Honduras - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Honduras was 5,040,782 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,040,782 in 2016 and a minimum value of 463,729 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 463,729
1961 488,840
1962 515,201
1963 542,894
1964 572,154
1965 603,018
1966 635,698
1967 670,213
1968 706,658
1969 744,940
1970 785,169
1971 827,378
1972 871,724
1973 918,310
1974 965,837
1975 1,012,512
1976 1,061,601
1977 1,113,141
1978 1,167,179
1979 1,223,687
1980 1,282,618
1981 1,344,028
1982 1,407,993
1983 1,474,547
1984 1,543,748
1985 1,615,507
1986 1,689,928
1987 1,767,080
1988 1,846,274
1989 1,924,162
1990 2,004,926
1991 2,088,583
1992 2,175,123
1993 2,264,421
1994 2,356,590
1995 2,451,524
1996 2,549,111
1997 2,649,332
1998 2,752,170
1999 2,857,698
2000 2,965,809
2001 3,076,399
2002 3,197,751
2003 3,322,285
2004 3,448,988
2005 3,577,293
2006 3,707,204
2007 3,838,570
2008 3,970,811
2009 4,103,485
2010 4,236,372
2011 4,369,223
2012 4,502,038
2013 4,635,118
2014 4,769,045
2015 4,904,262
2016 5,040,782

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