Tanzania - Urban population

Urban population

The value for Urban population in Tanzania was 17,958,710 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 17,958,710 in 2016 and a minimum value of 528,509 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 528,509
1961 559,541
1962 592,636
1963 627,777
1964 665,038
1965 704,517
1966 746,292
1967 790,637
1968 870,061
1969 964,069
1970 1,068,306
1971 1,184,203
1972 1,312,559
1973 1,454,157
1974 1,610,103
1975 1,781,164
1976 1,968,806
1977 2,173,667
1978 2,397,905
1979 2,560,919
1980 2,719,334
1981 2,886,940
1982 3,065,089
1983 3,253,365
1984 3,452,356
1985 3,661,410
1986 3,881,163
1987 4,111,940
1988 4,356,633
1989 4,578,236
1990 4,807,792
1991 5,054,588
1992 5,317,625
1993 5,592,427
1994 5,873,136
1995 6,154,842
1996 6,435,980
1997 6,718,378
1998 7,006,325
1999 7,306,494
2000 7,624,779
2001 7,962,433
2002 8,320,222
2003 8,771,267
2004 9,265,294
2005 9,791,550
2006 10,352,970
2007 10,950,890
2008 11,586,010
2009 12,255,420
2010 12,960,160
2011 13,699,470
2012 14,476,050
2013 15,290,230
2014 16,141,100
2015 17,030,380
2016 17,958,710

Urban population (% of total)

Urban population (% of total) in Tanzania was 32.32 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 32.32 in 2016, while its lowest value was 5.25 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

Source: The United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 5.25
1961 5.39
1962 5.55
1963 5.70
1964 5.87
1965 6.03
1966 6.20
1967 6.37
1968 6.80
1969 7.31
1970 7.85
1971 8.43
1972 9.05
1973 9.70
1974 10.40
1975 11.15
1976 11.94
1977 12.77
1978 13.66
1979 14.14
1980 14.56
1981 14.98
1982 15.41
1983 15.85
1984 16.31
1985 16.77
1986 17.24
1987 17.73
1988 18.22
1989 18.57
1990 18.88
1991 19.21
1992 19.54
1993 19.87
1994 20.20
1995 20.54
1996 20.89
1997 21.24
1998 21.59
1999 21.95
2000 22.31
2001 22.67
2002 23.04
2003 23.61
2004 24.22
2005 24.85
2006 25.48
2007 26.12
2008 26.78
2009 27.44
2010 28.11
2011 28.80
2012 29.49
2013 30.20
2014 30.90
2015 31.61
2016 32.32

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization