San Marino - Urban population

The value for Urban population in San Marino was 31,283 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 31,283 in 2016 and a minimum value of 7,529 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 7,529
1961 7,895
1962 8,278
1963 8,677
1964 9,079
1965 9,488
1966 9,897
1967 10,314
1968 10,719
1969 11,098
1970 11,445
1971 12,022
1972 12,551
1973 13,051
1974 13,558
1975 14,107
1976 14,698
1977 15,347
1978 16,033
1979 16,714
1980 17,352
1981 17,953
1982 18,516
1983 19,054
1984 19,557
1985 20,049
1986 20,525
1987 20,982
1988 21,213
1989 21,461
1990 21,735
1991 22,045
1992 22,373
1993 22,838
1994 23,286
1995 23,720
1996 24,126
1997 24,499
1998 24,863
1999 25,230
2000 25,619
2001 26,027
2002 26,413
2003 26,777
2004 27,136
2005 27,491
2006 27,846
2007 28,192
2008 28,547
2009 28,901
2010 29,270
2011 29,647
2012 30,038
2013 30,411
2014 30,752
2015 31,045
2016 31,283

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