Grenada - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Grenada was 38,222 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 38,222 in 2016 and a minimum value of 27,259 in 1960.

Definition: 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.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 27,259
1961 27,852
1962 28,381
1963 28,840
1964 29,240
1965 29,579
1966 29,852
1967 30,061
1968 30,214
1969 30,336
1970 30,417
1971 30,405
1972 30,390
1973 30,359
1974 30,270
1975 30,106
1976 29,841
1977 29,496
1978 29,196
1979 29,095
1980 29,301
1981 29,878
1982 30,754
1983 31,758
1984 32,618
1985 33,152
1986 33,280
1987 33,075
1988 32,684
1989 32,334
1990 32,185
1991 32,318
1992 32,819
1993 33,448
1994 34,082
1995 34,636
1996 35,088
1997 35,468
1998 35,802
1999 36,117
2000 36,452
2001 36,773
2002 36,815
2003 36,866
2004 36,918
2005 36,975
2006 37,038
2007 37,107
2008 37,181
2009 37,263
2010 37,350
2011 37,442
2012 37,552
2013 37,686
2014 37,843
2015 38,019
2016 38,222

Development Relevance: Explosive growth of cities globally signifies the demographic transition from rural to urban, and is associated with shifts from an agriculture-based economy to mass industry, technology, and service. In principle, cities offer a more favorable setting for the resolution of social and environmental problems than rural areas. Cities generate jobs and income, and deliver education, health care and other services. Cities also present opportunities for social mobilization and women's empowerment.

Limitations and Exceptions: Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverage. There is no consistent and universally accepted standard for distinguishing urban from rural areas, in part because of the wide variety of situations across countries. Most countries use an urban classification related to the size or characteristics of settlements. Some define urban areas based on the presence of certain infrastructure and services. And other countries designate urban areas based on administrative arrangements. Because of national differences in the characteristics that distinguish urban from rural areas, the distinction between urban and rural population is not amenable to a single definition that would be applicable to all countries. Estimates of the world's urban population would change significantly if China, India, and a few other populous nations were to change their definition of urban centers. Because the estimates of city and metropolitan area are based on national definitions of what constitutes a city or metropolitan area, cross-country comparisons should be made with caution.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The indicator is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. To estimate urban populations, UN ratios of urban to total population were applied to the World Bank's estimates of total population. Countries differ in the way they classify population as "urban" or "rural." The population of a city or metropolitan area depends on the boundaries chosen.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization