Zimbabwe 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.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2022 was 5,287,038, a 2.34% increase from 2021.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2021 was 5,166,388, a 2.26% increase from 2020.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2020 was 5,052,214, a 2.15% increase from 2019.
  • Zimbabwe urban population for 2019 was 4,945,719, a 2.01% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
Democratic Republic of Congo 46,373,413
Ethiopia 27,959,125
Tanzania 24,025,884
North Korea 16,401,834
Yemen 13,205,029
Mozambique 12,590,070
Syrian Arab Republic 12,560,283
Uganda 12,360,019
Madagascar 11,809,744
Afghanistan 10,946,834
Mali 10,265,849
Senegal 8,499,952
Somalia 8,327,846
Burkina Faso 7,227,715
Haiti 6,814,295
Benin 6,614,208
Nepal 6,552,761
Zimbabwe 5,287,038
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
Rwanda 2,441,369
Central African Republic 2,405,727
South Sudan 2,274,958
Burundi 1,858,290
Gambia 1,727,830
Eritrea 1,570,319
Guinea-Bissau 948,368
Comoros 249,894
Zimbabwe Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 5,287,038 32.40 2.31%
2021 5,166,388 32.30 2.23%
2020 5,052,214 32.24 2.13%
2019 4,945,719 32.21 1.99%
2018 4,848,158 32.21 1.93%
2017 4,755,312 32.24 1.86%
2016 4,667,645 32.30 1.81%
2015 4,584,076 32.39 1.77%
2014 4,503,674 32.50 1.73%
2013 4,426,387 32.65 1.61%
2012 4,355,539 32.83 1.27%
2011 4,300,463 33.02 0.89%
2010 4,262,290 33.20 0.71%
2009 4,232,267 33.38 0.48%
2008 4,211,896 33.56 0.25%
2007 4,201,195 33.74 0.43%
2006 4,183,242 33.93 0.32%
2005 4,169,863 34.11 -0.01%
2004 4,170,453 34.29 0.16%
2003 4,163,625 34.48 0.45%
2002 4,144,889 34.59 1.82%
2001 4,069,981 34.17 1.86%
2000 3,995,150 33.76 2.23%
1999 3,907,086 33.35 2.68%
1998 3,803,916 32.94 2.86%
1997 3,696,644 32.53 2.88%
1996 3,591,770 32.13 2.91%
1995 3,488,629 31.73 2.50%
1994 3,402,540 31.34 1.86%
1993 3,339,948 30.94 2.87%
1992 3,245,551 30.50 5.04%
1991 3,086,155 29.74 5.13%
1990 2,931,815 28.99 5.26%
1989 2,781,593 28.25 5.46%
1988 2,633,700 27.52 5.72%
1987 2,487,202 26.81 5.89%
1986 2,345,024 26.11 5.99%
1985 2,208,607 25.41 6.12%
1984 2,077,470 24.74 6.27%
1983 1,951,119 24.07 6.50%
1982 1,828,365 23.43 6.19%
1981 1,718,619 22.90 8.59%
1980 1,577,139 22.37 8.10%
1979 1,454,499 21.85 3.96%
1978 1,397,959 21.35 3.85%
1977 1,345,202 20.85 4.96%
1976 1,280,064 20.36 5.49%
1975 1,211,673 19.87 5.63%
1974 1,145,285 19.40 6.03%
1973 1,078,217 18.87 5.96%
1972 1,015,830 18.36 5.90%
1971 957,639 17.86 5.84%
1970 903,331 17.36 5.91%
1969 851,455 16.88 6.64%
1968 796,768 16.31 6.77%
1967 744,625 15.73 6.77%
1966 695,850 15.17 6.79%
1965 650,173 14.62 6.80%
1964 607,412 14.09 6.84%
1963 567,279 13.58 6.84%
1962 529,792 13.08 5.12%
1961 503,346 12.82 4.77%
1960 479,900 12.61 %