Haiti - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Haiti was 6,486,055 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 6,486,055 in 2016 and a minimum value of 602,850 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 602,850
1961 629,952
1962 658,297
1963 687,867
1964 718,762
1965 750,865
1966 784,391
1967 819,267
1968 855,429
1969 892,548
1970 930,522
1971 969,272
1972 991,063
1973 1,009,494
1974 1,028,620
1975 1,048,838
1976 1,070,226
1977 1,092,801
1978 1,116,599
1979 1,141,808
1980 1,168,544
1981 1,196,784
1982 1,226,487
1983 1,302,253
1984 1,391,406
1985 1,485,028
1986 1,583,256
1987 1,686,119
1988 1,793,886
1989 1,906,374
1990 2,024,134
1991 2,147,014
1992 2,275,188
1993 2,363,888
1994 2,454,974
1995 2,548,475
1996 2,644,564
1997 2,741,190
1998 2,840,010
1999 2,940,867
2000 3,043,515
2001 3,238,068
2002 3,439,803
2003 3,648,520
2004 3,864,799
2005 4,083,679
2006 4,305,391
2007 4,529,010
2008 4,753,523
2009 4,977,966
2010 5,201,401
2011 5,423,140
2012 5,642,706
2013 5,859,320
2014 6,072,402
2015 6,281,502
2016 6,486,055

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