Urban population (%) for countries from 1950 to 2050

country % urban 1950 % urban 1975 % urban 2000 % urban 2010 % urban 2020 % urban 2030 % urban 2040 % urban 2050
World 29.55 37.70 46.61 51.64 56.22 60.04 63.23 66.37
Anguilla 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Cayman Islands 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Gibraltar 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Monaco 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Bermuda 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Nauru 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Holy See 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Singapore 99.45 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
China, Macao SAR 96.89 97.89 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
China, Hong Kong SAR 85.20 89.70 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Qatar 80.52 88.91 96.31 98.66 99.53 99.74 99.78 99.80
Kuwait 61.50 89.38 98.11 98.26 98.42 98.58 98.71 98.84
Guadeloupe 35.80 86.19 98.40 98.41 98.46 98.57 98.71 98.83
Belgium 91.47 94.48 97.13 97.64 98.04 98.31 98.49 98.64
Japan 53.40 75.72 78.65 90.52 95.27 96.93 97.39 97.65
Uruguay 77.93 83.39 92.03 94.41 95.97 96.81 97.20 97.48
United States Virgin Islands 58.34 75.25 92.59 94.59 95.89 96.60 96.96 97.24
Malta 88.86 89.74 92.37 94.67 95.94 96.57 96.90 97.19
Réunion 23.49 44.46 89.87 93.99 95.60 96.10 96.47 96.80
Netherlands 56.14 63.18 76.80 87.06 92.76 95.14 95.96 96.36
Guam 41.30 83.63 93.13 94.10 94.88 95.46 95.90 96.28
Turks and Caicos Islands 47.20 53.06 84.55 90.23 93.56 95.14 95.77 96.17
Iceland 72.80 86.67 92.40 93.62 94.57 95.23 95.70 96.10
San Marino 43.20 71.48 93.44 94.09 94.34 94.73 95.21 95.66
Puerto Rico 40.59 62.77 94.39 93.83 93.49 93.66 94.23 94.82
Argentina 65.34 80.97 89.14 90.97 92.41 93.44 94.14 94.74
Israel 71.00 86.64 91.20 91.82 92.47 93.16 93.84 94.47
Luxembourg 67.24 77.30 84.22 88.55 91.38 92.94 93.72 94.30
Chile 58.42 78.39 86.07 88.59 90.30 91.41 92.30 93.11
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 80.00 89.04 89.03 89.95 90.81 91.63 92.40 93.10
Palau 53.88 61.14 69.96 83.36 89.44 91.61 92.38 93.09
Australia 77.00 85.92 87.17 88.73 90.06 91.18 92.10 92.92
Greenland 49.00 74.39 81.60 84.38 88.11 90.34 91.49 92.27
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 47.31 75.79 87.98 88.77 89.28 90.05 91.01 91.95
Denmark 67.98 82.15 85.10 86.80 88.50 89.89 90.99 91.92
Bahrain 64.40 84.98 88.37 88.54 89.11 90.03 90.94 91.78
Lebanon 32.00 66.98 86.00 87.18 88.40 89.60 90.70 91.69
Martinique 32.89 71.20 89.71 89.03 88.92 89.50 90.45 91.33
Northern Mariana Islands 42.00 80.55 90.12 89.47 89.16 89.50 90.37 91.25
Gabon 11.40 42.97 80.08 85.70 87.96 89.06 90.06 90.98
Brazil 36.16 60.79 81.19 84.34 86.84 88.65 89.91 90.97
United Arab Emirates 54.50 79.80 80.24 84.06 86.76 88.52 89.73 90.82
Curaçao 70.57 80.16 90.75 89.91 88.97 88.93 89.75 90.69
Sweden 65.72 82.73 84.03 85.06 86.55 87.94 89.20 90.34
Dominican Republic 23.74 45.69 61.75 73.75 82.76 87.19 88.94 90.11
New Zealand 72.52 82.77 85.68 86.17 86.53 87.36 88.57 89.78
French Guiana 53.66 69.12 79.11 82.90 85.55 87.25 88.41 89.47
American Samoa 61.77 72.35 88.59 87.59 87.02 87.31 88.34 89.40
Jordan 37.00 57.65 79.81 82.47 84.77 86.61 88.07 89.34
Finland 43.00 67.83 82.18 83.56 84.91 86.34 87.77 89.07
Saudi Arabia 21.30 58.35 79.85 82.08 84.11 85.88 87.39 88.74
United Kingdom 78.98 77.68 78.65 81.30 83.76 85.74 87.29 88.65
Costa Rica 33.51 41.35 59.05 71.73 80.61 85.24 87.21 88.58
Republic of Korea 21.35 48.03 79.62 81.94 83.09 84.53 86.11 87.61
Canada 60.95 75.61 79.48 80.94 82.72 84.46 86.10 87.59
United States of America 64.15 73.65 79.06 80.77 82.48 84.21 85.87 87.40
Norway 50.46 68.19 76.08 79.10 81.73 83.91 85.67 87.21
Bahamas 52.09 70.02 82.01 82.55 83.29 84.39 85.73 87.02
Oman 8.60 38.21 71.57 75.16 79.72 82.85 84.85 86.49
Mexico 42.66 62.76 74.72 77.83 80.56 82.84 84.71 86.37
France 55.23 72.93 75.87 78.35 80.65 82.75 84.60 86.29
Spain 51.92 69.57 76.26 78.44 80.68 82.75 84.60 86.27
Peru 41.00 61.46 73.04 76.92 80.11 82.59 84.48 86.18
Malaysia 20.36 37.65 61.98 70.91 77.74 81.91 84.15 85.87
Greece 52.15 66.94 72.72 76.29 79.55 82.14 84.12 85.85
Libya 19.55 62.79 76.35 77.64 79.61 81.82 83.85 85.69
Other non-specified areas 21.60 40.35 69.87 74.69 78.77 81.77 83.85 85.60
Western Sahara 31.00 60.57 83.86 80.69 81.32 82.56 84.10 85.53
Belarus 26.23 50.61 69.97 74.62 78.47 81.35 83.44 85.25
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 51.05 56.33 67.61 73.67 78.39 81.51 83.39 84.87
Mongolia 20.00 48.66 57.13 67.57 75.60 80.42 82.90 84.77
Colombia 32.70 58.54 72.08 75.04 77.77 80.22 82.37 84.34
Brunei Darussalam 26.76 61.99 71.16 75.51 78.61 80.67 82.37 83.95
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 27.55 45.75 64.04 70.63 75.75 79.43 81.87 83.86
Turkey 24.77 41.59 64.74 70.72 75.70 79.29 81.69 83.70
Cuba 56.51 64.22 75.32 76.60 77.69 79.32 81.37 83.40
State of Palestine 37.30 59.60 71.97 74.14 76.41 78.77 81.07 83.17
Germany 68.09 72.56 73.07 74.29 76.37 78.61 80.88 82.99
Andorra 38.80 87.25 92.40 87.82 82.80 80.34 81.30 82.96
Bulgaria 27.58 57.56 68.90 72.30 75.50 78.32 80.70 82.83
Djibouti 39.81 67.14 76.53 77.00 77.84 79.22 80.97 82.65
Algeria 22.21 40.33 59.92 67.53 73.41 77.36 79.90 82.14
Hungary 53.02 62.23 64.58 68.86 73.36 76.92 79.57 81.82
Cook Islands 38.03 54.01 65.19 73.26 75.72 77.92 79.85 81.62
Russian Federation 44.09 66.43 73.35 73.69 74.57 76.33 78.74 81.09
Switzerland 44.38 57.37 73.32 73.66 74.40 76.05 78.42 80.81
New Caledonia 24.59 55.17 61.78 67.27 72.66 76.25 78.45 80.33
Marshall Islands 23.34 60.63 68.36 71.34 73.92 76.14 78.19 80.12
Caribbean Netherlands 70.83 78.36 74.95 74.74 74.95 75.96 77.73 79.66
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 33.85 41.31 61.83 66.43 70.44 73.76 76.69 79.38
Czech Republic 54.18 69.92 73.99 73.26 73.08 74.31 76.75 79.33
Ukraine 35.50 58.39 67.15 68.69 70.85 73.49 76.34 79.00
El Salvador 36.51 41.51 58.91 64.29 68.95 72.73 75.74 78.49
Iraq 35.12 61.38 68.50 69.03 70.18 72.36 75.24 78.02
Dominica 34.70 42.67 65.27 68.09 70.92 73.46 75.71 77.79
Italy 54.10 65.64 67.22 68.33 69.81 72.08 74.92 77.71
Cabo Verde 14.20 21.42 53.44 61.83 68.58 72.95 75.45 77.56
South Africa 42.23 48.11 56.89 62.22 67.19 71.35 74.61 77.44
Panama 35.76 49.04 62.20 65.12 68.13 71.29 74.39 77.27
Congo 24.93 43.26 58.70 63.23 67.43 71.13 74.31 77.23
Portugal 31.20 40.78 54.40 60.57 66.11 70.57 73.93 76.85
Tunisia 32.29 47.59 63.43 65.93 67.94 70.61 73.68 76.63
Haiti 12.17 20.40 35.60 52.02 63.79 69.73 73.09 76.20
Albania 20.53 32.71 41.74 52.16 61.95 68.77 72.76 75.81
China 11.80 17.40 35.88 49.23 61.03 68.74 72.76 75.81
Sao Tome and Principe 13.49 31.64 53.42 61.91 67.60 70.79 73.21 75.50
Tuvalu 11.19 25.76 46.02 54.80 63.90 69.91 73.16 75.42
Latvia 46.43 64.16 68.07 67.69 67.45 68.82 71.67 74.82
Lithuania 28.79 55.69 66.99 66.76 66.70 68.39 71.50 74.70
Austria 63.60 65.34 65.80 65.85 66.43 68.39 71.47 74.66
Ireland 40.09 53.63 59.15 61.84 64.75 68.03 71.43 74.64
Ecuador 28.28 42.36 60.30 62.69 64.98 67.94 71.30 74.52
Mauritania 3.10 20.57 49.24 56.68 62.63 66.91 70.62 74.07
Morocco 26.18 37.71 53.34 57.68 62.60 67.00 70.71 73.97
Estonia 49.67 67.59 69.37 68.09 67.35 68.10 70.27 72.72
Montenegro 12.72 31.62 58.54 63.10 65.05 67.35 69.88 72.37
Croatia 22.30 45.13 55.59 57.54 60.66 64.64 68.58 72.28
Cyprus 28.38 47.28 68.65 67.55 66.67 67.38 69.56 72.06
Dem. People's Republic of Korea 31.00 56.70 59.41 60.21 61.87 64.78 68.48 72.05
Nicaragua 35.20 48.74 54.74 57.26 60.49 64.31 68.22 71.88
Thailand 16.48 23.76 31.39 44.08 55.84 63.85 68.23 71.81
Suriname 46.89 53.75 66.44 66.34 66.03 67.00 69.18 71.70
Paraguay 34.57 38.98 55.33 58.49 61.03 64.27 67.95 71.52
Syrian Arab Republic 32.70 45.06 51.95 55.68 59.70 63.84 67.79 71.50
Gambia 10.27 24.43 47.87 56.30 62.34 65.98 68.69 71.28
Indonesia 12.40 19.32 42.00 49.92 57.22 63.01 67.18 70.87
Côte d'Ivoire 9.96 32.23 43.54 50.56 57.49 63.03 67.13 70.85
Ghana 15.44 30.05 43.93 50.71 57.15 62.57 66.77 70.49
Armenia 40.34 63.61 64.67 63.58 62.34 63.48 66.78 70.48
Honduras 17.58 32.11 45.46 51.70 57.58 62.56 66.63 70.43
Poland 38.34 55.28 61.72 60.89 60.71 62.60 66.22 70.00
Cameroon 9.33 27.29 45.54 51.52 57.10 61.96 66.08 69.97
Botswana 2.72 11.88 53.22 56.24 58.85 62.23 66.08 69.86
TFYR Macedonia 23.43 50.57 58.55 56.99 57.86 61.20 65.43 69.42
Azerbaijan 45.69 51.90 51.39 53.40 56.10 59.76 63.96 68.02
Namibia 13.41 23.65 32.37 41.62 51.29 58.83 63.79 67.81
Jamaica 24.12 44.01 51.81 53.74 56.11 59.50 63.61 67.66
Guatemala 25.06 36.72 45.13 49.32 53.89 58.55 63.05 67.32
Nigeria 7.80 19.78 34.84 43.48 51.73 58.30 62.96 67.10
Serbia 20.31 43.13 53.19 55.21 56.29 58.93 62.88 66.98
Romania 25.63 42.83 53.00 53.83 55.62 58.67 62.72 66.84
Georgia 36.91 50.34 52.64 52.87 54.70 57.73 61.78 65.97
Turkmenistan 44.96 47.56 45.91 48.40 51.94 56.39 61.04 65.50
Liberia 12.97 30.38 44.33 47.80 51.76 56.22 60.79 65.18
Fiji 24.35 36.72 47.91 51.83 55.56 58.95 62.02 64.96
Seychelles 27.40 46.27 50.12 52.32 55.52 58.75 61.91 64.96
Guinea-Bissau 10.01 15.95 36.65 45.22 52.92 58.40 61.78 64.73
Kazakhstan 36.36 52.56 55.73 53.73 53.43 55.76 60.14 64.57
Angola 7.58 17.26 32.42 40.10 47.80 54.36 59.37 63.83
Slovakia 30.01 46.26 56.23 54.69 53.24 54.74 58.84 63.35
Maldives 10.61 17.30 27.71 39.98 50.16 56.20 59.40 62.48
French Polynesia 33.30 58.25 56.07 56.48 55.66 56.52 59.06 62.12
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 21.71 33.23 45.19 48.79 52.28 55.59 58.80 61.93
Benin 4.96 21.90 38.33 41.85 46.25 51.27 56.36 61.32
Lao People's Democratic Republic 7.24 11.08 21.98 33.12 43.55 50.87 55.90 60.82
Isle of Man 52.93 52.40 51.82 51.99 52.71 54.62 57.58 60.72
Slovenia 19.92 42.37 50.75 50.04 49.77 51.73 55.84 60.57
Senegal 17.23 33.69 40.35 42.23 45.59 50.32 55.45 60.46
Democratic Republic of the Congo 19.10 25.82 35.12 39.94 45.12 50.37 55.46 60.44
Mali 8.47 16.24 28.36 36.00 43.66 50.28 55.44 60.29
Republic of Moldova 18.50 36.22 45.80 44.89 45.71 48.93 53.89 58.89
Niue 21.50 23.36 33.07 38.68 46.07 51.79 55.61 58.81
Zambia 11.50 34.93 34.80 38.73 43.25 48.23 53.30 58.27
Togo 4.38 22.93 32.91 37.53 42.49 47.73 52.87 57.87
Somalia 12.73 25.50 33.25 37.26 42.01 47.26 52.58 57.85
British Virgin Islands 11.23 19.47 41.77 44.65 47.79 51.12 54.46 57.77
Pakistan 17.52 26.34 33.16 36.60 41.19 46.55 52.03 57.45
Sierra Leone 12.56 27.73 35.63 38.24 41.94 46.74 52.01 57.24
Central African Republic 14.42 31.97 37.64 38.83 41.69 46.29 51.61 56.90
Egypt 31.93 43.29 42.80 43.02 43.78 46.67 51.44 56.54
Guinea 6.71 19.52 31.02 34.86 39.70 45.14 50.70 56.26
Philippines 27.14 35.56 47.96 45.26 44.26 46.34 51.10 56.25
Bangladesh 4.28 9.84 23.59 30.46 38.03 44.94 50.51 55.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.67 31.29 39.31 39.23 40.85 44.64 49.90 55.21
Bhutan 2.10 7.88 25.42 34.79 42.16 47.88 51.68 55.01
Madagascar 7.80 16.33 27.12 31.93 38.27 44.32 49.69 54.99
Myanmar 16.16 23.92 26.97 31.41 36.90 42.75 48.82 54.92
Kiribati 11.00 29.61 42.96 43.77 45.15 47.75 51.13 54.50
Yemen 5.80 14.84 26.27 31.73 37.52 43.20 48.62 54.07
Viet Nam 11.64 18.78 24.37 30.39 36.80 42.96 48.40 53.75
United Republic of Tanzania 3.49 11.15 22.31 28.11 35.14 41.91 47.71 52.98
Faroe Islands 17.37 30.33 36.34 40.93 43.14 45.94 49.22 52.61
Rwanda 2.11 4.00 14.93 23.95 33.53 41.55 47.16 52.60
Burkina Faso 3.84 6.35 17.84 25.67 33.93 41.02 46.53 52.04
Uzbekistan 28.87 39.09 37.43 36.19 37.20 40.89 46.32 51.86
Belize 55.29 50.17 47.66 44.96 43.57 44.52 47.58 51.00
Equatorial Guinea 15.46 27.41 38.81 39.22 40.96 44.00 47.45 50.92
Mayotte 8.52 27.54 47.73 48.95 45.64 45.15 47.51 50.91
Kyrgyzstan 26.48 38.19 35.30 35.30 36.63 40.08 45.30 50.80
India 17.04 21.33 27.67 30.93 34.78 39.49 44.80 50.27
Sudan 6.82 18.94 32.50 33.08 35.00 38.84 44.19 49.77
Mozambique 3.48 9.56 29.10 30.96 33.83 38.13 43.52 49.12
Saint Helena 51.36 44.48 40.37 39.49 39.81 41.79 45.12 48.58
Timor-Leste 9.89 14.59 24.26 29.51 35.83 41.04 44.82 48.27
Aruba 50.93 50.55 46.72 43.06 40.68 40.99 43.84 47.30
Lesotho 1.75 10.82 19.55 24.75 30.00 35.60 41.15 46.71
Mauritius 29.33 43.44 42.67 40.58 39.27 40.03 42.85 46.30
Afghanistan 5.80 13.58 21.28 24.69 28.94 34.00 39.53 45.34
Grenada 28.50 32.57 35.87 35.68 35.86 37.52 40.59 44.04
Kenya 5.59 12.91 19.89 23.57 27.86 32.83 38.22 43.88
Zimbabwe 10.64 19.87 33.76 33.20 32.16 33.76 38.15 43.72
Saint Kitts and Nevis 26.52 35.03 32.78 31.81 32.78 35.63 39.03 42.53
Eritrea 7.10 13.45 17.56 20.57 25.00 30.19 35.94 42.12
Tajikistan 29.38 35.54 26.49 26.52 27.51 30.44 35.35 40.98
Channel Islands 41.38 34.18 30.47 31.05 32.12 34.22 37.33 40.75
Barbados 36.05 38.62 33.83 32.06 31.36 32.56 35.54 38.94
Guyana 28.02 29.97 28.69 28.24 29.25 31.83 35.11 38.53
Comoros 6.60 21.24 28.08 27.92 29.01 31.52 34.78 38.19
Ethiopia 4.60 9.46 14.74 17.32 21.79 26.81 32.06 37.60
Vanuatu 8.75 13.40 21.67 24.59 27.70 30.92 34.17 37.53
Chad 4.50 15.57 21.64 21.98 23.38 26.57 31.53 37.12
Cambodia 10.20 4.48 18.59 19.81 21.97 25.60 30.60 36.19
Nepal 2.68 4.83 13.43 16.82 20.59 25.07 30.09 35.58
Niger 4.86 11.42 16.19 17.56 20.28 24.55 29.68 35.39
Solomon Islands 3.80 9.13 15.81 20.05 24.55 28.58 31.88 35.18
South Sudan 8.87 8.58 16.50 17.86 20.06 23.61 28.46 33.94
Uganda 2.82 7.04 12.08 14.49 17.89 22.01 26.76 32.06
Tonga 12.89 20.34 23.01 23.39 24.24 26.00 28.73 31.89
Micronesia (Fed. States of) 20.00 25.86 22.33 22.30 22.82 24.43 27.16 30.25
Malawi 3.51 7.65 14.61 15.54 17.31 20.43 24.96 30.19
Sri Lanka 15.33 19.48 18.44 18.32 18.78 20.92 25.02 30.17
Swaziland 2.00 14.00 22.69 21.49 21.49 23.01 25.78 28.80
Antigua and Barbuda 30.07 34.22 32.13 26.24 22.21 21.42 23.46 26.33
Burundi 1.73 3.53 8.25 10.64 13.63 17.26 21.46 26.32
Saint Lucia 19.20 25.20 27.77 18.45 18.78 20.04 22.34 25.13
Samoa 12.89 20.99 21.98 20.08 18.56 18.78 20.75 23.41
Papua New Guinea 1.70 11.93 13.20 13.02 13.30 14.96 18.32 22.73
Liechtenstein 19.88 18.32 15.13 14.46 14.35 15.22 17.14 19.50
Montserrat 15.80 11.96 2.09 9.15 9.08 9.68 11.02 12.71
Trinidad and Tobago 21.42 11.37 10.78 9.09 8.09 8.14 9.21 10.67
Tokelau 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wallis and Futuna Islands 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014.
note: projected populations from 2020 onward are based on the medium-fertility variant.