Regional distribution of the world's urban population, 1950, 2010, 2050

Share of the world's urban population, by region 1950, 2010 and (projected) 2050

Regional distribution of the world's urban population, 1950, 2010, 2050 This graph shows the change in the regional distribution of the world's urban population from 1950 to 2010 and also the projected change expected for 2050. In 1950, 31 percent of the world's urban population were living in Asia. This figure is expected to grow to 54 percent by 2050.
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Share of the world's urban population, by region 1950, 2010 and (projected) 2050

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AfricaAsiaEuropeLatin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaPacific
19505%31%38%10%15%1%
201012%50%15%14%8%1%
2050*20%54%9%10%6%1%
AfricaAsiaEuropeLatin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaPacific
19505%31%38%10%15%1%
201012%50%15%14%8%1%
2050*20%54%9%10%6%1%
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This graph shows the change in the regional distribution of the world's urban population from 1950 to 2010 and also the projected change expected for 2050. In 1950, 31 percent of the world's urban population were living in Asia. This figure is expected to grow to 54 percent by 2050.
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