28% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia urban population for 2019 was 8,100,644, a 4.36% 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
Zambia Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 9,160,288 45.76 4.01%
2021 8,800,295 45.19 4.09%
2020 8,447,250 44.63 4.19%
2019 8,100,644 44.07 4.27%
2018 7,762,359 43.52 4.32%
2017 7,434,012 42.98 4.37%
2016 7,115,902 42.44 4.41%
2015 6,809,146 41.91 4.45%
2014 6,512,613 41.38 4.50%
2013 6,225,773 40.87 4.53%
2012 5,950,059 40.35 4.56%
2011 5,685,070 39.85 4.63%
2010 5,427,875 39.36 4.76%
2009 5,175,542 38.86 4.82%
2008 4,931,812 38.37 4.86%
2007 4,698,029 37.88 4.82%
2006 4,476,767 37.40 4.76%
2005 4,268,709 36.91 4.62%
2004 4,075,803 36.43 4.50%
2003 3,896,360 35.95 4.42%
2002 3,727,817 35.48 4.40%
2001 3,567,391 35.00 3.57%
2000 3,442,313 34.80 1.46%
1999 3,392,256 35.26 1.33%
1998 3,347,457 35.72 1.31%
1997 3,304,011 36.18 1.29%
1996 3,261,522 36.64 1.21%
1995 3,222,161 37.10 1.19%
1994 3,183,932 37.57 1.19%
1993 3,146,422 38.04 1.17%
1992 3,109,750 38.51 1.20%
1991 3,072,515 38.99 1.43%
1990 3,028,980 39.41 2.45%
1989 2,955,757 39.46 2.54%
1988 2,881,696 39.51 2.64%
1987 2,806,571 39.56 2.79%
1986 2,729,236 39.61 2.89%
1985 2,651,511 39.66 2.89%
1984 2,576,089 39.71 2.96%
1983 2,501,015 39.76 3.11%
1982 2,424,450 39.81 3.10%
1981 2,350,382 39.85 3.15%
1980 2,277,592 39.82 5.50%
1979 2,155,743 38.82 5.54%
1978 2,039,657 37.83 5.59%
1977 1,928,730 36.86 5.63%
1976 1,823,094 35.89 5.67%
1975 1,722,683 34.93 5.66%
1974 1,627,890 33.99 5.65%
1973 1,538,424 33.06 5.63%
1972 1,454,150 32.15 5.63%
1971 1,374,579 31.24 5.61%
1970 1,299,530 30.35 6.19%
1969 1,221,500 29.37 8.70%
1968 1,119,747 27.79 8.89%
1967 1,024,517 26.26 8.99%
1966 936,449 24.79 9.10%
1965 854,953 23.37 9.18%
1964 779,939 22.02 9.30%
1963 710,708 20.71 7.78%
1962 657,540 19.79 7.49%
1961 610,118 18.95 7.50%
1960 566,021 18.15 %